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Buffalo & Associates fosters a transparent, consultative dialog with clients, helping to ensure that the legal process works to meet their business vision.

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Client-Counsel Relationship

Buffalo & Associates was founded on the strength of the client-counsel relationship. From drafting startup documents to general counsel, to walking clients through the often complicated mergers and acquistions process, Buffalo & Associates keeps clients fully engaged, knowledgeable and supported, every step of the way.

About Vaughn Buffalo

A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law, Vaughn Buffalo began his career in New York City at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Mayer Brown. After seven years learning and developing sophisticated approaches to serving clients, Vaughn saw that the most effective legal counsel was a hybrid of business building and legal know-how.

Inspired by wins and business relationships with his clients, including the internet startup, Vaughn founded Buffalo & Associates in 2003 as a full-service business-centered law firm that understands that in a successful legal experience, the client's vision leads.

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Unique Relationships

Buffalo & Associates has collaborated with one of New York City's premier law firms, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, as well as a constellation of solo practicing specialists to bring broad-based M&A, general corporate and other legal services to clients. These relationships allow Buffalo & Associates to consult with clients directly and cost-effectively as well as expanding effectively when needed. Buffalo & Associates is personalized AND powerful. Consultative AND cost-effective. Clients experience a level of service usually reserved for only the largest and most lucrative companies.

Our Recent Clients

Our firm's recent transactions in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, General Counsel, Startups and Securities.

Mergers And Acquisitions:
TechAir, Carol Dauplaise LTD, US Honey Bee LLC, Direct Sales Network, Inc.

General Counsel:
Modern Merch Group, Kona Queen Hawaii, Screaming Mimis, Alufin Ltd. (Owner of building in Manhattan), MC2 Capital

Start Up: LLC, Cloud Connected Financial
Holy Name of Jesus Church, Wall Street Synagogue and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

H Line D Partners, DR Beachfront Real Estate LLC, Vision Capital


OCVC is the brainchild of Emily Renner and Vaughn Buffalo, two corporate lawyers who became friends in 2007 when they met in a cab in New York City. They saw the need to educate small business owners about the structure and major documents needed in business and thus OCVC was born.

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We hired Buffalo & Associates to handle an extremely delicate family-corporate business matter. Our case involved a sudden and tragic death of a principal owner of our family business. We interviewed various firms and knew immediately that Buffalo & Associates were the ones for us!

Their knowledge, experience, work ethic and approach were bar none. We had the best possible outcome we could have asked for, not for lack of trying and working very diligently. They took this to task!

Their approach was unlike any other: extreme support, guidance, coach, trainer, decisive and with extreme precision. Vaughn and Emily are an amazing team and a pleasure to work with. They calmed us when we needed and rallied us when we needed in other parts of the process.

Overall, considering it was such an awful situation, we had an amazing, unforgettable and life changing experience with them, we would highly recommend them to others. They continue to represent us in much more positive life experiences in personal and professional matters. What could be a better endorsement then our continued and dedicated repeat business with them!

Richard and Debra D.
Small Business Owners, New York

Buffalo & Associates helped me sell my business located in Michigan and right after helped me and my partner purchase a business in Hawaii. Despite being located thousands of miles away, it was as if they were located right next door.

They went above and beyond to accommodate the time difference and made sure it did not interfere in our daily business routines throughout the nearly half year representation.

The cost of the transaction was reasonable, the legal service was top notch and the advice they gave was insightful. My new company is now looking to buy another business in Hawaii and we again hired Buffalo & Associates.

Kelly O.
Small Business Owner, Hawaii