Avant Building - Suite 900
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202-2107
Michael A. Piette is a member of the Firm's Economic & Land Development, Financial Services, Housing Resources and Real Estate practice groups. His practice involves a wide variety of matters in the fields of commercial real estate, including transactions involving the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and exchange of commercial real estate, real estate titles and low income housing tax credit transactions. He has counseled and negotiated on behalf of lending institutions, not-for-profit entities and commercial owners in connection with the closing of sophisticated forms of financing, including various loan and grant transactions involving industrial development agencies and/or Federal and State agencies. His practice also involves environmental and land use regulation matters, including brownfield redevelopment.
State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., cum laude, 1977, J.D., 1980)
1981 New York State Bar; 1981 New York State Court; U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; U.S. Tax Court
Commercial and Residential Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; Commercial Leasing; Title Insurance Law
Speaker for New York State Bar Association, Bar Association of Erie County and Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors at seminars regarding real estate contracts, title and other real estate subjects.
In 2013, Mr. Piette was selected by Family & Children's Service of Niagara to receive the E. Marie Davis Volunteer Award. The award is presented to individuals who embody the spirit of volunteer service and made a difference for the agency and the community.
Mr. Piette was also recognized as the Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Land Use & Zoning for Buffalo, NY.
Mr. Piette is a 2012 recipient of the Skip Helfrich Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Leadership Niagara.
Listed, "Who's Who in Law," Published by Business First of Buffalo
Listed, Best Lawyers in America (2006-Present)
Member, Board of Directors, Family & Children's Service of Niagara, Inc. (2005-Present), Executive Committee (2011-Present)
Member, Board of Directors, University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association (2011-Present)
Member, Board of Directors, Niagara Area Foundation Council (2011-Present)
Member, Erie County Bar Association, Real Property Committee (1981-Present)
Erie County Bar Association (Chair, Real Property Committee, 1998-2001)
Erie County Bar Association (Chair, Real Estate Contract Revision Subcommittee, 1995-1998)
New York State Bar Association (Real Estate Section, 1981 to Present)