About Mancabelli Law PLLC

Why should Mancabelli Law be part of your team?

  • We listen intently
  • We are responsive
  • We know business law and contract law
  • We are extremely effective communicators
  • We will help your business avoid the cost and inconvenience of litigation, when possible

Business Law Experience

In March 2013, after eight years as a business litigator at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, I started my own law firm centered on the needs of business clients and business owners.

I developed my craft as a business litigator for seven years at Jackson White PC in Mesa, Arizona.

I also clerked for an appellate judge at the Arizona Court of Appeals.


State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law

  • Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, May 1996
  • Concentration in Finance Transaction
  • Student Attorney, Community Economic Development Clinic
  • Head Note & Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review

Canisius College

  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in English, May 1992
  • All-College Honors Program and English Honors Program
  • Wrote and defended honors thesis, “The Child is the Father of the Man: Childhood Suffering and Abuse in the Novels of Charles Dickens”
  • Member, DiGamma Honor Society for outstanding service to College community
  • Managing Editor of College Newspaper, The Griffin

Business Law Publications

The Commercial Division: the “Business Court” of the New York Supreme Court, Phillips Lytle LLP, Beyond Dispute, September 2012

– An introduction to New York’s state-wide court for litigation of business disputes

“It’s Not Polite to Ask Questions in the Boardroom: Van Gorkom’s Due Care Standard Minimized in Paramount v. QVC,” 44 Buffalo Law Review 887 (Fall 1996)

– An analysis of the duty of care owed by a board of directors to shareholders in the context of a buyout


All New York State and Federal Courts, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Committee, Erie County Bar Association
  • Commercial and Federal Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Member, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • Former Communications Chair, DuPont Women Lawyers’ Network
  • Member, Canisius College DiGamma Honor Society
  • Member, Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer – Selecting and Maintaining the Right Business Structure, Buffalo State College Construction Contractor’s Series
  • Guest Lecturer and Career Panelist, Sacred Heart Academy
  • Speaker – Selecting and Maintaining the Right Business Structure, Canisius College Women’s Business Center
  • Speaker – How to Vet a Potential Business Partner, Small Business Administration

Community Activities

  • Co-President, Co-Treasurer, South Davis Elementary PTO
  • Advocacy Committee, Western New York Women’s Foundation
  • Mentor, SUNY at Buffalo School of Law
  • What She’s Made Of Event Committee, Western New York Women’s Foundation
  • Mentor, Commercial and Federal Section, New York State Bar Association


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Contact us:

716.200.6302 CELL


716.662.5360 OFFICE


3853 North Buffalo Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127


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