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Russell Maines, Co-Owner/Managing Partner

Litigation experience includes trials in New York and Georgia courts, federal civil litigation, and appeals. Corporate experience includes real estate, drafting and review of service contracts for corporate clients, buyout agreements, and regulatory compliance review for banking and educational institutions. I regularly counsel clients in zoning and land use matters.


Admitted in state of Florida, 2000; New York, 2001; United States District Courts in New York’s Northern, Southern and Western Districts; and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.



SUNY Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY

J.D., 1999


Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
B.A., Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1996

Phi Beta Kappa, Binghamton University, 1996
BUFFALO LAW REVIEW, Managing Editor, 1998-1999

What clients say

“Throughout the entire experience, Russell demonstrated the best of professional legal standards.  He was always available for consultation, responding to each inquiry with a genuine respect regardless of the questions or issues raised.  He was honest in his evaluations and forthright in sharing his legal opinions that was instrumental in creating a high level of confidence for the client. Russell methodically built a legally solid case for the dismissal of the original lawsuit, and then skillfully managed the successful prosecution of the counter claims.” – Brian G. Lacey, Owner, Lacey Entertainment

“A group of  neighbors had been having an ongoing problem with the Town Board over a noise ordinance. We decided to hire an attorney to research the statutes and represent our interests. Asking around, we were advised that Russell Maines was considered a “lawyers lawyer.” Working with a short deadline, Russell reviewed our situation, provided us with an informed opinion of how to proceed, and prepared a legal letter to the local Board members. His guidance was instrumental in helping us reach a compromise solution.”