The hospital just wasn’t viable.… But it did serve as a very
important anchor within the community. If the site had just
gone dark, it would have been a disaster for the community.
enough to sell the property to a
local developer who has completely
renovated the hospital into a business
base for several businesses. They
run training for nurses. They have a
community center on the first floor.
Every time I drive by it, I think this
is something that wouldn’t be here
but for us coming in and being able
to slow the process down and make
sure it got to a place where it could
be a community asset rather than
being a drag on the community.
That was about three years ago.
There’s the medical corridor on
the east side of Buffalo, which
as I said is traditionally a pretty
impoverished area. That corridor is
getting bigger and bigger. There are
more hospitals moving in and more
research facilities, and that corridor
is starting to move down toward
that other hospital building that
we saved. So the area between the
hospital that we were able to transition
to a developer before it became
blighted is benefiting by being one
of the bookends of the corridor. It’s
something that’s tangible and proves
that our industry is important for
saving not only the GMs, banks, and
what-not, but also has pretty direct
impacts within local communities.
Q Who inspires you professionally and/or personally?
I’ve had a lot of great
mentors professionally. The partners I
work with at Hodgson, Garry Graber
and Jim Thoman, have both provided
me with great examples of how to
carry yourself as a lawyer and how to
interact with the clients—the
importance of providing high-quality
work on an everyday basis.
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