Mr. Townsend is managing partner of the Buffalo office and leader of the Residential Real Estate Practice Group. He focuses his legal practice on the purchase and sale of residential real estate, mortgage closings and title work. He represents major institutional lenders in their residential mortgage transactions.
Mr. Townsend was a registered agent with the National Hockey League Players Association and has represented professional athletes in the area of sports law.
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Townsend is a former member of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York. Mr. Townsend was a member of the Amherst North Rotary from 1980 to 1989 and served on their Board of Directors for three years and was treasurer for two years. He was a member of the Village of Williamsville Planning Board from 1985 to 1989 and served as chairman of that board from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Townsend has also been active in the Town of Amherst Hockey Association and was manager for the Pee Wee Minor and Major Travel Team. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Park Country Club in 1998 and completed his term as President in 2000. Mr. Townsend also served on the advisory group for the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County not for profit resource center during 2000 and 2001.
Mr. Townsend lives in Amherst, New York with his wife, the Honorable Sharon S. Townsend, former Administrative Judge for the Eighth Judicial District, and their two children.