Amber E. Storr

MEMBER

716-849-8909

Ms. Storr is an experienced litigator with Hurwitz Fine P.C., focusing her practice on business and commercial litigation, employment law litigation, professional liability defense, and mediation. She has litigated matters in both state and federal courts, representing a wide range of professional businesses. She also litigates trust and estate matters.

She has handled complex business and commercial cases from pre-litigation analysis and negotiation, through all stages of litigation and resolution, including dispositive motions, mediation, arbitration, trial verdicts and appeals. Her cases have involved contract disputes, construction litigation, Uniform Commercial Code sales, commercial paper and banking issues, intellectual property and trade secret litigation, collection, debtor/creditor matters, partnership disputes and employment contract disputes. She has successfully litigated numerous cases involving claims of breach of contractual and fiduciary duties of confidentiality, thefts of trade secrets, and breaches of non-compete covenants for various business clients.  She has successfully resolved many of her cases to her clients’ satisfaction through alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.

Ms. Storr has counseled clients on a wide range of contract issues including non-compete agreements, vendor agreements, software licensing agreements, sales and purchase order documents, nursing home admission agreements.

Ms. Storr has a broad base of experience representing engineering, architectural, construction, manufacturing and other professional firms, bringing both the litigator’s point of view as well as an insider’s perspective. She successfully represented a large, worldwide engineering firm in multiple litigation matters, including contract and construction disputes and, prior to her law firm experience, she worked at Ecology and Environment, Inc. as a Community Involvement Specialist. She represented an iconic tour boat business against numerous legal challenges to its concession license and in a multi-million dollar construction project in both state and federal courts. She also defended a cellular monopole designer and builder in an action involving claims of professional negligence and product liability.

Ms. Storr has experience in cases involving the handling of stolen and forged checks by banks and businesses and has successfully litigated numerous cases involving claims of breach of contractual and fiduciary duties of confidentiality, thefts of trade secrets, and breach of non-compete covenants for various business clients. She previously worked for Empire of America Realty Credit Corp. in secondary markets and conducted research and advised banking in-house counsel on questions related to UCC banking and fiduciary duties.

Ms. Storr is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Erie County Bar Association and a member of the Business and Commercial Litigation Division of the New York State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association of New York. Ms. Storr was named a Rising Star in Business Litigation by New York Super Lawyers Magazine annually from 2013 – 2017 and a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation from 2018 – 2022.  Ms. Storr is a past president of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and a past president of the University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni GOLD Group Board.

 

Amber E. Storr
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Court Admissions

Courts of the State of New York

United States District Court
- Northern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Western District of New Yor

Seneca Nation of Indians Courts

United States Bankruptcy Court
- Western District of New York

Admitted to Practice

New York

Education

University at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 2006)

State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)

Professional Recognition

Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association

Bar Association of Erie County

Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

Firm News

07/08/23: Legal Alert: Employers Now Have a Much Heavier Burden in Proving “Undue Hardship” Related to Employee Requests for Religious Accommodation

06/27/23: Legal Alert: New York Lawmakers Add to the Uncertainty About the Future of Non-Compete Agreements

04/12/23: Legal Alert: Employers: Update Your Sexual Harassment Policies and Training Materials to Comport with New York State’s New Models

12/22/22: Legal Alert: Effective Immediately: New York State Will Now Require Employers to Provide Electronic Versions of all Mandatory Workplace Postings

08/23/22: Firm News: 35 Attorneys Named to the 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

08/18/22: Firm News: 22 Hurwitz Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™

07/06/22: Legal Alert: New York Civil Practice Update

08/23/21: Firm News: 28 Attorneys Named to 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

08/19/21: Firm News: 21 Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

04/04/21: The Harmonie Group: 2020 Significant Cases

01/26/21: Legal Alert: New York Civil Practice Update: Understanding Administrative Order 270.20 and the Substantive Changes to the Uniform Civil Rules for the New York Trial Courts

08/26/20: Firm News: 30 Attorneys Named to 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

05/27/20: Firm News: Marc A. Schulz and Amber E. Storr Advance From Associates to Members

5/12/20: Legal Alert: Finding Creative Solutions to Business Disputes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

3/24/20: Legal Alert: The EEOC Issues Coronavirus Guidance for the Workplace

8/12/19: Blog: 27 Attorneys Named to 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

6/17/19: Buffalo Law Journal: Adjusting Just Fine

9/5/18: Blog: Amber E. Storr to co-chair the BAEC Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Committee

8/15/17: Blog: Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Listed In New York Super Lawyers

8/4/16: Blog: 75% of Firm Listed As Super Lawyers