Amber E. Storr
Ms. Storr is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice in commercial litigation, professional liability, construction litigation, employment litigation, and creditors’ rights. 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 through 2017 and a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation in 2018. Ms. Storr is a past president of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and a past president of the University of Buffalo Law School Alumni GOLD Group Board.