Daemen Trustee Named Bills Legal Counsel

By | December 5, 2023
Professional headshot of Terrence Gilbride

Courtesy: Hodgson Russ Attorneys

Terrence Gilbride, a member of the Daemen University Board of Trustees, has been hired as the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Buffalo Bills.

Gilbride was appointed to the university’s board of trustees in 2018, bringing with him a wealth of experience in counseling colleges and universities on a variety of capital projects.

“The Buffalo Bills selection is a real tribute to Terry’s expertise,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said. “His extensive experience combined with his high standards of integrity will truly benefit the Bills organization.”

Gilbride started his legal career at Hodgson Russ LLP in 1988 and spent the last 35 years working on multifaceted commercial real estate development projects.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work for the Bills and help the team with the new stadium project,” Gilbride said. “I’m very much looking forward to this next phase of my professional career.”

Hodgson Russ released a statement reading in part, “Terry’s work at Hodgson Russ will have an impact on not only the firm, but also the Western New York community for years to come. He was instrumental in building the firm’s real estate development and public private partnership practices. He also led the firm’s involvement in numerous high-profile projects across WNY and beyond including multiple transactions involving what is now known as the Bills Highmark Stadium, the Harbor Center project, and numerous student housing projects…”

Gilbride graduated from St. Bonaventure University with Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and from the University at Buffalo Law School.