Joseph G. Makowski

Joseph G. Makowski

Managing Partner
Location:
Buffalo, New York
Phone:
716-427-6704
Fax:
716-551-0828
Email:

Joseph G. Makowski was admitted to the New York Bar on September 18,1979. From that date until 1985, Mr. Makowski was an associate at the Buffalo law firm Albrecht, Maguire, Heffern & Gregg PC. From 1985 to 1998, he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to Computer Task Group, Inc., a publically traded information technology company headquartered in Buffalo, NY. Beginning in 1999, Mr. Makowski served at a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in the Eighth Judicial District until 2009. Simultaneously, from 2001 - 2004, he served as Presiding Justice for the Commercial Division of the court. During his time on the court, Mr. Makowski was credited with 5,200 civil case dispositions. In 2009, he founded Joseph G. Makowski, LLC, a corporate and commercial law boutique.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
    • MBA - 1976
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
    • BA - 1975

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Negotiations, S.U.N.Y at Buffalo, 2003 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association , Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, 1979 - 2016
  • Better Business Bureau, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Computer Task Group. Inc., V.P. General Counsel & Secy., 1985 - 1998
  • Albrecht, Maguire, Heffern & Gregg. P.C., Attorney Litigation Dept., 1979 - 1985
  • New York Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District, Supreme Court Justice, 1999 - 2009
  • Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court, 8th Judicial District, Presiding Justice, 2001 - 2004

Languages

  • English