David Pfalzgraf – Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham | Buffalo, NY


Founding Partner, Managing Partner

Corporate Law
Business Law & Litigation
Construction & Development Law
Labor & Employment Law

O: (716) 854-3400 x204
F: (716) 332-0336
M: (716) 536-4443
E: pfalzgraf@ruppbaase.com

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With a philosophy that puts collaborative client relationships at the heart of every engagement, David Pfalzgraf serves as our managing partner as well as head of our business law practice group. He works primarily with private business enterprises, ranging from closely-held family businesses to multi-national corporations.

David’s experience includes assisting clients with all business needs to pave the way to future success, including business formation, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, financing and investment matters, development matters, labor and employment issues, commercial transactions, and commercial litigation. His commitment to a people-first approach extends far beyond his practice, as evidenced by his impact in our community through a number of leadership roles.

During law school, David was Editor-In-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review, Champion of the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition, and a member of the National Trial Team. After earning his undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, he served as an officer in the United States Navy.


Miami University of Ohio, B.A.

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude


New York


United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Court of Appeals Second Circuit

Supreme Court of the State of New York

Supreme Court of the State of Florida


New York State Bar Association

Erie County Bar Foundation, Inc. – Board of Directors

Evans Bancorp, Inc. – Board of Directors

Ferguson Electric Construction Company, Inc. – Board of Directors

RP Oak Hill Building Company, Inc. – Board of Directors

University of Buffalo Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

Nichols School – Board of Trustees (Secretary)

The Buffalo Club – Past President

Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, Inc. – Board of Directors, Past President

Kaleida Health Foundation – Past President, Board of Directors

Founding Member of the Adam Page Sled Hockey Foundation, Inc.


“Legal Elite of Western New York” as recognized by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

“Who’s Who in Law” as recognized by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2010, 2011, 2012

“40 Under 40,” Business First