Robert L. Boreanaz focuses his practice in the areas of union-side labor law and plaintiff-side employment law. He has litigated cases throughout New York State as well as in Delaware, Texas, and Illinois. Mr. Boreanaz has extensive trial experience, arguing before state, appellate, and federal courts. As an example of Mr. Boreanaz’s work, he recently reached a settlement of $1.8 million in an employment matter on behalf of a corrections officer working at the New York State Department of Correctional Service.

Mr. Boreanaz is a senior partner with the law firm Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, a mid-size, full-service firm based in Buffalo, New York, with offices throughout Western New York and in California. He is the chairperson of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Area.

Mr. Boreanaz is consistently named to leading peer recognition publications, including Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers. Lipsitz Green was the only firm recently given a first-tier ranking in the Buffalo metropolitan area for Employment Law—Individuals’ in U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”

Mr. Boreanaz is active in the bar and legal community. He has been a member of the New York State Bar Association and its executive board for over twenty years. Mr. Boreanaz is a frequent lecturer, having made several presentations for the New York State Bar Association as well as appearing on radio and television and in print as a commentator on legal affairs. He is a former president of the University at Buffalo Law School’s Alumni Association.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York, 1990
  • United States District Court, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, 1991
  • United States Tax Court, 1993
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, 1996


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1989
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent lecturer on recent trends and cutting-edge labor and employment law topics for the New York State Bar Association, including fall and annual meetings in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2010 and 2011
  • Featured speaker at the Bar Association of Erie County’s Labor and Employment Law Symposium in 2000
  • Panelist for the New York State Bar Association Seminar on Benefits, Health Care, and the Workplace

Professional Activities

  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County (Labor Law, Criminal Law, and Federal Practice Committees)
  • Chairperson, Taskforce on Local Justice Courts for Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (Labor Law Executive Committee, Criminal Law Committee)
  • Member, American Bar Association (Labor Law, Criminal Law, and Litigation Sections)
  • Member, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Executive Committee Member, Town of Amherst Youth Board
  • Chairperson, Charity Event of the Western New York Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Industrial Relations Research Association for Western New York