5-25-19 William F. Savino, Esq. receives the Ken Joyce Excellence in Teaching Award from the University at Buffalo Law School

Posted on June 06, 2019

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP is pleased to announce that William F. Savino, Esq. has been named the recipient of the Ken Joyce Excellence in Teaching Award by the University at Buffalo School of Law.  This award is given to a member of the adjunct faculty for excellent teaching and longstanding service to the School of Law.  Bill has been teaching business law to the seniors in the management school at University of Buffalo since 1979, and he has been teaching commercial litigation at its law school since 2001.  Bill developed the course to provide upperclass members with a real world litigation experience He received his award at the School of Law’s graduation ceremony. 

Mr. Savino is a Partner in the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on matters involving business litigation (including construction, corporate and partnership dissolution, accounting malpractice, and Uniform Commercial Code matters) and insolvency (both debtor and creditor) with an emphasis on reorganizations. Mr. Savino also mediates corporate and commercial disputes, including those arising out of the organization, operation and dissolution of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures.

In May of 2014, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumni for Business at the 52nd annual University at Buffalo Law School alumni dinner. Mr. Savino has repeatedly earned the designation as a Top 10 Upstate New York Attorney and was ranked third in 2013 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Savino has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation – Bankruptcy.  Mr. Savino has been named in the Best Lawyers' 2018 Buffalo Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" and was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Buffalo Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year." Additionally, he has been listed as one of Business First of Buffalo's Who's Who in Law" List for the past nine years. He has also been named a Legal Elite in Western New York every year since 2013.

Mr. Savino received his J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, and his B.A., High Honors, from the University of Rochester.

William Savino