Hanley to Receive Hilbert College Medal

One of the College’s Highest Honors to be Bestowed at Commencement
Release Date:
April 29, 2013
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College selects Vincent O. Hanley, partner at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, to receive the Hilbert College Medal at the College’s Commencement Exercises on May 11, 2013 at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg. 

The Hilbert College Medal, one of the College’s highest honors, is presented to those “who embody Franciscan values, demonstrate excellence in their profession or career, and excellence in community service.”  Hanley was nominated for his role as the primary facilitator of the Bishop’s Declaration and helping the Hilbert College Board of Trustees to position the College for ongoing success as a Catholic Franciscan institution.

Furthermore, Hanley’s leadership as Chairperson of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees during the challenging economic conditions in 2008, while the College was embarking on the construction of a new residence hall, was remarkable.

As a partner in Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel’s Business & Corporate, Real Estate, Economic & Land Development, and Financial Services practice groups, Hanley represents owners, developers, lenders, and borrowers in sophisticated real estate transactions involving commercial and industrial properties. In addition to handling acquisitions and sales of real property, Hanley assists clients with all other aspects of commercial real estate development, including the negotiation and drafting of architect agreements and construction contracts, leasing, zoning, subdivision, economic development incentives, and negotiation of easements and restrictive covenants.

Hanley has served as a guest lecturer for the University at Buffalo School of Management, the New York State Bar Association, Lorman Educational Services, and various business groups on a broad range of real estate-related topics, including economic development incentives, easements and licenses, and commercial mortgage foreclosures. He is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and represents a number of area colleges in real estate financing and development projects.

Hanley currently serves on Board of Directors of the Catholic Health System Continuing Care Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society for Buffalo and Western New York. He has been listed by Buffalo Business First in its annual Who’s Who in Law special report, and is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America (under the categories of Real Estate Law, Litigation-Real Estate, and Land-Use & Zoning Law, and Litigation-Land-Use & Zoning, and by New York Super Lawyers (under Construction, Real Estate & Environmental Law).  

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.