Christopher Hanifin

Christopher J. Hanifin

Of Counsel at Barclay Damon LLP

125 East Jefferson Street, Syracuse, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(315) 425-2700

General Information


Lieutenant Colonel  - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Administrative Judge Hearing Officer)  - National Appeals Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Of Counsel  - Hiscock & Barclay LLP

Acting General Counsel  - The Research Foundation for SUNY

Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal and Regulatory Strategy  - Choice One Communications , Inc.


Albany Law School of Union University

Siena College

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Christopher J. Hanifin joins Hiscock & Barclay's Albany office as Counsel along with two new Associates, James A. Davis, who joins the Firm's Buffalo office, and Zachary D. Forward, who joins the Syracuse office.
Christopher Hanifin (Delmar resident) has over 14 years of experience as a senior legal advisor with private sector corporations, governmental organizations, and the United States military. He has proven leadership within diverse legal disciplines, including administrative and utility regulation, administrative litigation, transaction negotiations, contracts, real estate, litigation, corporate governance, and military defense and administrative law. Hanifin has extensive experience with sophisticated transactions and agreements involving varied regulatory challenges and legal issues in education, government, and corporate environments. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as Chief in the Legal Assistance Division for the US Army, 7th Army Joint Multi-National Training Command in Vilseck, Germany; and before being stationed overseas, he was Acting General Counsel at The Research Foundation of the State University of New York. Hanifin is a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University and Siena College.

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For central office, the RF recommends the campus contact Christopher J. Hanifin, Esq., Acting Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at
Central Office for clarification, guidance, and assistance with requests for the release/disclosure of research data. Chris can be reached by phone at

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