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Melissa A. Day, Esq. invited to join Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust

by | Jul 30, 2019 | I'm MAD, MAD News, NYS Workers Compensation |

Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Buffalo Niagara area.

Amherst, New York, July 29, 2019 — Melissa A. Day, Owner and Managing Attorney of The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, PLLC, has been invited to join Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Buffalo Niagara area.

Melissa was chosen for membership by the Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to her experience, leadership and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Melissa began her practice defending workers’ compensation insurance carriers and self-insured employers since shortly after she was admitted to the Bar in 1997. She has over 20 years of general workers’ compensation defense experience, and has extensive appellate experience at various appellate divisions, including successfully arguing Burns v. Varialle, 9 N.Y.3d 207, 879 N.E.2d 140, 849 N.Y.S.2d 1. Melissa is extremely well versed in workers’ compensation subrogation issues and general liability defense and also frequently lectures on and blogs about recent developments in Workers’ Compensation Law. She is the Founder, Owner and Moderator of the Linkedin Group, New York Workers’ Compensation Forum which currently boasts nearly 1,600 members. She is a member of several legal professional memberships, including, New York Self Insured Association, Buffalo Clams Association, Self-Insured Association of the Niagara Frontier and Notre Dame Club of Buffalo/Western NY. Melissa’s degrees are from Canisius College where she received a B.A. in English and from Notre Dame Law School where she earned her J.D.

“Buffalo’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Melissa,” said John Tebeau, publisher of Buffalo Business First. “We’re honored to be creating a space where the region’s business influencers come together to increase their impact on the community, build their businesses and connect with and strengthen one another.”

As an invited member, Melissa will contribute articles to the Buffalo Business First website and participate alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. She will connect and collaborate with a vetted network of local leaders in a members-only directory and a private forum on the group’s mobile app. Melissa will also benefit from leadership and business coaching, an Executive Profile on the Buffalo Business First website, select partner discounts and services and ongoing support from the community’s concierge team.

In response to being accepted for membership, Melissa said, “I am grateful to be a member of Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust because I am a firm believer in the power of collective experience and collaborative intelligence and talents.  How exciting to find a place to learn from other entrepreneurs and share my own success – right in our backyard!”

The Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust team is honored to welcome Melissa A. Day to the community and looks forward to helping her elevate her personal brand, strengthen her circle of trusted advisors and position her to further impact the Buffalo Niagara business community and beyond.

About Business Journals Leadership Trust

Buffalo Business First Leadership Trust is a part of Business Journals Leadership Trust — a collective of invitation-only networks of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community. Membership is based on an application and selection committee review. Benefits include private online forums, the ability to publish insights on, business and executive coaching and a dedicated concierge team. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit

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