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Mr. Vincent Agnello, J.D.

Mr. Vincent Agnello, J.D.

Professor of Law and Accounting Dept. Chair

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Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, 2nd Floor, Rm 251C
Office Hours:
Spring 2021: online Mon, Tues & Wed 10-12pm
Curriculum Vitae:


Professor Agnello began teaching for Niagara in 1979. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo where he obtained a B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate.

In addition to his career at Niagara, Professor Agnello has also had the opportunity to teach at ESSEC in France, as well as East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China. Professor Agnello also practiced law for 20 years in Niagara and Erie counties. He maintained a general practice with special emphasis on trial and appellate practice, and business formation.

Professor Agnello is very active in the community. He served as the director of the Niagara University Family Business Center from 2003 to 2020, which works with family-owned businesses in Western New York on issues of succession planning, handling family conflict and best business practices. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Artpark, where he has served as treasurer and secretary, and as chair of the Finance Committee , the Operations Committee and is currently chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is also very active in the environmental movement, as past president of Residents for Responsible Government and currently as a founder of Niagara Watershed Alliance. In this role, Professor Agnello has presented numerous lectures on the environment over the past several years.

Professionally, Professor Agnello is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Professor Agnello has written numerous articles which have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Organizational Ethics, The Business Review, American Journal of Business Education, Journal of Advances in Education, Cambridge, and the American Journal of CLU. 

He has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate level. His specialty is Legal Environment of Business. He also teaches a Law and Ethics course for the MBA Program at NU.

Focus of Teaching

  • LAW 205 - Legal Environment of Business
  • LAW 301 - Business Law I
  • LAW 302 - Business Law II


  • MGT 560 - Law and Business Ethics

Current Research

Director of Niagara University Family Business Center - Working with family owned and privately held businesses in western New York on Succession planning, handling conflict, and best business practices. My research intrerests include business ethics, the environment, effective teaching, and business law.

Educational Background

Juris Doctor, University at Buffalo Law School - State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, May 1978.

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, SUNY at Buffalo, May 1975

Current Involvement

Member of the Board of Directors of Artpark & Company, and active member of Residents for Responsible Government, Inc.