NYC firm Foley & Lardner hired to help with Buffalo Bills deal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office confirmed the prominent New York City law firm, whose partner Irwin Raij worked on the current lease between the Bills, Erie County and the state, has been retained to make sure who ever buys the National Football League team keeps it in Western New York.

Foley & Lardner is being paid $350,000. The firm’s hiring is the latest in a series of moves all designed to make sure the Bills remain in Buffalo and are not moved to another city when the team’s current stadium lease expires.