On the surface, Lawley is a Top 100 Independent Insurance Broker with 400+ employees and branches across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Headquartered in Buffalo, Lawley was built on a foundation of deeply-rooted family values and strong business ethics. We strive to be the partner of choice for customers, insurance carriers and employees looking for long-term relationships built on a foundation of trust. This is supported by Lawley’s core beliefs that help us act as voice and one vision.

Lawley is a proud sponsor of the SAM Foundation because we believe in contributing to the communities in which we live and work. The SAM Foundation’s goal of providing musical education to members of our community rings true to our belief that all should be able to achieve their greatest dreams and enrich their lives through music and the arts. One of Lawley’s core values is passion, and we are proud to support a foundation dedicated to helping youth and community members live their passion through music.



The Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation is proud to welcome Franz-Manno Service Corp. to our list of corporate sponsors.

Franz-Manno is an independent insurance agency that serves the insurance needs of individuals, families, and businesses in Western New York. Their primary objective is to establish a relationship and partnership with you, to provide you with coverage, loss control services and, above all, claims service. Our number one product is service. Service that is specifically designed to reduce your losses and control your insurance costs.

For businesses, we become part of your insurance program and participate in the planned growth of your company by providing the best possible TOTAL insurance program.

Michael J. Miskuly, a managing partner of Franz-Manno, is also a member of the Board of Directors of the SAM Foundation and is a musician himself. Michael has performed for over 30 years with David Kane’s Them Jazzbeards, Orkestar Sokoli (an authentic traditional Serbian band) and is currently performing regularly with Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross.  We appreciate his efforts to help our organization continue to serve the community.


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