Colligan Law LLP Promotes Matthew Pelkey to Partner

January 5, 2016

“Matthew’s hard work and entrepreneurial spirit have been integral in our firm’s growth and success,” said David J. Colligan, Partner and Founder of Colligan Law. “His leadership and commitment to serving our clients, especially in Upstate’s startup ecosystem, make him well deserving of this title.”

Pelkey’s practice relates primarily to startups, business counseling and transactions, land use and commercial real estate, and regulatory compliance for businesses, craft beverage companies, elected officials, lobbyists, political action committees and candidates.

His community involvement and membership include:

  • Co-Founder of Startup Grind Buffalo
  • Co-Founder of Black Squirrel Distillery LLC
  • Co-Founder of #LaunchHour
  • Co-Founder & President of WNY Craft Beverage Alliance
  • 43North WeMakeBuffalo Team
  • ECIDA Venture Capital Advisory Group
  • Amherst Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Member of Public Policy Committee
  • Advisory Board and Chair of Emerging Business Leaders
  • Advisory Board of WomenElect
  • FIKA Buffalo
  • Professional Panel, Cancer Legal Resource Center
  • Western New York Regional Economic Development Council Smart Growth Committee
  • One Region Forward Land Use & Development Group
  • Volunteer, B-Team Buffalo
  • Volunteer, Parkside Community Association

Matthew is a 2010 graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School cum laude, with a concentration in finance transactions.