Colligan Law Promotes Knab, Vilardo to Senior Associate Attorney

January 26, 2023

Colligan Law LLP has promoted Margot Knab and Alexander Vilardo to the rank of Senior Associate Attorney.


Knab’s practice relates primarily to corporate and business law. She works with startups, entrepreneurs and investors, assisting with financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment matters, and intellectual property protections.


This is Knab’s fourth year with Colligan Law. She earned her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Upon graduation, she was one of three students to receive its inaugural Certificate in Corporate & Regulatory Compliance. She also holds a bachelor’s in Legal Studies with minors in Political Science and Sociology from the University at Buffalo. She is also a proud Nardin Academy alumna.


Knab serves on the board of Buffalo Go Green Inc. She is also a committee member with Buffalo Startup Week, the Canisius College Women’s Business Center, and the Buffalo Peacemakers annual Business and Community Leaders Fundraiser.


Vilardo’s practice consists of corporate and business law, commercial real estate, estate planning, and estate administration. He helps clients navigate acquisitions, manage succession planning, and structure estates for their families and loved ones.


Prior to joining Colligan Law, Vilardo worked in the litigation department of one of Buffalo’s largest law firms. In addition, while in law school, he worked in the legal department of a regional energy company.


Vilardo obtained his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, having earned a Dean’s Tuition Waiver Scholarship. He currently sits on its Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) board, co-chairing its education committee. He also serves on the board of the Alumni Association for Canisius College, from which he earned his bachelor’s degree, graduating summa cum laude. He currently resides in Snyder, N.Y., with his wife and two daughters.