David Colligan and Three Partners Open Colligan Law LLP

July 15, 2013

Attorney David Colligan and three partners opened Colligan Law LLp on July 1 at 12 Fountain Plaza in Buffalo.

The firm is located in Suite 600 and includes attorneys John A. Moscati, Jr., Carolyn Nugent Gorczynski and Dean M. Drew.

They say they will practice in a number of areas including technology licensing, venture financing, special education and employment law. They also will target such industries as aviation, oil and gas, construction and real estate.

“We’re in sync with this area’s business evolution,” Colligan said in a release. “Few firms can do all that our firm does.”

He, Moscati and Gorczynski were prevously with Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter LLP, which also has offices in the downtown Fountain Plaza. Drew, meanwhile, was with Drew & Drew LLP in Buffalo and was a law school classmate of Colligan.

“The decision to launch the firm is the result of our combined belief in niche practice areas and the forward momentum of our community,” Colligan said in the release. “As a group, we see tremendous advancement of specialized business and asset portfolios on the rise across Western New York. Our newly established firm is prepared — both professionally and personally — to address specific business and lifestyle needs.”

A. Nicholas Falkides is special counsel at Colligan Law and Willima J. Casey is associate attorney. Both are former employees of Watson Bennett. The new firm also includes Alana P. Carr, associate, and Drew’s father, Dean A., who serves as of counsel.

Colligan chairs Buffalo Angels, an 80-member investor group for startups, and is director of Launch NY, a nonprofit that supports new, high-growth ventures. He also is a board member of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and chairman of the Outer Harbor Committee.