David L. Roach

David L. Roach

David L. Roach is the Partner and Founder of Roach, Lennon and Brown. His practice areas include business law, estates and trusts, environmental, tax and litigation.

David L. Roach, Lawyer, Roach Lennon & Brown, Estates and Trusts

David L. Roach – Partner

David L. Roach has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial and Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Taxation


  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1998


  • Canisius College, B.A., 1973
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Organizations & Associations

Fulbright Specialist
Approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Faculty Member:

  • Szczecin University School of Law and Administration in Szczecin, Poland, 2016. Taught course in American business law as part of a three course American Law Certificate Program.
  • Adjunct Professor at Wroclaw University Faculty of Law, Wroclaw, Poland, American Business Law certificate course, Spring, 2013
  • University of Catania Faculty of Jurisprudence in Catania, Sicily, 2009. Presented on recent developments in American environmental law at symposium.
  • Szczecin University School of Law and Administration in Szczecin, Poland, 2008. Taught course in American business law.
  • Instructor and Adjunct Professor at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, 1983-1991, business law and business ethics courses, both undergraduate (Business Law for Accountants/ CPA Exam preparation) and graduate (MBA program Business Law and Business Ethics courses)
  • Instructor, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, Advanced Estate Planning for Life Insurance Agents, Buffalo, NY, 1994
  • Instructor, American Institute of Banking, business law, 1977 at Niagara Community College, Sanborn, NY and 1978 at Erie County Community College, Orchard Park, NY


  • Founding Member, “Fondation Coeur Vert” Cote d’lvoire (2017)
  • European Constitutional Law Network (ECONET)
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • District Director’s Advisory Council, U.S. Small Business Administration, Buffalo Office, 1991-1997

Papers & Presentations:

  • SBA/SCORE workshops on business start-ups, over 300 presentations
    1981 – Present
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Buffalo State College, “Strive and Thrive,” monthly workshops for business start-ups
  • NYS Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) at Medaille College, Business Law presentation each semester
  • ‘Perspectives on the Development of Environmental Law: The American Experience with Judicial, Legislative and Administrative Functions’
    Presented July, 2009, University of Catania Faculty of Jurisprudence Catania, Sicily

Representative Clients:

  • Polymer Conversions, Inc.
    Precision medical injection molding and full-service contract manufacturing
  • LaserTron
    Operator of family entertainment centers and manufacturer of laser tag equipment, arenas and Cyber Sport
  • Bobby Lebel
    Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter
  • PLS 3rd Learning
    An organization dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning in K-12 schools by leveraging advanced technologies
  • Block Club
    The branding and strategy agency that wants better

Representative Cases:

  • Baumann Realtors, Inc. v First Columbia Century-30, LLC
    113 A.D.3d 1091
  • South Buffalo Dev., LLC v PVS Chem Solutions, Inc.,
    115 A.D.3d 1152
  • General Motors, LLC v B.J. Muirhead Co., Inc.
    120 A.D.3d 927
  • New York v PVS Chems., Inc. (N.Y.), 50 F Supp. 2d 171
  • Booth Oil Site Admin. Group v Safety-Kleen Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181838
  • Burke v Eaton Assocs., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10864
  • New York v PVS Chems., Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 225