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

Admitted: 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.

Education: 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:
1981 – Present
SBA/SCORE Workshops on Business Start-ups; over 300 presentations

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

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