David A. Brody


 
My family lived in the Allenhurst Apartments when I was a young child, then in Tonawanda until I was in sixth grade when we moved to Capen Boulevard, behind the University Plaza, so that my dad could walk to work at UB. I went to Amherst Central High School (Class of ’71), then attended Hamilton College (Class of ’75), where I majored in anthropology.

I came back to Buffalo, NY, to study at the UB Law School (Class of ’79) and after graduation, I worked for a locally based, national environmental consulting firm assisting its technical staff to understand the laws and regulations affecting environmental protection and land development.

I spent two years at one of the big Buffalo firms, learning real estate law and mortgage financing, and then became an associate and later a shareholder of the Buffalo firm of Pack Hartman Ball Brody & Kinney, PC, working primarily in the fields of real estate law, mortgage banking and general business law.

In 2000, I moved my practice to Williamsville, NY, closer to home and to my clients. In 2007, through my involvement with the Williamsville Business Association, I met Joshua Korman, a younger attorney with his own office across the street from mine. In 2009, after collaborating on a number of projects, Josh and I formed the firm Brody & Korman PLLC.

I have spent over 30 years handling land development and environmental matters, commercial and residential real estate transactions and leases, representing builders, owners and developers regarding land use, zoning, environmental/wetlands, and development matters. I also work on forming and counseling businesses, commercial transactions, and estate planning matters.

I am a great believer in community service and have served on a number of community, business and not-for-profit organizations throughout my life. I have been a Cub Scout leader, a soccer coach and member of the Amherst Soccer Association board. I worked extensively on the preservation of Strawberry Island, a prime fish spawning area in the Niagara River, and I was one of the founders of the not-for-profit organization Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods, Inc. (RUN Buffalo), a volunteer organization working to promote neighborhood revitalization and economic renewal in the City of Buffalo by demolishing blighted buildings and clearing land for open space. I am also a member of the Steering Committee for the Farmer’s Market at the Williamsville Mill.

I am or have been on the Boards of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association, the WNY State Commercial Association of Realtors, the Williamsville Business Association, the Williamsville Village Plan Committee, the Glen Park Joint Committee, the Town of Amherst Municipal Wastewater Industrial Pretreatment Committee, the Erie County Environmental Management Council, the Erie County Citizens Committees on Radon and Indoor Air Quality, the Amherst Conservation Advisory Committee. In 1992 I was granted the title “Wetlands Guru” by the Niagara Frontier Builders Association (now the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association).

 

Areas of Practice:
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Corporate/Business
  • Estate Planning

Admitted to Practice:
  • State of New York

Education:
  • University at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 1979 )
  • Hamilton College (B.A., 1975)

Professional and Community Association Memberships (current):
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • WNY State Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Buffalo Niagara Builders Association
  • Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Williamsville Business Association, Inc.
  • Steering Committee for the Farmer’s Market at the Williamsville Mill


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