John Kolaga


Project Development & Environmental

Real Estate

Office: (716) 854-3400 x239

Fax: (716) 332-0336


What I love about project development and environmental law is that it’s not just the physical environment that’s constantly evolving—our political environment, business environment, and social environment are all changing every day. These are some of the factors I balance as I litigate construction and development and environmental law issues, whether I’m negotiating consent orders or settlement agreements with regulators, advising clients (and colleagues) on due diligence issues in the cases of acquisition or sale, or counseling clients on legal developments related to topics such as biosolids and brownfields. 


Legal Elite, Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2013, 2014

Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2011–2014

Who’s Who in Law, Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal, 2012

William Faust Award for Distinguished Service to the Air & Waste Management Association, Niagara Frontier Section, 2006