Lawrence M. Meckler concentrates his practice on legal services related to Business and Corporate, Labor and Employment and Economic & Land Development matters.
Mr. Meckler joins the Firm after a 34-year career with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. He began his career as Counsel in the Authority's Legal Department, and also served as General Manager for the Authority's Metro Construction Division where he oversaw the completion of the $540 million Buffalo Light Rail Rapid Transit project. As the Authority's General Counsel, he served as Chief Legal Officer and represented the Authority in all legal matters before federal, state and local government agencies. The longest-serving Executive Director in the Authority's history, Mr. Meckler was appointed in 1998, and maintained this position until his retirement from the Authority in 2010. As Executive Director, he provided all strategic and operational leadership for the Authority, overseeing a budget of $171.5 million and 1,500 employees.
Herman H. Lehman College (B.A., cum laude, 1973)
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law (J.D., 1976)
New York State
Principal Area(s) of Practice:
Public Sector Labor & Employment Law; Collective Bargaining; Contract Negotiations; Environmental & Land Use
Mr. Meckler has experience practicing before many state and federal agencies, including the New York State Department of Labor, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Department of Budget, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Memberships & Community Service:
Member, Bar Association of Erie County
Director and Board Chair, Buffalo and Fort Erie Peace Bridge Authority (1994 - 1998)
Director, Erie County Industrial Development Agency (1999 - 2010)
Board Member, Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (2009 - 2010)
Larry Meckler to Moderate Panel on Economic Development at Buffalo Niagara Partnership Conference
Jul-25-2011 — Larry Meckler will serve as a panel moderator on the topic of "What Motivates Us – The unique conditions in NYC and Upstate,” at the Accelerate Upstate conference presented by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. The panel session is scheduled for Thursday, August 4th at 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Former NFTA Executive Director Larry Meckler Joins Jaeckle Fleischmann
Feb-03-2011 — Jaeckle Fleischmann announces that Lawrence M. Meckler has joined the Firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Meckler joins the Firm after a 34-year career with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, and was the Authority's longest-running Executive Director. He will practice in the Firm's Business and Corporate, Labor and Employment and Economic & Land Development practice groups.