Gary F. Kotaska

Of Counsel
(716) 847-7027
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Mr. Kotaska concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate counseling (including acquisitions and strategic planning) and employee benefits litigation.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Employee Benefits (ERISA) “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2022
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2022
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2014


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1974
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1971

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Senior Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association