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Brian J. Geary

Of Counsel

(585) 473-3100 (Ext. 110)

Brian J. Geary, Of Counsel, enhances Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP’s construction law practice by focusing on the technical and financial aspects of transactions and litigation. Brian works closely with corporations, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals on a wide range of commercial and construction matters. Brian specializes in technical and financial investigation and analysis, using the skills that he developed over the past 35 years of his engineering, business, and legal work.

Brian is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and spent several years as a design engineer and on-site field engineer working on both governmental and private construction projects. Brian is well versed in all aspects of the construction process and can readily interpret architectural and engineering plans, specifications, shop drawings, and other construction documents. Brian’s technical skills extend beyond the construction industry, and he is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Brian’s legal background includes time in private practice and as in-house corporate counsel, including extensive experience with corporate transactional work. For 17 years, Brian was President and General Counsel of a large material supplier to the construction industry, providing material only and installed services. Brian has served as both a partner and adviser to owners, developers, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors, and has successfully negotiated the resolution of numerous commercial disputes.

Brian received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, his Masters in Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law.

Practice Areas:

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution

Court Admission:

  • New York State
  • USPTO – Registered Patent Attorney