Diane McMahon - Vice President and Legal Counsel
Diane McMahon began her legal career in the Corporate/Finance Group at Hodgson Russ LLP. During the 13 years that she was a member of Hodgson Russ, she represented clients of all sizes in hundreds of transactions ranging from entity formations, amendments and dissolutions, commercial contracts, partnerships, licenses, distributorships, bank financings, real estate purchases and sales, syndications, private placements, mortgaged-backed securities, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and bond transactions.
She left Hodgson Russ in 1992 to direct startup operations first at a plastics technology, manufacturing firm and later an internet services company, assume an ownership and general management role in a large real estate brokerage firm, and manage 2200 seats of 24x7 call center operations including project management of the development, staffing and initial operations of one 600 seat call center.
On behalf of the WNY Technology Development Center, she has provided consulting services regarding business startups, new product commercialization, and government grant programs to entrepreneurs and inventors. In 2001, Ms. McMahon returned to private practice establishing a solo practice representing business clients in various commercial and financing transactions with a primary focus on early stage and entrepreneurial, technology based enterprises.