Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Megan Collelo to the Firm

Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Megan Collelo to the Firm

Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Megan Collelo to the Firm

Albany, NY (March 3, 2015) – Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., Upstate New York’s largest certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm, is pleased to announce that Attorney Megan Collelo has joined the firm as an Associate.  Ms. Collelo will work between the firm’s Albany, N.Y. and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., offices where she will focus her practice on labor and employment and litigation, as well as develop the firm’s practice pursuant to the Railway Labor Act as applicable to the airline industry.

Ms. Collelo joins the team from Trans States Holdings, Inc. (Parent Company of Trans States Airlines, LLC, GoJet Airlines, LLC, & Compass Airlines, LLC) in Bridgeton, MO, where she served in the Office of General Counsel for two years.  In her time with Trans States Holdings, Inc., her representation in the area of labor and employment spanned from handling grievances and arbitrations and negotiating labor contracts under the Railway Labor Act, defending lawsuits brought under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA, as well as state anti-discrimination statutes, handling unemployment compensation appeals, conducting internal investigations and mediating employment discrimination claims before the EEOC.   Ms. Collelo has also worked on appeals briefs to the 7th and 8th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Ms. Collelo received her J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her B.S., magna cum laude, from University of Scranton.  She is admitted to practice in New York (2014), Illinois (2013), Missouri (2012) and Pennsylvania (2011),

Established in 2009, Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. is a certified WBE by the State of New York, the largest law firm in Upstate New York to hold this certification.  A full-service law firm with offices conveniently located in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Poughkeepsie, Cobleskill, Burnt Hills and Bennington, VT, the firm’s practice areas cover both transactional and litigation work across a broad range of legal fields including municipal law, representation of auto dealers, corporate and commercial law, insurance defense, real estate, employer defense, equine, racing and gaming law and many related fields.  For more information, visit www.townelaw.com or call 518-452-1800.


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