Attorneys Jason Buchsbaum and Meghan Gallagher Elected to Local Boards


Cohen and Wolf Attorney Jason Buchsbaum was recently re-elected to serve a fifth term on the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Southbury. The Board of Selectmen is the governing and legislative body for the Town of Southbury and is responsible for establishing overall policy and strategy for the Town. Jason currently serves as Chairman Pro Tempore of the Board, as a member of the Town’s Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Police Services Study Committee, and as liaison to the EMS Committee and Library Board. Jason previously served as Vice Chairman of the Town of Southbury’s Charter Revision Commission.

Jason is a Principal in Cohen and Wolf’s Litigation and Municipal groups, is Chair of the Municipal Group, and serves as Town Attorney to certain area municipalities. He also represents individual, corporate, and municipal clients in a wide range of litigation matters including complex commercial disputes, business litigation, construction disputes, real property and title disputes, tax appeals, and municipal enforcement proceedings. He regularly advises municipal and private clients concerning local property tax and exemption issues and advises municipalities on various local governmental matters. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024 in America in the field of Commercial Litigation. He is also honored with an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest such peer review rating available to any individual lawyer.

Attorney Meghan Gallagher was recently elected as an alternate for a two-year term to the Town of Bethany Zoning Board of Appeals. Established in 1952, the Town of Bethany Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for acting on applications for variances from the zoning regulations, appeals of orders issued by the town’s Zoning Enforcement Officer, and other matters as authorized by the town’s zoning regulations.

Meghan represents both commercial borrowers and lenders in various financing and corporate transactions. Specifically, she has been actively representing both for-profit and non-profit developers in connection with the acquisition, development, and financing of affordable housing, utilizing low-income tax credits, historic tax credits, a variety of HUD-insured financing products, grants, and soft debt financing sources. Meghan has assisted clients in closing loans involving a broad range of financing structures, working with HUD, state housing finance authorities, local housing authorities, municipal development agencies, private equity lenders, tax credit investors, and banks. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024 in America in the field of Real Estate Law and currently serves as Of Counsel in the firm’s Business & Corporate, Commercial Finance, and Real Estate groups


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