Andrew Latona is a native of Jamestown, NY and has called Western New York home for his entire life. Andrew is currently in his third year of the dual JD/MBA program at the University at Buffalo. He anticipates graduating in 2023.
Andrew is active in both of his professional programs. He is a graduate assistant for the MBA program and a member of both the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the LeaderCORE development program. Entrepreneurship is a great passion of his, which is displayed through his participation in the University at Buffalo’s Entrepreneurship Law (e-Law) Center Clinic. Andrew provides legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel. These legal services include entity selection and formation, intellectual property, and small business advice and counseling. The e-Law Center’s overarching goal is to support minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) and accelerate economic development efforts in our region.
For this upcoming summer, Andrew has accepted an internship at Harter Secrest & Emery. He is looking forward to gaining experience in practice areas such as corporate, real estate, and private equity and venture capital law. His future goals include owning a firm that utilizes both his business and legal perspectives to help small businesses in our region flourish and to act as an advocate for underrepresented members of our community. He is also working to establish a workforce development program in Jamestown that will create a homegrown pipeline of tech talent and teach students and underemployed people valuable, employable skills. Being active in and around Buffalo’s startup community has made Andrew excited to contribute to continued growth and innovation in our area.