Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

New ProACCESS Office at Innovation Center Supports Entrepreneurs’ Growth

BUFFALO, NY — April 12, 2016 — Barclay Damon, Lumsden McCormick, and Walsh Duffield announce the opening of ProACCESS, a shared office space at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus’s Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center. ProACCESS provides the Innovation Center’s tenants and other entrepreneurs and emerging businesses with easy access to professionals in the legal, accounting, and insurance fields.

ProACCESS’s Innovation Center office is located at 640 Ellicott Street, Suite 422. It is staffed Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

James P. Domagalski, co-managing director of Barclay Damon, said, “We are excited to work with our ProACCESS partners to offer this convenient location where start-ups can find more than 450 experienced advisors in the fields they are most likely to need as they launch and grow their businesses.”

Lumsden McCormick’s Courtland "Cory" Van Desuen V, CPA and partner, added, “Our professionals understand the needs of entrepreneurs, including the financial constraints they face. We tailor our services and fees to help meet their objectives while protecting their resources. Our shared goal is always to use our firms’ expertise to help new businesses succeed.”

“Because all three firms have long histories of dedication to supporting new businesses, the partnership between our companies was a natural fit,” noted Ted Walsh, president and COO of Walsh Duffield. “Combined with our shared dedication to Western New York and our excitement about region’s flourishing economy, it was an easy decision.”

To help introduce ProACCESS to the Innovation Center community, ProACCESS will host a networking event on April 28 for the building’s tenants and will take part in the Innovation Center’s Taste the Space Open House, May 12.

The largest law firm based in Upstate New York, Barclay Damon’s 275 attorneys provide clients with access to a wide range of legal services that emerging and other businesses may require.

Lumsden McCormick, one of Western New York’s largest locally owned certified public accounting firms, provides a comprehensive range of accounting and business advisory services and proactive solutions to help businesses succeed.

A trusted insurance advisor since 1860, Walsh Duffield’s team of professionals has more than 1,000 years of combined experience in advising and educating clients and helping manage their risks.