Legal briefs.

Legal briefs.

Attorney Spotlight: Gerald Whalen II

Attorney Spotlight: Gerald Whalen II Who is Jerry as an attorney? Jerry is an associate in our business law practice group. Jerry attended SUNY Cortland for his undergraduate degree. He graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2016. Jerry practiced in-house for 4 years and has been in private practice for the… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Gregory Bitar

Attorney Spotlight: Gregory Bitar Who is Greg as an attorney? Greg is an associate in our property insurance litigation group. Greg graduated from Brooklyn Law School and he has a certification in business law. Why did Greg become an attorney? Greg took a few pre-law classes in college that piqued his interest. When discussing it… Read More

Sarzynski to present on Mechanic’s Liens

Join us on May 12th, 2023 at 8:30 AM for an insightful presentation by our Partner attorney Dan Sarzynski on the ins and outs of Mechanic’s Liens. The seminar, hosted by the Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc., will be held in-person at The Construction Exchange (2660 William St., Cheektowaga, NY 14227) and virtually… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Anthony Campanella

Attorney Spotlight: Anthony Campanella Who is Anthony as an attorney? Tony is an associate in our property insurance litigation and business litigation groups. As an attorney, Tony likes to be an aggressive litigator when necessary but he doesn’t always see aggression as the best option for a case. Tony looks at each matter individually and… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Josh Roetzer

Attorney Spotlight: Josh Roetzer Who is Josh as an attorney? Josh is an associate in our corporate law group. He also practices banking and construction law. As an attorney, Josh is very detailed oriented. His previous business experience allows him to better understand his business clients’ needs, how his services fit into their budget, and… Read More

Nichols School Mock Trial Team makes Semi-Finals

The Nichols School high school mock trial team is set to compete in the Erie County semi-finals against Williamsville East. With a 4-0 record under their belt, the team has been led by attorney advisors James Graber and Tony Rupp from Rupp Pfalzgraf. This mock trial program is an excellent opportunity for students to gain… Read More

Matt Miller Named to Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board

Congratulations to Matt Miller on being named to the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board of Directors! “At Rupp Pfalzgraf, we are a full-service law firm comprised of entrepreneurial attorneys who are dedicated to the practice of law. But we’re much more than just lawyers… We are champions for our community… We are people… People who are… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Young Woo Kim

Attorney Spotlight: Young Woo Kim Who is Young as an attorney? Young is an associate in our business litigation and civil rights practice groups. Young has had a very fascinating path to get to Rupp Pfalzgraf. Young is South Korean and has spent much time in countries worldwide. Young attended Durham University in the United… Read More

Dave Pfalzgraf and Ben Burge on The Trusted Partner Podcast

In a recent episode of “The Trusted Partner” podcast, Dave Pfalzgraf and Ben Burge engaged in a discussion on business law with Jesse Cramer and Gabe Chodak of Cobblestone Capital Advisors. Topics like the appropriate timing for hiring a lawyer, key factors to consider during succession planning, the significance of having a reliable team of… Read More

Gov. Hochul Seeks to Jumpstart State Film Production Tax Credit Program

Change may be coming to New York State’s Film Production Tax Credit Program (the “Film Tax Credit Program”). As part of the Governor’s proposed 2024 Executive Budget, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed big changes to the State’s Film Tax Credit Program. These proposed changes come during a time when the Empire State… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Connor Bucci

Attorney Spotlight: Connor Bucci Who is Connor as an attorney? Connor is an associate in our Rochester office. He practices insurance defense. Connor graduated from Albany law school in 2022. Connor’s approach to law is to be very methodical. Why did Connor become an attorney? Connor decided to become an attorney because he really enjoys… Read More

Jamie Batt named a finalist for Athena Award

Congratulations to Jamie Batt for being named a finalist for the Athena award. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is an incredible honor given to individuals who strive for excellence in their professional life, and who take the time to give back to their community and assist other women in realizing their leadership potential. Jamie Batt is… Read More

Dave Pfalzgraf jumps on the Power 250 list

We are absolutely delighted to congratulate our Managing Partner, Dave Pfalzgraf, for making it to the Buffalo Business First “Power 250 List” for the fifth consecutive year. This highly prestigious list recognizes the most influential people in Western New York and is a testimony to Dave’s leadership, tenacity, and success. This year, Dave made an… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Nichole Austin

Attorney Spotlight: Nichole Austin Who is Nichole as an attorney? Nichole is an associate in our Rochester office. She practices in commercial litigation & insurance defense. As an attorney, Nichole tries to think outside of the box and be creative with every legal matter. She really wants to understand every aspect of the legal issues… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Kevin Federation

Attorney Spotlight: Kevin Federation Who is Kevin as an attorney? Kevin is an associate in our Rochester office. He practices in insurance defense and business litigation. As an attorney, Kevin likes to be an aggressive advocate at every stage of the case, and sometimes over every little issue in a case because you never know… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Miranda Jakubec

Attorney Spotlight: Miranda Jakubec Who is Miranda as an attorney? Miranda is a partner in our banking & creditors’ rights group. As an attorney, she is an assertive advocate for her clients who aims to deliver them the best service. Why did Miranda become an attorney? Miranda decided to be a lawyer because she loves… Read More

2023 Buffalo’s Best Places to Work

We are thrilled to announce that Rupp Pfalzgraf has been nominated for one of Buffalo’s Best Places to Work in 2023! This is a great achievement and we are incredibly proud of our leadership team and our amazing colleagues who make this possible. At Rupp Pfalzgraf, we strive to create a culture where we work… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Matthew Lenahan

Attorney Spotlight: Matthew Lenahan Who is Matt as an attorney? Matt is a partner in our Rochester office. He practices in commercial litigation, corporate law, insurance defense, and municipal law. As an attorney, Matt is an advocate for his clients. Matt believes that sometimes lawyers will give their clients a lot of advice and counsel… Read More

Director of HR, Tim Tutko, wins HR Impact Award

Congratulations to our incredible Director of Human Resources, Tim Tutko, for being honored with Buffalo Business First’s HR Impact Award! Tim is an invaluable part of our team not only is he a talented HR professional but he brings employee engagement to the next level; he goes out of his way to make sure his… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Matthew Lenhard

Attorney Spotlight: Matthew Lenhard Who is Matt as an attorney? Matt is the managing partner in our Rochester office and practices primarily in insurance defense. As an attorney, Matt is an aggressive but fair litigator whom his opponents are not too happy to come across because he puts them through their paces. He is always… Read More

Ride for Roswell 2023

Rupp Pfalzgraf will be participating in the Ride for Roswell 2023, taking place on Saturday, June 24th! This is the firm’s 13th year participating. Registration is now open and we invite you to join our team in the fight against cancer. For the past 12 years, your generous contributions and loyalty have enabled us to… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: David Pfalzgraf Jr.

Attorney Spotlight David Pfalzgraf Jr. Who is Dave as an attorney? Dave is our managing partner and practices in the business law practice group at Rupp Pfalzgraf. As an attorney, Dave is a problem solver and a partner for his clients. He has a tremendous amount of pride in being an attorney and an advocate… Read More

Matt Miller on FTC proposal to ban noncompetes

Buffalo Business First interviewed labor and employment attorney, Matt Miller for an article on noncompetes published on January 18, 2023. The article titled “Does your company use noncompetes? An FTC proposal could change that.” was written by Katie Anderson. This article discusses a proposed rule from the Federal Trade Commission banning noncompete clauses. The FTC… Read More

Sarzynski to Present on Construction Wage Theft Law

Dan Sarzynski will present on “Navigating the 2022 Construction Wage Theft Law: Understanding How to Protect Yourself” on February 16th. Join Dan for an informational session over cocktails and dinner at Giancarlo’s Restaurant. This presentation is sponsored by the Council of Utility Contractors. The presentation will explore the rights and remedies available under the new… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: RJ McDonald

Attorney Spotlight: RJ McDonald Who is RJ as an attorney? RJ is an associate in our insurance defense and property insurance litigation groups. RJ has been an attorney for about a year and a half, he graduated law school during COVID and spent his first year as an attorney working remotely. He is thrilled to… Read More