Legal briefs.

Legal briefs.

Attorney Spotlight: Ricky Luthra

Ricky Luthra is a partner in our Business Law practice group. He has been practicing law for 10 years. Why did Ricky choose to work at Rupp Pfalzgraf? Ricky chose to work at Rupp Pfalzgraf because of the people and the great collegial atmosphere that we have. Within his practice group, he’s able to work… Read More

What Happens When Deceased Family Members Have Debt?

Someone who amasses significant debt faces obligations to repay the creditors. Any failure to do so might result in a ruined credit score and a lawsuit. Family members may assume the debts become uncollectible when the debtor passes away. However, that is not always the case under New York law, as settling an estate’s debt… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Adam Brasky

Attorney Spotlight: Adam Brasky This week’s attorney spotlight is Adam Brasky, a partner in our Banking & Creditors’ Rights group. He has been practicing law for just under 10 years. Why did Adam choose to work at Rupp Pfalzgraf? Adam chose Rupp Pfalzgraf because of the people. He says we have a great group of… Read More

Episode 4 of Empire State Entrepreneurs: Sharon Cryan of FoodNerd

Episode 4 of Empire State Entrepreneurs: NY Business Law, is out now! This episode, host and managing partner David Pfalzgraf speaks with Sharon Cryan, the innovative founder of FoodNerd. FoodNerd is transforming children’s snacks with nutrient-dense options that encourage healthy habits from a young age. Sharon’s mission is to revolutionize children’s diets today and in… Read More

What Expenses Should You Expect When Making a Will?

Most residents of New York seeking to make a will are interested in the associated costs. Proper planning can usually ensure that you stay well within your budget. Here are the main options that you have when making a will. Creating the first draft of the will yourself The complexity of the process depends on… Read More

Three Strategies for Saving on Healthcare That Don’t Always Work

New York residents who are looking to cut their spending on healthcare have access to several low-cost alternatives to traditional health insurance. However, with careful consideration, many of these alternatives prove woefully inadequate as standalone solutions. Although they provide impressive benefits, using them by themselves could leave you lacking protection right when you need it… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Amanda Weber

Amanda Weber is an associate in our Elder Law and Trusts & Estate Planning groups. She has been practicing law for 4 years. Why did Amanda choose to work at Rupp Pfalzgraf? Amanda chose Rupp Pfalzgraf because she wanted to work with the best of the best. She was a part of the Rupp Pfalzgraf-Ingold… Read More

The Corporate Transparency Act: What Every Small Business Needs to Know

The new Corporate Transparency Act may require your business to report information about its ownership to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FINCEN”), a branch of the U.S. Treasury. Knowing the complexities of this act and its impact is essential for your small business. To help our friends and clients review their obligations under the new… Read More

Ride for Roswell 2024

Team Rupp Pfalzgraf had an incredible day at this year’s Ride for Roswell, and we’re excited to announce that we raised over $52,000 for Roswell Park with the help of our 99 amazing team members! This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and generosity of everyone involved. From our passionate riders to our… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Matt Miller

Matt Miller is a Rupp Pfalzgraf partner and the practice area leader of our Labor & Employment group. He has been practicing law for just shy of 20 years. Why did Matt choose to work at Rupp Pfalzgraf? Matt chose Rupp Pfalzgraf for a specific reason. There are a lot of great lawyers out there… Read More

When Should I Change My Estate Plan? | Ingold’s Insights

Creating an estate plan allows someone to carry out their wishes in a last will and testament and other documents. Without a written will, financial power of attorney, or health care proxy, among other documents, things could become challenging for families in an emergency. Forward-thinking New York planners might wisely put a plan together, but… Read More

New Episode: Frank Ewing on Empire State Entrepreneurs

Episode 3 of Empire State Entrepreneurs: NY Business Law is out now! In this latest episode, podcast host and our managing partner, David Pfalzgraf Jr., leads an insightful conversation with Frank Ewing. Frank is the CEO of AML RightSource, a global leader in the anti-financial crimes and regulatory management industry. Tune in as Frank shares… Read More

What Happens If I Die Without a Will In New York? | Ingold’s Insights

Planning for the future can be fun when it pertains to vacations, hobbies, and even retirement. It is less enjoyable when it involves planning to ensure that one’s affairs are in order when they die. This type of planning is called estate planning. It involves the execution of testamentary documents to outline a person’s intentions… Read More

Tune In – Empire State Entrepreneurs: NY Business Law is Out Now

We’re thrilled to announce the first two episodes of Empire State Entrepreneurs: NY Business Law, are out now! This podcast, hosted by our managing partner, David Pfalzgraf, explores relevant issues for entrepreneurs and business owners throughout New York State. Empire State Entrepreneurs features fun and engaging discussions between Dave and various guests, ranging from strategic… Read More

Dan Sarzynski to Present Mechanic’s Lien Law Seminar

Rupp Pfalzgraf Partner Dan Sarzynski will be presenting a seminar on Mechanic’s Lien Law, sponsored by The Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, on May 3rd, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. The seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of Mechanic’s Lien Law, along with related sub-topics. As the seminar will be in a… Read More

Rupp Pfalzgraf Welcomes Partners Frank Muggia and Stuart Smith

Rupp Pfalzgraf is proud to announce the appointment of Frank Muggia and Stuart Smith as partners. With their extensive experience, Frank and Stuart will spearhead the establishment of a veterinary law and ethics practice group. This team will be dedicated to supporting veterinarians in navigating the intricate landscape of veterinary practice ownership and management. Frank… Read More

Rupp Pfalzgraf Named One of Buffalo’s Best Places to Work 2024

We are thrilled to announce Rupp Pfalzgraf is a finalist for Buffalo’s Best Places to Work for the 16th consecutive year! We are so grateful to every member of the Rupp Pfalzgraf team whose hard work and commitment made this achievement possible. At Rupp Pfalzgraf, we understand that cultivating a positive workplace culture is an… Read More

Rupp Pfalzgraf Strengthens Its Estate Services With Ingold Law PLLC Acquisition

Rupp Pfalzgraf LLC proudly announces a strategic move in its ongoing growth plan. Effective April 8, 2024, Rupp Pfalzgraf acquired Ingold Law PLLC, a respected boutique firm based in Williamsville specializing in Elder Law, Trusts, as well as Estate Planning and Administration. This significant move marks a pivotal step forward in Rupp Pfalzgraf’s strategic expansion… Read More

Tony Rupp’s Fight for Free Speech Featured in The New York Times

Our Founding Partner, Tony Rupp, recently took the spotlight in The New York Times, shedding light on his legal battle against the Buffalo Police Department. It all began in December 2016, when Mr. Rupp, leaving Chef’s Restaurant, witnessed a near-disaster involving a black SUV with its lights off and two women crossing the street. Unbeknownst… Read More

Development Team Announced for Central Terminal

Buffalo’s historic Central Terminal is on the cusp of a transformative journey, marking a significant leap forward in its ambitious restoration. Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) and the City of Buffalo have joined hands with a dynamic development team to spearhead the colossal effort. The chosen trio, comprising CB Emmanuel Realty, The Alexander Company, and… Read More

Community Takes a Stand: Lawsuit Filed Over Hudson’s Haul Road Approval

Times Union reporter, Roger Hannigan Gilson, recently reported that a local coalition, with legal backing from Rupp Pfalzgraf, has filed a lawsuit against the Hudson Planning Board for approving an industrial haul road leading from a gravel quarry to the city’s waterfront. The lawsuit contends that the Planning Board overlooked various aspects of local law… Read More