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Chautauqua Lake Partnership and Rupp Baase proved the naysayers wrong

Rupp Baase Assists Municipalities in Completing Approval Process to Apply Herbicides to Chautauqua Lake On June 11, municipalities surrounding Chautauqua Lake applied herbicides to the lake for the first time in twenty-five years after months of dedicated efforts by the Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) and the assistance of John Kolaga and Anne Bowling of Rupp… Read More

Jill Yonkers Serves as BAEC Panelist

Jill Yonkers Serves as BAEC Panelist Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham partner attorney, Jill Yonkers will serve as one of the panel moderators for the Bar Association of Erie County Municipal and School Law Committee’s CLE: School Safety in Western New York Legal Roles and Critical Responsibilities.  The continuous legal education program will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00… Read More

Dan Sarzynski Panelist for SAWNY on May 10th

Join Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham partner attorney, Dan Sarzynski, Bob Stark of CJS Architects, Steve Perrigo of Turner Construction and Sal Sciandra of Frey Electric for a panel discussion about the increasing use of design delegation in today’s construction industry. This panel discussion is hosted by the Subcontractors Association of Western New York (SAWNY).  Dan… Read More

Attention Employers: NYS Clarifies the Employee Weekly Contribution Rate for PFL

New York’s Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) program is one of the most comprehensive employee-benefit programs in the country, but its roll-out has prompted many questions from employers and required occasional clarification from regulators. One issue employers have struggled to fully grasp is the amount of the employee contribution rates to cover the costs of the… Read More

Can Emails Be Binding?

Can emails be binding? Join business law attorney, Phillip Oswald as he discusses the legal effects of today’s most common form of business communication. In today’s technological business world, communicating via email is a common everyday practice. Some people may send close to 100 emails every day, while others may even send well over 100… Read More

Jamie Batt and Matt Miller discuss trending fee structures

Partners Jamie Batt and Matt Miller sat down with Michael Canfield from the Buffalo Law Journal to discuss trends in legal fee structures for business litigation and corporate matters. While contingent and flat fees are nothing new in the legal world, there’s something else that’s taken hold for law firms and clients: payment structures.  “It’s something we have been open… Read More

Rupp Baase Recognized as 6th Largest

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham Recognized by Buffalo Business First as 6th Largest Law Firm in Buffalo, New York.  In 2000, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham started as a boutique firm of 4 attorneys. Today we’re honored to be ranked 6th on the Buffalo Business First 2018 List of Largest Buffalo Law Firms. We are now a… Read More

Partners John Kolaga & Sean Costello counsel the NF Water Board

In a victory for residents of and visitors to Niagara Falls, New York State has announced plans to contribute $20.5 Million to fund the first phase of the improvements to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Rupp Baase partners John Kolaga, a veteran environmental lawyer, and Sean Costello, who focuses his practice on municipal law, continue… Read More

Matt Miller on Paid Family Leave Act

Partner, Matt Miller, speaks with Business First reporter, Allissa Kline, about the different circumstances which employees are eligible for Paid Family Leave. Under what circumstances could employees apply for PFL? There are three categories: 1.  To bond with a child during the first 12 months after birth or placement. That includes cases of adoption or foster care.… Read More

John Kolaga weighs in on the cleanup of radioactive waste in Tonawanda landfill

Environmental attorney John Kolaga, believes the situation in Tonawanda sharply illustrates the federal government’s attempt to balance both scientific risks and political considerations in the environmental arena. Because radioactive materials have been used in Western New York for decades – both in connection with defense projects like the Manhattan Project and in heavy industrial processes… Read More

The Law is Starting to Recognize Verbal Abuse

Actions don’t always speak louder than words. New York State law is starting to recognize verbal abuse. A recent decision in Rochester granted a mother the right to live in the family home with the children, forcing the father to find different living arrangements, in order to protect the children from being exposed to constant… Read More

Congratulations to our 2017 Legal Elite

Congratulations to our 2017 Legal Elite It’s official, we have two of Western New York’s 2017 legal elite amongst us. Congratulations to partner attorneys Jeff Baase and David Pfalzgraf, Jr. for once again being selected Legal Elite of Western New York. The Legal Elite are recognized by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal.  To be selected,… Read More

Anne Bowling – Discussing Federal Debarment in BLJ

Buffalo Law Journal Guest Columnist Anne Bowling, Opinion: Federal Debarment and why clients should care Your client, who receives substantial income from federal contracts or subcontracts and intends to bid on future federal contracts or subcontracts, is staring down the barrel of criminal charges and gets offered a sweetheart plea that lets them off with… Read More

Elizabeth DiPirro Discusses Changes in Spousal Maintenance

Elizabeth DiPirro sits down with Michael Canfiend of the Buffalo Law Journal to discuss catalysts for changes in spousal maintenance. BLJ: Changing economics drive practice When Elizabeth DiPirro of Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC started practicing matrimonial law nearly 30 years ago, women were primarily the caretakers who stayed home with the children, often putting their careers and education… Read More

14 Attorneys Named to the 2017 Super Lawyers List

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC is honored to announce that 14 of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. The Buffalo partners named to this year’s list include: R. Anthony Rupp III (business litigation), Jeff Baase (insurance defense), Tom Cunningham (insurance defense), Marco Cercone (property insurance litigation), Elizabeth DiPirro… Read More

Matt Miller presents about New York’s Paid Family Leave Act

Matt Miller presents about New York’s Paid Family Leave Act On Wednesday, June 14th 2017, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham partner attorney Matt Miller spoke to more than 130 human resource professionals and members of the New York Job Service Employer Committee through the New York State Department of Labor about New York’s new Paid Family… Read More

Congratulations to our client Seurat Capital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Whipstitch Capital Advises Peeled Snacks and Redd on Private Placements Whipstitch Capital Advises Peeled Snacks on Private Placement Investment from Seurat Capital BURLINGTON, MA – May 16, 2017. Peeled Snacks, maker of organic fruit and veggie snacks and a certified B Corporation, closed a private placement investment from Seurat Capital. The brand expects… Read More

Firm’s 7th Ride!

As Team Rupp Baase approaches our 7th year participating in the Ride for Roswell. We would like to invite all of our clients, neighbors, friends and family members to come out and join our team for our 7th ride.  This event raises money to support cancer research and treatment at the Roswell Park Cancer Center.… Read More

Rob Singer Speaks to BLJ About New Military Defense Practice Group

Rob Singer is forming a new military defense practice group. He spoke to the Buffalo Law Journal about it. After graduating from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2006, Robert Singer went to boot camp in Jacksonville where he got his start in the JAG Corps. That spawned a nearly decade-long military career, which included… Read More

Sean Costello Discusses Constitutional Convention

Sean Costello sat down with Mike Petro, Buffalo Law Journal to discuss the possibility of a New York State Constitutional Convention. It surprised attorney Sean Costello that a vote set for later this year on whether to call a New York State Constitutional Convention seems to be receiving little attention in Western New York. After all, the… Read More

BLJ’s 5 Questions with Robert Singer

Buffalo Law Journal’s Michael Petro sat down with Robert Singer to learn more about his experience as a JAG officer, relocating to Buffalo from Hawaii, and starting a criminal law practice group, see his answers to these 5 questions. What was your motivation to become a JAG officer and lawyer? I knew that I wanted… Read More

Buffalo Law Journal Recognizes Rupp Baase Pro Bono Efforts

David Pfalzgraf recently spoke to the Buffalo Law Journal about our pro bono efforts. Until a recent initiative by Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham, there were times when attorneys at the firm wanted to do pro bono work but didn’t know where to start. Others were active in pro bono but doing it on their own… Read More

Congratulations to our friends at Buffalo Games Inc.

Fast-growing Buffalo Games Inc. expands footprint, board games division Buffalo Games Inc., the leading manufacturer of jigsaw puzzles in the United States, is expanding its footprint. The Buffalo-headquartered company has acquired 111 James E. Casey Drive and plans to use a portion of the 67,000-square-foot building as a warehouse. The space is located across the… Read More