Legal briefs.

Legal briefs.

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 thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to our Managing Partner, Dave Pfalzgraf, for his remarkable achievement of being included in the prestigious Buffalo Business First “Power 250 List” for the fifth consecutive year. This recognition highlights Dave’s exceptional influence and impact within Western New York and stands as a testament to his outstanding… 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. With a passion for serving her clients, Miranda takes on each case as an assertive advocate, striving to deliver nothing less than the best service. Why did Miranda become an attorney? The answer lies… 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

Join us on February 16th for an exclusive presentation by Dan Sarzynski on “Navigating the 2022 Construction Wage Theft Law: Understanding How to Protect Yourself.” Hosted at the elegant Giancarlo’s Restaurant in Williamsville, NY, this event is sponsored by the Council of Utility Contractors and promises to be an evening of informative discussions, accompanied by… 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

Two Attorneys Promoted to Partner

The firm is pleased to announce the promotion of 2 attorneys to partner, Adam Brasky and Ricky Luthra. These two regularly go above and beyond for their clients, make themselves available to help newer associates, and contribute to our great corporate culture. They are leaders both in the firm and in our community. Please join… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Matthew Withiam-Leitch

Attorney Spotlight: Matthew Withiam-Leitch Who is Matt as an attorney? Matt is an associate in our property insurance litigation group. As an attorney, Matt enjoys strategizing. He looks into every case and takes a unique approach to each one. He is always working to do what he needs to in order to get the best… Read More

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham changes name to Rupp Pfalzgraf

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham will become Rupp Pfalzgraf on January 1, 2023. A recent interview with Buffalo Business First describes the bittersweet opportunity as two of our founding partners retire from the firm and we look at the strategic plan for the future. Two of four founding partners at one of Buffalo’s largest law firms will retire… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Pia Perfetto

Attorney Spotlight: Pia Perfetto Who is Pia as an attorney? Pia is an associate in our business law practice group. As a lawyer, Pia tries to approach each client and matter with curiosity and professionalism. She understands that at the end of the day the client has a goal they’d like to accomplish and that… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Chris Bitar

Attorney Spotlight: Chris Bitar Who is Chris as an attorney? Chris is an associate in our insurance defense practice group. He handles a lot of motor vehicle accident and labor law cases. Chris graduated from University at Buffalo School of Law where he received the moot evidence award. Why did Chris become a lawyer? Chris… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Jennifer Collesano

Attorney Spotlight: Jennifer Collesano Who is Jennifer Collesano as an attorney? Jennifer Collesano is a partner, of counsel attorney. She practices business litigation and business law. Jen approaches legal problems by getting to know what is important to her clients. Jen often represents businesses, business owners, or key executives of a company. These people know… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Jill Yonkers

Attorney Spotlight: Jill Yonkers Who is Jill as an attorney? Jill is a partner who practices insurance defense, commercial litigation, and matters affecting school districts and students including student discipline matters and general education matters. Jill has been practicing in Buffalo for many years. She attended law school in Syracuse. Jill likes helping people avoid… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Fredrick Cohen

Attorney Spotlight: Fredrick Cohen Who is Fred as an attorney? Fred is a partner of-counsel attorney who practices in healthcare law and health insurance. As an attorney, Fred is a combination of an entrepreneur and a lifelong student. He likes new ideas and change but he also enjoys diving into a subject to try to… Read More

Marco Cercone named to Shea’s Board of Trustees

Partner, Marco Cercone was named to Shea’s performing art center’s board of Trustees on Saturday. Marco is one of eight new trustees. The latest trustees are: Marco Cercone, partner at Rupp Basse Pfalzgraf Cunningham law firm Jessica Croce, Buffalo developer Andrew Davis, chief operating officer of Erie County Medical Center David Fabian, a certified public… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Samuel Yellen

Attorney Spotlight: Samuel Yellen Who is Sam as an attorney? Sam Yellen is an associate in our commercial litigation and civil rights groups. Sam started his career as a prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s office. He was assistant district attorney for almost 6 years. He practiced in the appeals bureau and the civil… Read More