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Attorney Spotlight: Matt Miller

Attorney Spotlight: Matt Miller Who is Matt as a lawyer? Matt Miller is a partner attorney in our labor & employment practice group. Matt has been practicing law for 16 years and also practices in our corporate litigation and campus disciplinary defense groups. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Legal Elite… Read More

COVID-19 Era Business Succession Planning

COVID-19 Business Succession Planning Webinar Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 8:15-9:30 am “Business Succession Planning Advice in the Era of Covid-19”   The Covid-19 pandemic changed so much about the world, including how businesses operate. Many business owners and potential purchasers are considering whether now is a good time to sell or buy, and how COVID… Read More

New Partners in 2022

We’d like to congratulate our newest partners on their promotions! Miranda Jakubec of Banking and Creditor’s rights team. Miranda has been with Rupp Baase for 3 years in our Rochester office. She is a graduate of Le Moyne College and the University at Buffalo School of Law. As a lawyer she focuses in real estate,… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Elizabeth DiPirro

Attorney Spotlight: Elizabeth DiPirro Who is Beth as an attorney? Elizabeth is the leader of our family law practice group. She has been practicing law for 30+ years. Beth has been recognized as a super lawyer for the last 8 years. She is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Erie Country Bar… Read More

Servotronics Case on WKBW

Partner attorney Matt Miller spoke last night with Eileen Buckley from WKBW regarding the Servotronics case. If you missed the story live you can view it here. The former CEO and President of Servotronics, Kenneth Trbovich, has resigned after an internal investigation regarding allegations of sexual harassment. The six month long investigation was authorized by… Read More

COVID Vaccine or Testing Mandate revived for Large Employers

Attention Large Employers Important Update on the COVID Vaccine or Testing Mandate! On Friday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals revived OSHA’s vaccine or weekly testing mandate for employers with 100 or more employees that previously was stayed.  As a result of the 6th Circuit’s decision, the Department of Labor issued a Statement on Saturday… Read More

To Report or Not to Report a Petroleum Spill:

Environmental attorney John Kolaga wants you to know: In New York, the Rules, They are A-Changing Every person who works with petroleum products in their business should know that, if you have a petroleum spill, you need to report it, and fast.  The failure to report a petroleum spill in a timely way can result in… Read More

Vaccines Now Mandatory for Health Care Workers

New York healthcare workers are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective August 26, 2021, all employers of health care workers must mandate that their personnel receive a full COVID-19 vaccination. Employers should pay close attention to the new regulations as they have significantly changed the landscape of the healthcare industry in New York State.… Read More

2021 Ride For Roswell

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is ready to Ride for Roswell! 2021 is going to be a great year to raise funds for cancer research! The Ride for Roswell will look a bit different this year due to COVID but we can still raise money for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Although we cannot ride together… Read More

COVID Restrictions Lifted and HERO Act Amendments: Are Businesses in the Clear?

As was much anticipated following Governor Cuomo’s prior declaration that most COVID restrictions would be lifted if New York State reached the threshold mark of 70% of those age 18 and older having at least one vaccination shot, the Governor excitedly followed through on his promise by lifting COVID restrictions in commercial and social settings,… Read More

Are you prepared for your company’s cybersecurity attack?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of companies to rely more on remote access work, this comes with a slew of new cybersecurity concerns. Is your data protected? Are you properly insured against a cyber attack? Are you in compliance with federal and state cybersecurity and data privacy laws? What would a cybersecurity attack mean… Read More

Business Succession Planning – Insightful Tips

On Tuesday, May 4th from 8:15a.m.— 9:30a.m. Business Law partner attorney Jamie Batt joins forces with Niagara University’s Family Business Center and Jim Segarra, of Tronconi Segarra & Associates for a virtual presentation discussing Business Succession Planning Advice in the Era of COVID. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much in the world of business.… Read More

28.6 Billion Dollar Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Our business law team is dedicated to helping the hard-hit restaurant business owners stay informed of post COVID-19 pandemic opportunities to recover and to thrive. The American Rescue Plan Act Established a $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These funds will help to revitalize the restaurant industry across… Read More

Can the C-Suite and Directors Be Held Personally Liable for Environmental Violations?

Environmental attorney John Kolaga discusses personal liability of corporate officers for environmental violations. Corporate officers and directors carry an exorbitant amount of responsibilities. Given these challenges, it is sometimes easy to forget that environmental issues involved with running a corporation can loom large, if overlooked. Solving environmental problems – complying with detailed regulations and addressing… Read More

Matt Miller Defends East Aurora Spanish Teacher in Discrimination Lawsuit.

Labor and Employment partner attorney, Matt Miller defends an East Aurora Spanish teacher in a discrimination lawsuit. Matt says she, “was repeatedly denied by the district.” East Aurora Middle School Spanish teacher, Julie Rizzo, loves her job. She’d like to be able to continue teaching, however, Rizzo has a serious immune deficiency disorder she was… Read More

Clarifying the Sexual Harassment Standard in New York

There has been a lot of reporting lately on what the legal standard is for sexual harassment claims in New York in light of the recent allegations of three women against Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Matt Miller and James O’Connor clarify the current state of New York law in this area. There are two primary laws… Read More

David Pfalzgraf, Jr. Recognized by Buffalo Business First Power 250

When you wake up every morning and “Make Your Bed”, and give 120% to everything you do — you make a difference. Congratulations on the Power 250! Our founding and managing partner, David R. Pfalzgraf Jr., has been named to the Buffalo Business First 2021 Power 250. It is an honor to have one of… Read More

Environmental Attorney John Kolaga discusses TENORM in WNY

John Kolaga, NYSBA Environmental Committee Member, is presenting The “New Normal” for TENORM (Technically-Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) in New York, on Thursday, February 25th. The environmental practice in Western New York continues to evolve, with its industrialized legacy driving the need for practitioners to stay on top of regional-based considerations. This program highlights a… Read More