Legal briefs.

Legal briefs.

Kyle DiDone to present on Landlord-Tenant Law

Landlord-Tenant laws are an important topic for both landlords and tenants to understand. Banking & Creditor’s Rights partner, Kyle DiDone will be presenting on “Landlord-Tenant Law: Evictions” at the Construction Exchange training room on May 20th from 8:30 – 9:30 am. This presentation is a comprehensive overview of the topic, sponsored by The Construction Exchange… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: John Kolaga

Attorney Spotlight: John Kolaga Who is John as an attorney? John is a partner in our project development and environmental law practice group. John attended the University at Buffalo School of Law and graduated in 1985. After graduation, he worked as a confidential law clerk to the Hon. John T. Curtin, then Chief Judge of… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Emily Spitzer

Attorney Spotlight: Emily Spitzer Who is Emily as an attorney? Emily is an associate who practices family law and immigration law. As a lawyer, Emily is a very creative problem solver. She prides herself on finding the most creative way to get her clients from point A to point B without so many detours. Emily… Read More

Judge deems civil case against Buffalo police ‘extremely disturbing’

WIVB News 4 investigates featured a story on a civil case involving a local resident and his encounter with the Buffalo Police. Civil Rights attorney, Tony Rupp, is representing James Kistner who is suing the Buffalo police after he was struck by a police vehicle and then arrested for it. The entire ordeal was caught… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Aaron Knights

Attorney Spotlight: Aaron Knights Who is Aaron as an Attorney? Aaron is a partner in our commercial litigation practice group. Aaron attended law school at Washington University in St. Louis. He then moved to Washington D.C. where he clerked for a judge and practiced law for nearly 20 years. Aaron just relocated to his hometown… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Adam Brasky

Attorney Spotlight: Adam Brasky Who is Adam as a lawyer? Adam Brasky is an associate attorney in our banking and creditors’ rights practice group. Adam went to the University at Buffalo School of Law. While in law school Adam was working as a law clerk at a small first-party insurance defense firm. Adam was admitted… Read More

Launching your Cannabis Business

It’s April 20 (4/20), and New Yorkers are gearing up to launch their cannabis-industry businesses across the state.  With the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, adult use of cannabis is now legal in New York State. This new law opens up the door to many cannabis-related business opportunities, including the growth and sale… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Chad Davenport

Attorney Spotlight: Chad Davenport Who is Chad as an attorney? Chad is an associate attorney in our civil rights and business litigation practice groups. As an attorney, Chad is a great listener. He is often the first person his clients call when they have an issue. He’s a hard worker who always tries to achieve… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Kyle DiDone

Attorney Spotlight: Kyle DiDone Kyle is a partner in our banking & creditors’ right practice area. His practice area handles everything from loan origination and workouts to recovery and bankruptcy. Kyle’s approach to law is practical. He tries to find the approach that works best for the situation and the individuals involved in the matter.… Read More

Rupp Baase places 4th in Buffalo’s Best Places to Work

The rankings are in! Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham placed 4th in the medium company division for Buffalo’s Best Places to work. With an overall score of 92.08 our firm narrowly missed the top three, falling just .02 behind Trusted Nurse Staffing. We want to wish the winners congratulations! We are so honored to included in… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Horace Gioia

Attorney Spotlight: Horace Gioia Who is Horace as a lawyer? Horace is a partner at Rupp Baase. He practices in commercial real estate and commercial mortgage lending. Horace attended Hamilton College for undergrad and then University at Buffalo School of Law for law school. When Horace first became a lawyer he was practicing primarily in… Read More

David Pfalzgraf guest on WNY Entrepreneur podcast

Managing partner, David Pfalzgraf Jr. sat down with David Schaub on the WNY Entrepreneur podcast to discuss everything from when you should call your lawyer to the importance of corporate culture, and how our firm got it’s start 22 years ago. Listen to the Podcast episode here WNY Entrepreneur Show Notes: Have You Ever Thought… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Brandon Snyder

Attorney Spotlight: Brandon Snyder Who is Brandon as a lawyer? Brandon is an associate attorney. He practices in first-party insurance defense, subrogation, and commercial litigation. Brandon is still very early in his legal career. He has been an attorney since last April. Brandon prides himself on his ability to aggressively advocate for his clients and… Read More

Nichols School Mock Trial Advances

Nichols School Mock Trial Advances The Nichols School high school mock trial team is heading to the Erie County finals where they will face City Honors. Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham attorneys James Graber, Aaron Knights, and Tony Rupp serve as attorney advisors for the mock trial team. The mock trial program is an educational program… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: James Graber

Attorney Spotlight: James Graber Who is James as a lawyer? James is a partner attorney. He practices in property insurance litigation, commercial litigation, and patent litigation. As a lawyer James is very competitive. He’s been practicing for almost 10 years. He started in property litigation. This is the area James practiced in almost exclusively for… Read More

2022 Ride For Roswell

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham will have a Ride for Roswell team for the 12th year! The 2022 Ride for Roswell will be Saturday June 25th, 2022. Registration for the ride is now open! Over the past 11 years, because of your continued support and dedication we have raised over $710,000 for Roswell Park. These funds… Read More

Ride for Roswell - Rupp Pfalzgraf

Attorney Spotlight: Caitlyn Shank

Attorney Spotlight: Caitlyn Shank Who is Caitlyn as a lawyer? Caitlyn is a partner in our family law practice. Caitlyn has been practicing law for the past 10 years. She is on the attorney for the children’s panel. Which means she is appointed by supreme and family court judges to represent children. She has practiced… Read More

Client Alert – Electronic Monitoring of Employees in NYS

New Requirements for Electronic Monitoring of Employees in New York Employers and employees alike understand that the right to privacy in the workplace is limited. For example, monitoring employee communications – particularly electronic communications – has become commonplace and a standard practice for most U.S. employers. However, newly passed legislation, in order to promote transparency… Read More

Landowners suing Environmental Protection Agency after million dollar cleanup bill

Environmental Attorney John Kolaga is representing a couple who received a million dollar cleanup bill from the Environmental Protection Agency after an assessment from a “federally funded” program. Patrick Lakamp of the Buffalo News recently did a story on the case. The financial plight facing Carolyn and James Newhouse started with a letter from the… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Thomas Grenke

Attorney Spotlight: Thomas Grenke Who is Thomas as an attorney? Thomas is an associate attorney in our labor and employment practice group. He did his undergrad at Penn State where he earned his degree in history. Then he graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law with his J.D. Tom began practicing law in… Read More

Dave Pfalzgraf named to Buffalo’s 2022 Power 250

Congratulations to our founding and managing partner David Pfalzgraf on being named to Buffalo Business First’s 2022 Power 250 List. The list is comprised of the 250 most powerful and influential people in the Buffalo and Western New York area. This is the tenth year that Buffalo Business First has created the Power 250 list.… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Dan Sarzynski

Attorney Spotlight: Dan Sarzynski Who is Dan as a lawyer? Dan is a partner attorney at Rupp Baase. He is the leader of our banking and creditors’ rights and construction practice groups. Dan graduated from The University at Buffalo Law School in 1999. Right out of law school Dan took a job at a small… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Marco Cercone

Attorney Spotlight: Marco Cercone Who is Marco Cercone? Marco is a partner and the leader of the property litigation and antitrust practice groups and is also a commercial litigator. As an attorney, Marco is aggressive, confident, trustworthy, and a problem-solver. To him, his job is to help fix the problems you are facing. Why did… Read More

Cybersecurity Insurance Webinar with Marco Cercone and Greg Gaglione

Join us for a cybersecurity insurance webinar on March 16, 2022. Marco Cercone and Greg Gaglione will be presenting in conjunction with Rob Coppola and Reggie Dejean from Lawley Insurance and Steve Szubinski from PCA Technology Group. The global average total cost of a data breach is $4.24 million. In the U.S. the average is… Read More