Practice: Business Law

Benjamin Burge


Business Law

Banking & Creditors’ Rights
Trusts & Estate Planning

Office: (716) 854-3400 x271

Fax: (716) 332-0336


Gerald J. Whalen II

To work as an attorney is an immense honor and privilege. Those in this profession are often the first called upon by individuals who are navigating what may be the most consequential problem or opportunity of their lives. This mindset guides my approach to the practice of law every day and in every meeting with… Read More

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Joshua Roetzer

I spent 8 years operating a small business focused on the commercial drone industry.  I was faced with complex issues that only a nascent and dynamic industry like the commercial drone space can provide.  I was able to travel the globe to help grow the company and the industry as a whole.  This experience is… Read More

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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

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

Greg Gaglione

Greg Gaglione is an associate in the business law practice group where he helps clients with matters such as mergers and acquisitions; business organization, operating agreements and partnership agreements; business succession planning; corporate restructuring, contract review and negotiation; and commercial lease review and negotiation.  Greg also counsels clients on various data privacy and cybersecurity matters,… Read More

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Ricky Luthra

RICKY LUTHRAPARTNERBusiness LawReal EstateOffice: (716) 854-3400 x205 Fax: (716) 332-0336 Email: Growing up in a family of doctors I learned from an early age if you really want to help someone, you must be a good listener. After working as in-house counsel for a marketing and advertising company, I witnessed first-hand every form of communication… Read More