Practice: Business Law

Benjamin Burge


Business Law

Banking & Creditors’ Rights
Health Law

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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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

Nolan Hale

While at the University at Buffalo, I majored in Exercise Science with the intention of becoming a Physical Therapist. I studied the human body, athletic injuries, neurosciences, plus interned at a concussion research lab here in Buffalo.  I had always been curious about the law, so I took a class to see if there was anything… Read More

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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

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

Jamie Batt

As a scholarship athlete on a Division I tennis team, I saw firsthand what it takes to bring people together. That’s one reason I love being involved in mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, corporate restructuring, and any other business contract or question my clients have to discuss with me where I can use my… Read More

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