Rupp Pfalzgraf Welcomes Partners Frank Muggia and Stuart Smith

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Rupp Pfalzgraf is proud to announce the appointment of Frank Muggia and Stuart Smith as partners. With their extensive experience, Frank and Stuart will spearhead the establishment of a veterinary law and ethics practice group. This team will be dedicated to supporting veterinarians in navigating the intricate landscape of veterinary practice ownership and management.

Frank Muggia and Stuart Smith, who bring a wealth of experience to Rupp Pfalzgraf, previously practiced at Harris Beach PLLC. As a leading authority in veterinary law and ethics, Frank is nationally recognized for his contributions to the field. His extensive experience includes facilitating the buying and selling of veterinary practices across the nation, resolving conflicts among partners and employees, and developing strategic business plans to foster sustainable growth. Frank is a valued member of both the American Veterinary Medical Law Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Stuart Smith serves as a trusted advisor and general counsel to various veterinary groups and practices and approaches veterinary ethics and law with a keen eye toward cost-effective, creative legal solutions. His industry insight allows him to effectively advise his clients on critical business elements related to their practice and its operations.

Commenting on this significant addition, David Pfalzgraf expresses his enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to add Frank and Stuart to our growing team of 75+ lawyers. Both are exceptional in everything that they do and highly regarded in the veterinary practice space. Together with their years of experience and diverse group of clients, Frank and Stuart bring to Rupp Pfalzgraf instant “best in class” expertise and credibility in this niche practice area not only in New York but across the country.”

Frank Muggia shares his excitement, stating, “I’m humbled to be a part of this team and engaged in the future. Stuart and I will work tirelessly to exceed expectations.”

Echoing Frank’s sentiments, Stuart Smith adds, “I am honored to become part of such a distinguished team of legal professionals at Rupp Pfalzgraf. The firm’s dedication to its clients and reputation in the community are unmatched, and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s mission of delivering exceptional legal services.”

The addition of Frank Muggia and Stuart Smith to Rupp Pfalzgraf reaffirms the firm’s dedication to offering specialized legal services in niche areas of the law. Their invaluable expertise will further strengthen Rupp Pfalzgraf’s position as a leading provider of legal solutions tailored to the evolving needs of its clients.