Author: ruppbaase

Navigating the 2022 Construction Wage Theft Law

Partner, Dan Sarzynski, will be presenting “Navigating the 2022 Construction Wage Theft Law: Understanding How to Protect Yourself” on October 27th from 7:30-9:00 AM at the Buffalo Club. On January 4, 2022, the Construction Wage Theft Law went into effect, which makes contractors liable for subcontractors’ unpaid wages and benefits claims. In addition, contractors can be… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Chris Sasiadek

Attorney Spotlight: Chris Sasiadek Who is Chris as a lawyer? Chris is an associate in our property insurance litigation and antitrust groups. As an attorney, Chris is a communicator and a listener. Why did Chris become an attorney? Chris previously worked in a congressional staff, primarily advocating for veterans and their families. Although Chris was… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Jill Roloff

Attorney Spotlight: Jill Roloff Who is Jill as an Attorney? Jill is an associate attorney in our insurance defense group. She also does some personal injury plaintiff work. As a lawyer, Jill tries to get straight to the point. She hates dragging things out and is always trying to make things easier on everyone involved… Read More

Elmwood Crossing Revisions Backed by the Planning Board

Project development attorney, Marc Romanowski spoke to The Buffalo News regarding the revisions to special zoning rules for the Elmwood Crossing redevelopment. The developers, who are leading the conversion of the former Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo campus into a mixed-use neighborhood, originally obtained a “planned-unit designation” or PUD for the project two years… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Elizabeth Holmes

Attorney Spotlight: Elizabeth Holmes Who is Elizabeth Holmes as an attorney? Liz is a partner in our project development and environmental group. She practices primarily in land use and zoning but also does other litigation. As an attorney, she is a go-getter and a hard worker. She does not back down and fights vehemently for… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Alana Becker

Attorney Spotlight: Alana Becker Who is Alana as an attorney? Alana is an associate in our business law and property insurance litigation groups. Alana is a new lawyer. She just graduated in 2021 and was sworn-in in June 2022. Her approach to law right now is to learn and grow every day. She is learning… Read More

Congratulations to our 2022 Super Lawyers

Congratulations to our attorneys who were named to the 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Only 5% of attorneys are named to the Super Lawyers list and 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. Candidates for the list are nominated by their peers (self-nomination is prohibited) and then are evaluated on 12 independent… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Nolan Hale

Attorney Spotlight: Nolan Hale Who is Nolan Hale as an attorney? Nolan is an associate in our insurance defense practice group. As an attorney, Nolan is a good listener, and he develops all the facts of the case so that he can better serve his clients. Nolan strives to put himself in the client’s shoes… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Cory Weber

Attorney Spotlight: Cory Weber Who is Cory as an attorney? Cory is a partner in our insurance defense litigation group. Cory attended the University at Buffalo School of Law. After graduating he worked at the Erie County attorney’s office. Cory joined Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham in 2012 and has been her ever since. Why did… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Josh Rubin

Attorney Spotlight: Josh Rubin Who is Josh as an attorney? Josh practices insurance defense, architecture & development, construction law, New York State labor law, contract work, and insurance coverage. Josh attended Alleghany College for undergrad where he graduated in 1999 with a degree in political science and minors in English and fiction writing. His senior… Read More

Ricky Luthra speaks about commercial leases with Buffalo Business First

Business law associate, Ricky Luthra, recently spoke with Buffalo Business First about what tenants can take from commercial leased spaces at the end of their leases. This article comes after a recent situation between the BFLO store and the owners of the Eastern Hills Mall regarding what items could be taken from the property. Business… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Keli Iles-Hernandez

Attorney Spotlight: Keli Iles-Hernandez Who is Keli as an attorney? Keli is an associate at Rupp Baase. She practices divorce and family law, and fertility law. Keli’s background in working with kids in the foster care system has helped her develop an approach to family law that is really about helping the children as best… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Arrianna Hart

Attorney Spotlight: Arrianna Hart Who is Arrianna as an attorney? Arrianna is an associate in our insurance defense and business litigation practice groups. As an attorney Arrianna is always open to learning. She is eager to help and ambitious. Why did Arrianna become a lawyer? Arrianna first took an interest in the law when she… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Marc Romanowski

Attorney Spotlight: Marc Romanowski Who is Marc as an attorney? Marc is a partner and the practice area leader for our project development and environmental group. As an attorney, Marc is pragmatic, practical, and aggressive when necessary. His ultimate goal is to get success for his clients and he will do whatever it takes to… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: James Phillips

Attorney Spotlight: James Phillips Who is James as an attorney? James is an associate in our banking & creditors’ rights practice group. James graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with a degree in History. He then attended DePaul University College of Law and graduated in 2018. James joined Rupp Baase in the Fall of… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Houston Armstrong

Attorney Spotlight: Houston Armstrong Who is Houston as an attorney? Houston is an associate in our property insurance litigation practice group. He focuses primarily on first-party property cases. Houston was admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts in November 2017. He was an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Unit of the Suffolk County… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Jacob Honan

Attorney Spotlight: Jacob Honan Who is Jacob as an attorney? Jacob is an associate in our business litigation practice group. Jacob is very dedicated to his clients. He prides himself on always being responsive. And he is always trying to get the best outcome for his client. Jacob also has a competitive spirit. Litigation is… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Ricky Luthra

Attorney Spotlight: Ricky Luthra Who is Ricky Luthra as an Attorney? Ricky is an associate in our business law group. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, business succession planning, and general contract review. Ricky’s approach to business law is to be a problem solver and take a practical approach. He looks at the clients’ goals… Read More

Marc Romanowski in Buffalo News regarding Clayton Street Apartments

Project Development attorney, Marc Romanowski, and client, real-estate developer Anthony LoRusso were featured in an article by the Buffalo News regarding LoRusso’s new plan for a 66-unit apartment building on Clayton Street. Lousso is proposing to construct a 3-story apartment building in North Buffalo’s Rebecca Park neighborhood. Developer Anthony LoRusso is hoping to double-down on… Read More

TMP Technologies opens new facility

Congratulations to TRS Packaging/TMP Technologies on the opening of its new $30 million, 290,000 square foot facility in Lackawanna, New York.  This new facility will provide TMP Technology with significantly more manufacturing space, on-site storage space for all of its inventory, and the capacity to grow and create many new good-paying jobs.    TMP Technologies… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Kevin Kruppa

Attorney Spotlight: Kevin Kruppa Who is Kevin as a lawyer? Kevin is a partner in our insurance defense practice group. Kevin defends insurers in everything from car accident cases to catastrophic injury cases. He works on construction accidents, wrongful death, products liability, and premises liability cases. Why did Kevin become an attorney? Kevin decided to… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Greg Gaglione

Attorney Spotlight: Greg Gaglione Who is Greg as an attorney? Greg is an associate at Rupp Baase. He practices business law and cybersecurity law. As a lawyer, Greg has an attention to detail and zealously advocates for his clients in any matter they encounter. Whether that is a business matter, a litigation matter, or anything… Read More

Kyle DiDone to present on Landlord-Tenant Law

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 sponsored by The Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY. It is open to both members of the exchange and non-members. The Construction Exchange Training… 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