Environmental attorney John Kolaga discusses personal liability for corporate officers. Corporate officers and directors carry an exorbitant amount of responsibilities. Given these challenges, it is sometimes easy to forget that environmental issues involved with running a corporation can loom large, if overlooked. Solving environmental problems – complying with detailed regulations and addressing spills into the… Read More
Greg Gaglione has witnessed the legal clean up side of organization’s devastating cyber security attacks. Benjamin Franklin once said, if you fail to plan, then you are planning to fail. The same is true when it comes to an organization’s data security program. An organization that is well prepared for a security incident with a… Read More
The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate approved a new stimulus package for the fiscal year 2021. The stimulus package includes further relief for American citizens and businesses that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the stimulus package is an extension and second round of funding to small businesses through the… Read More
Matthew Miller, speaks to Business First’s Patrick Connelly on the legal differences between layoffs and furloughs, in New York State. Though used interchangeably with regularity, there is a legal difference between a layoff and a furlough in New York state. Layoffs “The biggest difference and misconception is a layoff or a termination is intended to… Read More
As we approach our 20 year anniversary, Patrick Connelly, editor at the Buffalo Law Journal spent some time getting to know Rupp Baase, discovering what makes this firm so special. Like any good story we started at the beginning. The foundation of what is now Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC in Buffalo can be traced… Read More
David Pfalzgraf Jr. and Jamie Batt sit down with Patrick Connelly from Buffalo Law Journal and discuss proactive corporate client partnerships. Read More
There’s no question about it: Campus misconduct proceedings can impact a student’s life long after their college days are over. While hiring a lawyer is far from mandatory, it can give students—and just as importantly, their parents—confidence going into an unknown situation. Here are some reasons why it’s a good idea to enlist representation 1.… Read More
When it comes to campus disciplinary action, students have long faced an uphill battle laden with unclear procedural rules. A late 2018 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Education seeks to right those wrongs by clarifying the duties of colleges and universities, while also expanding the rights of students under Title IX… Read More
Congratulations to Ben Burge as Buffalo Law Journal’s most recent Emerging Attorney.
ABA Experiment helped Chad Davenport find his way to a legal career. Read more
Everyone knows someone who has gone through a divorce. Whether an uncle, someone from college, or a friend of a friend, most adults have fringe knowledge of the process, which can be enough to turn kernels of truth into fiction. Here, we set a few common divorce myths straight. 1. “I can’t afford to get… Read More
Preparing for an initial consultation with a divorce attorney can seem a little intimidating. After months (or even years) of contemplation, it’s only natural, though there’s no need to stress. Really, when it comes right down to it, finding an attorney is less a knowledge-based quest, and more of an interpersonal one, where you discover… Read More
Elizabeth DiPirro shares recent outcomes regarding Domestic Relations Law Sections 234. Actions don’t always speak louder than words. Justice Richard A. Dollinger of the Monroe County Supreme Court granted a mother the right to live in the family home with the children, forcing the father to find different living arrangements, in order to protect the children… Read More
Dan Sarzynski speaks to the Buffalo Law Journal on the legal and logistical trends that have emerged while construction and development continue to sore in Buffalo. Read More
Actions don’t always speak louder than words. A recent decision in Rochester granted a mother the right to live in the family home with the children, forcing the father to find different living arrangements, in order to protect the children from being exposed to constant verbal arguments between their parents. This was while the divorce action… Read More
Rob Singer, shares insights from the perspective of a criminal attorney on the FBI/Apple dispute. Legal Battle Over Cell Phone Privacy in the Digital Age The clash between Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director Jim Comey over whether Apple should be required, as ordered by a federal court, to provide the FBI with a… Read More
As Uber makes its way to WNY they continue to differentiate themselves from a cab company. Partner John Condren expalins the differcence in liability to Channel 2’s Dan Spewak. Uber Begins Push To Expand Upstate
What’s your role on the United Way board of directors? I have been a board member since May 2014. I’m also a member of the Women’s Leadership Council, which is made up of many local businesswomen with a common interest in our community.
For the 4th year in a row Rupp Baase supported fellow attorney, Kevin Kruppa in his efforts to promote awareness about the benefits of early prevention for colorectal cancer.