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Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham 5th Largest Law Firm in Buffalo

On January 14, 2022 Buffalo Business First released it’s “Largest Buffalo Law Firms 2022” list. With 62 attorneys, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is now ranked fifth. Moving up the list from sixth in 2021, this is the highest rank the firm has ever had. Year after year Rupp Baase keeps growing. We can’t wait to… Read More

Servotronics sexual harassment case will move forward.

“And my client is determined to have his day in court and show this type of just ‘outrageous — uncivilized conduct’ — to use the judges words, has no place in society — especially in the workplace and at a public company,” Miller remarked. Labor and employment attorney Matt Miller spoke to WKBW’s Eileen Buckley… Read More

COVID-19 Era Business Succession Planning

Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 8:15-9:30 am “Business Succession Planning Advice in the Era of Covid-19”   Many business owners and potential purchasers are considering whether now is a good time to sell or buy, and how COVID will impact the sale or purchase. Let an experienced accountant and attorney, each of whom specialize in mergers… Read More

New Partners in 2022

We’d like to congratulate our newest partners on their promotions! Miranda Jakubec of Banking and Creditor’s rights team. Miranda has been with Rupp Baase for 3 years. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law. Outside of work, she serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Rochester Office, and… Read More

Attorney Spotlight: Elizabeth DiPirro

Get to know family law attorney Elizabeth DiPirro. Watch to find out where Beth went to school, her most memorable case, what she does for fun, and more.

Servotronics Case on WKBW

Partner attorney Matt Miller spoke last night with Eileen Buckley from WKBW regarding the Servotronics case. If you mixed the story live you can view it here. To read more about the case please visit the WKBW website here.

COVID Vaccine or Testing Mandate revived for Large Employers

Attention Large Employers! On Friday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals revived OSHA’s vaccine or weekly testing mandate for employers with 100 or more employees that previously was stayed.  As a result of the 6th Circuit’s decision, the Department of Labor issued a Statement on Saturday giving large employers some time to get into compliance,… Read More

To Report or Not to Report a Petroleum Spill:

Environmental attorney John Kolaga wants you to know: In New York, the Rules, They are A-Changing Every person who works with petroleum products in their business should know that, if you have a spill, you need to report it, and fast.  The failure to report a petroleum spill in a timely way can result in large… Read More

Vaccines Now Mandatory for Health Care Workers

New York healthcare workers are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective August 26, 2021, all employers of health care workers must mandate that their personnel receive a full COVID-19 vaccination. Employers should pay close attention to the new regulations as they have significantly changed the landscape of the healthcare industry in New York State.… Read More

Business Succession Planning Revisited: Advice in the Era of COVID-19

Rupp Baase Partner, Jamie Batt and Tronconi Segarra & Associates’ Managing Partner, Jim Segarra, discussed succession planning and selling/buying a business in the time of COVID-19 during a live webinar in May, hosted by the Family Business Center at Niagara University. Click here to view their slide presentation. If you would like to set up… Read More

2021 Ride For Roswell

Although we cannot ride together or have a post-ride party under the tent like we’ve done pre-covid for 9 years, Rupp Baase will have a “team” and will support anyone who registers for our team by donating $75 for each registrant! The Rupp Baase team is open to anyone and everyone who wishes to join! Not… Read More

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

Are you prepared for your company’s cybersecurity attack?

Join us on Wednesday, June 16th for a complimentary webinar from 9:00am-10:00am. Our experienced panel answers your questions on what business owners should know to protect their company from cyber attacks. Panelist & Topics Holly Hubert, Global Security IQ: Cybersecurity best practices for your business Fraser McIntyre, Stahlka Agency: Cybersecurity insurance coverage for your business… Read More

Business Succession Planning – Insightful Tips

On Tuesday, May 4th from 8:15a.m.— 9:30a.m. Jamie Batt partners 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. Many business owners and potential purchasers are considering whether now is a good time to sell or… 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 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). As of today, April 1, 2021 there is limited guidance available… Read More

Can the C-Suite and Directors Be Held Personally Liable for Environmental Violations?

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