There has been a lot of reporting lately on what the legal standard is for sexual harassment claims in New York in light of the recent allegations of three women against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Matt Miller and James O’Connor clarify the current state of New York law in this area. There are two primary laws… Read More
When you wake up every morning and “Make Your Bed”, and give 120% to everything you do — you make a difference. Congratulations!
John Kolaga, NYSBA Environmental Committee Member, is presenting The “New Normal” for TENORM (Technically-Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) in New York, on Thursday, February 25th. The environmental practice in Western New York continues to evolve, with its industrialized legacy driving the need for practitioners to stay on top of regional-based considerations. This program highlights a… Read More
Jon Pierowicz‘s practice focuses on innovative companies at the forefront of their respective industries. The recent disclosure of Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in bitcoin (“BTC”) has served as an exclamation point to the growing institutional acceptance of BTC as a credible store of value, akin to cash reserves or gold. This trend has advanced partially… Read More
Our passionate fertility and surrogacy team Jamie Batt, Elizabeth DiPirro, Micelle Graham, and Keli Iles-Hernandez understand well beyond just the legalities. If this article makes a connection with you or someone you love. Let’s Talk #FamilyLaw #PeopleAtLaw https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/with-surrogacy-now-legal-new-yorkers-look-forward-to-starting-families/ Attorney Advertising
New York State’s Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) recently issued new Quarantine Leave guidance that affects all employers, regardless of size. Back in March 2020, New York State enacted legislation that forced employers to provide job-protected leave for any employees who become subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine/isolation due to COVID-19. That mandate subsequently was modified to… Read More
Fertility equality is the belief that the ability to create a family should not be determined by one’s wealth, sexuality, gender, marital status or biology. On February 15, 2021, New York State moves closer to making fertility equality a reality by enacting the Child Parent Security Act, (The Act). New York residents who rely on… Read More
Tony Rupp Civil Rights attorney interviewed on GMA as he continues to hold those responsible accountable.
Join Dan Sarzynski and Niagara Frontier Construction Financial Management Association for a virtual conversation on contract negotiations. He’ll be discussing topics such as: Pay-if-paid provisions Indemnity provisions Lien waiver and lien exhaustion provisions No-damage-for delay provisions Dispute resolution provisions Venue provisions This virtual session will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd, 8am – 9am. (Zoom… Read More
Dan Sarzynski, partners with the Construction Exchange for an educational mechanics lien webinar that will cover: • Overview of Mechanic’s Liens• Filing and Timing Requirements• Private vs. Public Projects• Discharging the Lien• Foreclosing the Lien• Defenses to the Lien, Including Willful Exaggeration• Lien Waivers Friday, March 268:30 am – 10:00 am $20 per person (Member) /… Read More
On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published revised COVID-19 guidance (“Guidance”) to help employers identify COVID-19 risks and determine appropriate control measures. Our Labor & Employment team breaks down the Guidance for employers. The move came following an order from President Biden directing OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to… Read More
Fertility equality is the belief that the ability to create a family should not be determined by one’s wealth, sexuality, gender, marital status or biology.On February 15, 2021, New York State moves closer to making fertility equality a reality by enacting the Child Parent Security Act, (The Act). New York residents who rely on assisted… 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
Matt Miller joins a panel of professionals including, Liz Warren, from Employer Services Corp. along with Thomas Mazurek, Jr. and Charles Pezzino from Tronconi Segarra & Associates CPAs for this free webinar and discussion with questions and answers on COVID-19, including the latest federal stimulus program and associated tax credits, federal COVID leave program in… Read More
Congratulations to our four Law Clerks, your hard work, dedication and courage has helped you achieve this incredible accomplishment. We are proud to introduce you to our wonderful clients. Elizabeth Costello is the newest member of our Business Law team, in our Buffalo office. Kevin Federation, Rochester office and Nolan Hale, Buffalo office will be… Read More
If you are an owner of a property which saw a significant decrease in net operating income in 2020 and didn’t see a commensurate decrease in your property’s assessed value, you may want to consider challenging your assessment. More specifically, if your property is a hotel, restaurant, or retail location, it’s even more likely that… Read More
Property taxes rank right up there with root canals, necessary evils all property owners must face. The COVID-19 crisis has put an unprecedented strain on commercial property owners in New York State. Business owners are seeing reduced income and rent while having to comply with expensive COVID-19 related health compliance measures. This unfortunate combination has… Read More
Our Partner and conservation ambassador Phillip Oswald weighs in on recent decision from the Third Department. This decision from the Third Department is great for conservation. From my perspective, it is important in two respects. First, it is strong precedent for strictly construing easements in favor of the grantees or holders and enforcing easements based… Read More
On Monday, November 23rd NYS Forward Loan Fund (“NYFLF”) opened an economic recovery program for small businesses, non-profits, and small residential landlords across New York State. Our practice runs deeper than the law, we’re business owners too, so we broke this new offer down for your review. What is the offer? The NYFLF offers five-year… Read More
Members of our Business Law team, Jamie Batt and Micelle Graham are collaborating with members of our Family Law team, Beth DiPirro and Keli Iles-Hernandz to work with people who are navigating the rollercoaster ride of surrogacy as the NYS laws change. Read More
Matt Miller and our Labor & Employment team once again providing timely information for NYS COVID restrictions. Effective November 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo put parts of Erie County into an “Orange” zone under his micro-cluster initiative. This meant that, pursuant to Executive Order 202.68 and related Empire State Development guidelines, certain non-essential businesses, including all… Read More
Marco Cercone, has been a member of the Daemen College faculty since 2012, teaching Litigation, Contracts, Adv. Litigation, and Intro to Legal Skills. Marco is highlighted in this months Faculty Profile. In what ways have your students inspired you over the years? “Over the last 8 years at Daemen, the thing that impresses me most about… Read More
Family Law and Business Law practice areas join forces for surrogacy clients. Beth DiPirro, Keli Iles-Hernandez, Jamie Batt and Micelle Graham are prepared to help NYS couples and surrogates navigate the layered and often emotional process of surrogacy. The team provides Patrick Connelly of Buffalo Business First insight about the Child-Parent Security Act that was… Read More
So proud of our client and friend Nagendra Raina and his team at Buffalo Games Click here to watch what goes into making 2 million puzzles a month in Buffalo NY.