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Team Rupp Baase 10th Year Riding for Roswell

On Saturday, June 27th Team Rupp Baase is celebrating 10 YEARS with the Ride for Roswell! Registration for the 2020 Ride is now open. Over the past nine years, with your support and dedication, together we have raised more than $655,400 for Roswell Park! Last year, Team Rupp Baase raised $125,045! Please help us to… Read More

Now Hiring a Property Insurance Defense Litigator

Our property-litigation practice group seeks an associate with 0-3 years of experience to practice in our Buffalo office in the area of property litigation, subrogation, and antitrust matters.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent research and writing skills, and must have a desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidate should (1) have… Read More

Firm Names New Partners

Congratualtiaons to Jamie Batt and Matt Miller for earning an Equity Partner role in the Firm.  In addition, the firm has promoted Ben Burge, Mike Colletta, and Jim Graber from Associate attorneys to Partners.  Hard work leads to outstanding achievements.  Great attorneys, great mentors, great people.

State Bans Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decisions

On November 8, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law a new Section 203-e of the New York State Labor Law that bans employment discrimination based on the “reproductive health decision-making” of an employee or that of an employee’s dependents.  The law became effective immediately and adds another characteristic to the ever-expanding list of “classes” protected… Read More

Sexual Harassment Prevention – The New Notice Requirement

As we previously reported in our last client alert, Governor Cuomo signed new changes to the Human Rights Law that greatly increased employers’ duties in the realm of sexual harassment prevention.  Recently, New York State updated its guidance on these new changes. Under the new law, all employers must distribute a Notice containing the employer’s… Read More

Now Hiring a Business and Commercial Litigator in our Buffalo Office

Our firm continues to grow.  We are looking for business and commercial litigators  with 3-7 years’ experience and who thrives in an innovative environment.  This team member will be based out of our Buffalo office.  Who We Are: Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is a law firm driven by forward-thinking attorneys who embrace our clients’ enterprising… Read More

Welcome to our new partner, Marc Romanowski

We are energized, excited and proud to welcome Marc Romanowski to our firm family.  Marc brings years of Project Development, Land Use and Environmental Law experience to our growing firm.  Welcome, we know you’ll like it here.

Mental Health from a Professional and Personal Perspective

Matt Miller, our Labor & Employment leader spoke with Patrick Connelly, from the Buffalo Law Journal, answering questions many people in the business community continually have as mental health and addiction awareness grows.  Employers can normalize behavioral health discussions Our firm has experienced first hand that mental health knows no boundaries. Our dear friend William Benedict… Read More

14 Rupp Baase Attorneys Named to 2019 Upstate NY Super Lawyer List

Congratulations to the 14 Rupp Baase attorneys named to the 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Eight attorneys from our Buffalo office were selected as Super Lawyers – Jeff Baase, Marco Cercone, Thomas Cunningham, Elizabeth DiPirro, William Kennedy, Joshua… Read More

Students Cleared of Alleged Bias Misconduct

Our Campus Disciplinary Defense team successfully exonerated three college students accused of using hate speech on and around campus.  The private college in New York began an investigation based on an anonymous complaint that the students used inappropriate and derogatory language toward a non-student in an off-campus residence.  The college called the three students to… Read More

Campus Disciplinary Defense Team Vindicates Student in Assault Case

Our Campus Disciplinary Defense team successfully vindicated a community college student who was accused of sexual assault. The student enlisted attorneys Jill Yonkers and Adam Brasky before the initial interview with the college occurred, which proved to be a key to success in the case.   “College misconduct processes are stacked against students from the… Read More

Partner Cory Weber Litigator and Brewmaster

When Buffalo Law Journal editor, Patrick Connelly decided to find out what local attorneys do when they are out of the office he uncovered the story of how partner Cory Weber and his wife Caitlin brew their own beer, eight different kinds of beer. Read More

NYS Mandates Paid Time Off for Election Day

Effective April 12, 2019, all New York employers must provide employees who are registered to vote up to 3 hours of paid leave to vote as long as he or she requests the time off at least 2 working days before an election. As an employer, you may designate that any requested time be taken… Read More

Jill Yonkers & Matt Miller speak to BLJ about new practice group

Campus misconduct proceedings can have devastating repercussions on a student’s life, academically and professionally.   Jill Yonkers and Matt Miller have formed our Campus Disciplinary Defense team to ensure due process for students.  Firm aims to be a voice for accused students

Adam Brasky Named 30 Under 30

Congratulations to Adam Brasky for being named one of Buffalo Business First’s 2019 30 Under 30.  Adam was chosen from nearly 200 nominations.  Stay tuned for his engaging profile.

Why hiring a lawyer for a campus misconduct proceeding is a good idea.

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

Understanding the impact of proposed Title IX rule changes on student rights.

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