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Dan Sarzynski Presenting on Lien Law: Protect Your Right to Get Paid

Dan Sarzynski, head of our Construction & Development practice group, will be presenting on Construction Lien Law: Protect Your Right to Get Paid at the Construction Exchange on March 20th 2019. Join Dan for a mechanic’s lien presentation that will cover: Overview of Mechanic’s Liens | Filing and Timing Requirements |Private vs. Public Projects |… Read More

Innovation in Professional Growth

Congratulations to Anne Bowling, Geff Gismondi and Cory Weber for starting the year off right by being promoted to Partner. We would also like to congratulate our new attorneys who were recently sworn in Shawn Byrns, Chad Davenport and Stephen Stachowski. The road to partner does not happen overnight.  When we asked our new partners to… Read More

Four Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer on the First Visit

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

Jamie Batt & Anne Bowling Speak to BLJ on narrowing the gender gap

Jamie Bryant and Anne Bowling  spent time with Buffalo Law Journal’s Patrick Connelly discussing some of our firm’s women’s initiatives. “We just try and make everyone feel welcome in their own way,” said Bowling, an associate at the Buffalo firm.  She and Batt helped start an initiative in which women from various business sectors meet… Read More

Dan Sarzynski to Speak on Residential Mortgage Foreclosures & Workouts

Dan Sarzynski will be the speaker for a  NYSBA CLE on Residential Mortgage Foreclosures & Workouts.  The event is on Tuesday, November 13th at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst. This program will present a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to New York’s judicial residential mortgage foreclosure process. Click here for more information… Read More

Elizabeth DiPirro Speaks to BLJ on Exclusive Possession of Marital Residence

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

16 Lawyers named to the 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congratulations to the following partners, who have been recognized by the 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list.  Tony Rupp, (Commercial Litigation), Jeff Baase, (Products Liability), Tom Cunningham, (Insurance Defense), Marco Cercone, (Property Law), Beth DiPirro, (Matrimony & Family), Bill Kennedy, (Insurance Defense) and Josh Rubin (Insurance Defense). Super Lawyers, is a Thomson Reuters business… Read More

Chautauqua Lake Partnership and Rupp Baase proved the naysayers wrong

Rupp Baase Assists Municipalities in Completing Approval Process to Apply Herbicides to Chautauqua Lake On June 11, municipalities surrounding Chautauqua Lake applied herbicides to the lake for the first time in twenty-five years after months of dedicated efforts by the Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) and the assistance of John Kolaga and Anne Bowling of Rupp… Read More

Jill Yonkers Serves as BAEC Panelist

Jill Yonkers will serve as one of the panel moderators for the Bar Association of Erie County Municipal and School Law Committee’s CLE: School Safety in WNY Legal Roles and Critical Responsibilities.  The CLE will be held from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. on Friday, June 1st at 438 Main Street, Sun Room Auditorium, Buffalo, NY For more information visit ECBA Continuing… Read More

Dan Sarzynski Panelist for SAWNY on May 10th

Join Dan Sarzynski, Bob Stark of CJS Architects, Steve Perrigo of Turner Construction and Sal Sciandra of Frey Electric for a panel discussion about the increasing use of design delegation in today’s construction industry. When: Thursday, May 10th | 7:30am – Breakfast & Registration | 8:00-9:00am Panel Discussion Where: Buffalo Yacht Club | 1 Porter Ave… Read More

Attention Employers: NYS Clarifies the Employee Weekly Contribution Rate for PFL

New York’s Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) program is one of the most comprehensive employee-benefit programs in the country, but its roll-out has prompted many questions from employers and required occasional clarification from regulators. One issue employers have struggled to fully grasp is the amount of the employee contribution rates to cover the costs of the… Read More

Can Emails Be Binding?

Join Phillip Oswald as he discusses the legal effects of today’s most common form of business communication. In today’s business world, communicating via email is a common everyday practice. Some people may send close to 100 emails every day, while some may send well over 100 per day. Since emails have become business as usual, courts have begun to hear… Read More

Rupp Baase Recognized as 6th Largest

We’re honored to be ranked 6th on the Business First 2018 List of Largest Buffalo Law Firms. It’s a tribute to clients who trust us to put Innovation in Practice every day.    

Partners John Kolaga & Sean Costello counsel the NF Water Board

In a victory for residents of and visitors to Niagara Falls, New York State has announced plans to contribute $20.5 Million to fund the first phase of the improvements to the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Rupp Baase partners John  Kolaga, a veteran environmental lawyer, and Sean Costello, who focuses his practice on municipal law,… Read More

Matt Miller on Paid Family Leave Act

Partner, Matt Miller, speaks with Business First reporter, Allissa Kline, about the different circumstances which employees are eligible for Paid Family Leave. Under what circumstances could employees apply for Paid Family Leave? There are three categories: 1.  To bond with a child during the first 12 months after birth or placement. That includes cases of adoption or… Read More

We’re proud to defend the men and women who defend us.

Our Military and Veteran Defense team has a real understanding of what it means to serve our country — because they’ve done it themselves.  Today, our entire firm joins them in thanking all of our nation’s veterans for their service.    

John Kolaga weighs in on the cleanup of radioactive waste in Tonawanda landfill

Army Corps OKs partial cleanup of radioactive waste in Tonawanda landfill_ Buffalo News Environmental attorney John Kolaga, believes the situation in Tonawanda sharply illustrates the federal government’s attempt to balance both scientific risks and political considerations in the environmental arena. Because radioactive materials have been used in Western New York for decades – both in… Read More

The Law is Starting to Recognize Verbal Abuse

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