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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

Congratulations to our 2017 Legal Elite

Congratulations to Jeff Baase and David Pfalzgraf, Jr. for once again being selected Legal Elite of WNY. as recognized by Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal.

14 Attorneys Named to the 2017 Super Lawyers List

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC is honored to announce that 14 of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list. The Buffalo partners named to this year’s list include: R. Anthony Rupp III, Jeff Baase, Tom Cunningham, Marco Cercone, Elizabeth DiPirro, Bill Kennedy, Josh Rubin, Kyle DiDone, and Managing Partner of… Read More

Matt Miller presents about New York’s Paid Family Leave Act

On Wednesday, June 14th, Partner Matt Miller spoke to more than 130 human resource professionals and members of the New York Job Service Employer Committee through the New York State Department of Labor about New York’s new Paid Family Leave Act.  The Paid Family Leave Act is one of the first of its kind nationwide… Read More

Congratulations to our client Seurat Capital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Whipstitch Capital Advises Peeled Snacks and Redd on Private Placements Whipstitch Capital Advises Peeled Snacks on Private Placement Investment from Seurat Capital BURLINGTON, MA – May 16, 2017. Peeled Snacks, maker of organic fruit and veggie snacks and a certified B Corporation, closed a private placement investment from Seurat Capital. The brand expects… Read More

John Condren Discusses 11 Day Power Play at Buffalo Claims Event – May 17th

Partner John Condren, will be speaking on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Annual Buffalo Claims charity event.  John will discuss the upcoming 11 Day Power Play. The charity fundraising event will have basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and will be held at Ilio DiPaolo’s, 3785 South Park Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219. Basket donations are welcome.… Read More

Firm’s 7th Ride!

As Team Rupp Baase approaches our 7th year participating in the Ride for Roswell. We would like to invite all of our clients, friends and family members to come out and join our team.  Remember we cover your registration fee, donate $75.00 towards your fundraising efforts, give you a cool team shirt and cater a… Read More

Zurich Honors Firm’s Insurance Defense Team

Congratulations to the Firm’s Insurance Defense team for being recognized at the 2017 CLM Conference. Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC was awarded the 2017 Zurich Panel Law Firm Partner Award for the North East Region.  We are proud to be able to partner with Zurich for the past 17 years.

Rupp Baase Welcomes Nicholas Amigone III

We are proud to welcome our new colleague and friend Nicholas Amigone III. Nicholas comes to us from Amigone Sanchez (where he was a founding partner) and brings over forty years of legal experience to the Firm.

Dan Sarzynski Presents a Lien Law Seminar on March 3rd

Dan Sarzynski will be conducting a mechanic’s lien presentation entitled “Construction Lien Law: Protect Your Right to Get Paid.” The presentation 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 The seminar will be held from 8:30am-10:00am… Read More

Sean Costello Discusses Constitutional Convention

Sean Costello sat down with Mike Petro, Buffalo Law Journal to discuss the possibility of a New York State Constitutional Convention. Constitutional Convention may get a push later in the year

Now Hiring Ambitious Litigator in our Rochester Office

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC seeks an ambitious litigator with 1 to 5 years experience to work in our Rochester office. Unparalleled opportunities available for the right candidate. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and have excellent verbal, writing, research and analytical skills. Generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k and more.… Read More

BLJ’s 5 Questions with Robert Singer

Buffalo Law Journal’s Michael Petro sat down with Robert Singer to learn more about his experience as a JAG officer, relocating to Buffalo from Hawaii, and starting a criminal law practice group. Read More    

Matt Miller 40 Under 40

Congratulations to partner, Matt Miller for being named one of Buffalo’s Business First 2016 40 Under 40 Honorees. Read More