Firm News

Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Publish and Present.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Write and publish. If you do so, a number of wonderful things begin to happen.  People read what you write.  They are impressed that you have been published.  You have demonstrated subject matter expertise.  You begin being known as a thought leader.  Someone who reads what you have written may have a matter to refer to you on that self-same subject.  An organization that sees your article may contact you and ask you to speak at their next conference on that subject or one similar.

Anastasia McCarthy Receives Excellence in Law Award

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Attorney Anastasia M. McCarthy was presented with the Excellence in Law award by The Daily Record in the category of Up & Coming Attorneys on June 6, 2019. Winners were selected based on their dedication to the legal profession, their commitment to their clients and the community, and letters of reference.

Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Be Responsive.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

To be a great marketer, you need to have a very important quality: responsiveness.

You’re a Defendant in a Labor Law Case, But Should You Be?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The purpose of the New York Labor Law is to ensure a safe work place by imposing liability on owners and contractors for the failure of an employer to provide a safe place to work.  No matter which of the three main sections—§ 240(1), § 241(6), or § 200—was allegedly violated, there are four criteria that will determine the applicability of the Labor Law to the case--do you know them?

Evan Bussiere Featured in Buffalo Rising

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

"How the New York State Commercial Rehabilitation Tax Credit (NYSHTC) spurred the rebirth of Buffalo development" in May 23, 2019 Buffalo Rising.

Jody Briandi Featured in Buffalo Law Journal

Monday, May 20th, 2019

"Buffalo law firms aim to make inclusion commonplace" in May 20, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal

PRODUCT LIABILITY SPECIAL ALERT: Lease Runs Out on “Rental Market” Exception to Defense of Strict Liability Design Defect Claims

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Product manufacturers and distributors can be relieved of strict product liability in New York from design defect claims where the manufacturer offered the product with an optional safety device and the purchaser chose not to buy it.  Scarangella v. Thomas Built Buses, 93 N.Y.2d 655 (1999). 

Owners’ Policies of Title Insurance and Why You Need One

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Why spend the extra money on this insurance policy when the loan policy will take care of any title issues which arise?

Anastasia McCarthy Featured in Erie County Bar Association publication

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Attorney McCarthy was featured for her article on "How the Child Victims Act will Impact Public Schools."

James Otis Lecture Series Wins Liberty Bell Award

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

The Erie County Bar Association awarded the James Otis Lecture Series with their highest award bestowed. The award honors Michael Perley (Hurwitz & Fine P.C.), U.S. District Judge William Skretny (Western District of New York), and Greg Peterson (Phillips Lytle LLP), for their work in the lecture series.

All About Airbnb

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Now that spring is underway and many people are planning vacations, there are a lot of questions about liability, injury and coverage surrounding Airbnb.

Ann Evanko and Katherine Wood Featured in Best Lawyers

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Their article "Lecher Pays - Can Social Change Be Sped Up Via Legislation? A key provision of the recent tax-law overhaul, clearly written with #MeToo in mind, suggests it can" is featured in the Best Lawyers 2019 Business Edition - Women in the Law publication.

Why Your Power of Attorney May Not Be Enough

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

A power of attorney is an important tool in any life or estate plan, but it is critical to make sure that it achieves your objectives.

In Defense of Schools: The Impact of the Child Victims Act

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Attorney Anastasia McCarthy discusses additional points about the newly signed act.

Business First and Law Journal Feature Andrea Schillaci

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

"Listening is key in internal investigations" in March 15, 2019 Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal.

Connecticut Supreme Court Finds Unfair Trade Practices Act Not Preempted by Federal Law, Reinstates Sandy Hook Plaintiffs’ Suit Against Manufacturer

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

In a landmark ruling, a sharply divided Connecticut Supreme Court revived the Sandy Hook plaintiffs’ law suit against the manufacturer of an AR-15-type firearm that was used to kill 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.

Preventing and Protecting Against Physician Misconduct

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

No profession is immune from the spotlight that the #MeToo era has placed on the upsetting history of sexual misconduct bringing a call for stricter policies and procedures to prevent misconduct and swiftly investigate the same.

Setting Sail With Attorney David Adams

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Attorney David Adams featured in March 5, 2019 edition of the Buffalo Law Journal.

Ann Evanko Named to Power 250

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

President/Managing Member Ann Evanko was named to Buffalo Business First's Power 250, which lists the most influential people in Western New York.