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Amber Storr featured in Buffalo Law Journal

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

"Adjusting Just Fine--attorneys enjoy the intellectual challenges of appellate law. And new specifics for briefs and filing seem like a natural progression" in June 17, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.


Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Join and Participate in Defense Organizations.

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Bar and defense organizations play an important role in developing relationships and networks and in giving you opportunity to publish articles and present to your peers and to others.


Get Out of Purgatory: How to End a Claim Where a Plaintiff has Died and No Estate Has Been Substituted to Continue the Lawsuit

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Defense counsel deal with a myriad of issues in tort and premises liability cases which lead to undue delays. However, there is one type of delay that can seem to progress eternally slow, one where the named plaintiff has died.


Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Build Relationships.

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Networking: It’s all about relationships. Networks built on friendship, on common areas of practice, on similar backgrounds or personal interests, THEY are critically important for the development of business.


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.