A New York Commercial and Construction Law Firm
Adams Leclair LLP is a litigation law firm that concentrates its practice in commercial and construction advocacy throughout upstate New York. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, we provide specialized counsel, honed by decades of experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. We also represent clients in various administrative tribunals from local planning boards and boards of assessment review to state and federal agencies, such as Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York State Department of Labor, the EEOC, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Our practice areas additionally include employment, municipal, real property tax, estate and trust litigation. In September 2019, we combined the talents of the construction litigation practitioners from Adams Bell Adams, PC and the experienced commercial litigators from Leclair Korona Cole, LLC which has helped us better structure our clients’ business affairs in ways that anticipate and avoid conflict. We are proud of the reputation we have earned among our peers and our clients for vigorous advocacy and effective representation.
As a result of the pandemic, New York protected both commercial and residential tenants from eviction. Eviction proceedings have been paused and modified for nearly six months because of Executive Orders, legislation, and judicial Administrative Orders.
This article summarizes the background of New York’s eviction moratorium and the status of eviction proceedings while highlighting considerations for landlords and tenants moving forward.
Read the full article on New York’s eviction moratorium here and in the Daily Record.
Robert P. Yawman is an associate attorney with Adams Leclair LLP. Rob can be reached at ryawman(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)adamsleclair.law.
Eight Adams Leclair Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America©
It is our distinct pleasure to announce that more than half of the attorneys at Adams Leclair LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America.© This year’s recognitions include eight lawyers, listed below.
Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most-respected peer-review publications in the legal industry. To be selected for this honor, attorneys are nominated and reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. They must undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Adams Leclair attorneys have been recognized in this publication as far back as 2001, indicating a long-standing commitment to their fields of interest and a dedication to advancing the legal profession.
Adams Leclair LLP recently celebrated its first anniversary as a law firm that concentrates its practice in commercial and construction advocacy in upstate New York. In September 2019, the construction litigation practitioners from Adams Bell Adams PC and the commercial litigators from Leclair Korona Cole LLP joined together to offer specialized counsel, honed by decades of experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level.
The attorneys who have been included in the 2021 list is below, followed by the areas of practice for which they are being recognized. The year in parentheses is the first year they were given this honor. Congratulations to all!
Stacey Trien (2021)
Employment Law – Individuals
Litigation – Insurance
Paul L. Leclair (2001)
Anthony J. Adams, Jr. (2008)
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Steven E. Cole (2012)
Litigation – Securities
Richard T. Bell, Jr. (2019)
Daniel P. Adams (2018)
Litigation – Construction
Jeremy Sher (2019)
Litigation – Insurance
Mary Jo S. Korona (2008)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
When a teacher at a religious private school is fired for reasons she believes are discriminatory, can she bring an employment discrimination claim against the school? This issue came before the US Supreme Court last term in a case where two teachers who had worked for Catholic schools alleged disability discrimination and pregnancy discrimination. In his article recently featured in the Advocate’s View of The Daily Record, Associate Jared Cook discusses The Court’s decision strengthening the ministerial exemption and how free exercise doctrine and the church autonomy doctrine come into play.
Read more about the employment discrimination case here.
Associate, Jared Cook, discusses a recent Supreme Court ruling that held a state constitutional provision that forbids public funding of religious schools violates the First Amendment. Many states, including New York, have this prohibition in their constitutions. What is the potential impact of this ruling, and how will states contend with the continuing validity of these prohibitions in the wake of Espinoza?
Read more about it here.
We’ve now passed the three-month anniversary of the COVID-19 Pause requirements in New York State, and businesses are beginning to re-open. Partner, Stacey E. Trien, discusses the top five issues for employers to consider as we move into the summer.