Published Articles

Our firm’s attorneys regularly contribute to legal and business publications. Our firm’s articles are listed below.

Mary Jo Korona

November 23, 2021

Advocate’s View: Pre-Action Discovery in New York Does Not Create Path for Removal to Federal Court

by Mary Jo Korona

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November 12, 2021

RBJ: Stacey Trien Focuses her GRAWA Presidency on Empowering Women

by Adams Leclair

Stacey Trien’s plan for her term as president of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys was to focus on the theme of empowerment. But the COVID-19 pandemic made it…

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Thomas Stander

October 27, 2021

Advocate’s View: Mediations — What Will Happen When “Normal” Comes?

by Thomas Stander

As the pandemic continues to challenge and change the way we work across all industries, many of us are growing increasingly impatient with the wait for “normal.” Will we ever…

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Robert Yawman

September 13, 2021

Fixing the Damages in Advance: Recent Case Law Involving Liquidated Damages Provisions

by Robert Yawman

When negotiating a contract, parties may choose to establish the damages owed if a party breaches. These pre-determined amounts, known as “liquidated damages”, commonly appear in real estate contracts, where…

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Erin Casey

August 23, 2021

The Shifting Rules on Virtual Meetings in (Post) Pandemic Times

by Erin Casey

Since Governor Cuomo’s announcement in June of “New York Forward” – a lifting of many COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions- much has changed.  The Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rates, as well…

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Richard Bell

May 24, 2021

4th Department Provides Clarity On Avoiding Civil Liability Under The Lien Law By Restoring Diverted Funds

by Richard Bell

Codified in 1959, Article 3-a of the Lien Law (Lien Law §§70-79a) provides very stringent trust provisions related to certain funds on construction projects.  For those not familiar with its…

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Dan Adams

April 15, 2021

Advocate’s View: Substantial Completion Bill Signed Into Law

by Daniel Adams

In this article, Daniel Adams discusses the new legislation and specifics of the Substantial Completion Bill. Snippet from the article: New York continues to provide legislation designed to speed up…

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March 29, 2021

Advocate’s View: Foster Care Case May Affect Challenges to COVID Restrictions

by Adams Leclair

A little over a month ago, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Fulton challenges a decision by the city of Philadelphia to…

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Anthony Adams

March 1, 2021

Commentary: A Final End to an Ungentlemanly Agreement

by Anthony Adams

In this article, Tony Adams reviews the history of the “gentlemen’s agreement” and the recent MLB press release announcing “Major League Baseball is correcting a long time oversight in the game’s…

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