Published Articles

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

Steve Cole

March 8, 2022

Volume of Business Disputes Remains High

by Rochester Business Journal

Managing Partner Steven Cole was featured in the Rochester Business Journal article “Volume of Business Disputes Remains High”. Click here to read the full article.

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Emily Uhlig

February 21, 2022

Advocate’s View: New York Commercial Division Adopts Softer Standard for Remote Depositions Thanks to COVID-19 Pandemic

by Emily Uhlig

Effective December 15, 2021, the Commercial Division permanently adopted Rule 37 allowing remote depositions upon consent of all parties or upon motion to the court showing good cause. The rule…

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Steve Cole

January 6, 2022

Daily Record: Legal Leaders See Progress in 2022

by The Daily Record

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the legal system in a variety of ways over the past two years. As 2021 came to a close, The Daily Record asked…

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Mary Jo S 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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Stacey Trien

November 12, 2021

RBJ: Stacey Trien Focuses her GRAWA Presidency on Empowering Women

by Rochester Business Journal

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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