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  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman Partner and former New York State Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco mentioned as possible challenger to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman Partner Dennis C. Vacco being courted for a possible challenge to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Buffalo Business First: Cyber security message getting out

    Keeping company and customer data safe is the reasoning for a new set of security guidelines unveiled by the White House. In the weeks following data breaches at Target Stores and Nieman Marcus, they offer suggestions for how businesses can protect their systems from cyber attacks.

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Buffalo Law Journal: Justice for all - or all who can afford it?

    Escalating legal costs associated with hiring an attorney can hinder or even halt a case, especially for people with heavy legal needs but light wallets. And with litigation practices continuing to grow locally, specialized attorneys are busy handling an upswing in that sector of the profession. But while the growing narrative around the country and in some parts of the state follows the theme ofMore »

  • Friday, February 14, 2014

    Buffalo Law Journal: Five questions with... Amy Habib-Rittling

    You have been active in Children’s Hospital, working to raise $40 million toward the new facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Why did you get involved? My first child was born with a congenital birth defect and he was immediately transferred to Children’s for emergency surgery. He then stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit for about a month.More »

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    The Buffalo News: Global $5 million contest launched to start businesses in Buffalo

    Call it Shark Tank – Buffalo style. State officials Wednesday launched a global business plan competition that dangles $5 million in prizes to attract entrepreneurs with the best ideas for starting a new business in the Buffalo Niagara region. Like the reality TV show, the 43North business plan competition, named for Buffalo’s latitude, dangles a grand prize of $1 million, plus freeMore »

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Buffalo Business First: Former AG Vacco weighs in on physician-assisted suicide

    Recently, a District Court judge in New Mexico rendered a decision making that state only the fifth one in the Union to recognize physician-assisted suicide as a lawful option available to the terminally ill. While this decision most likely will be appealed to the New Mexico Supreme Court, it is noteworthy for several reasons. First, of the four states that recognized physician-assisted suicideMore »

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Infotech Niagara: ITN Breakfast Seminar: The Virtual Reality of White Collar Crime

    The Virtual Reality of White Collar Crime In a fast-paced, ever-changing digital age where trillions of pieces of data are exchanged every second, it can be hard for a company to understand how to it can protect itself from breaches in computer systems or theft of information from an insider. From what appears to be the innocent downloading of company contacts to a personalMore »

  • Monday, December 9, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: Historic Buffalo Club nears completion on $9 million renovation project

    A historic building in downtown Buffalo is nearing the end of a multimillion-dollar renovation project years in the making. The Buffalo Club, located on Delaware Avenue, was founded in 1867 by, among others, President Millard Fillmore. While the club has gone through plenty of change over the years, General Manager Dan Franklin said the current project is significant in terms of both the $9More »

  • Monday, December 2, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: UB's CEL to launch family business program

    If you are like many Americans, you survived the Thanksgiving holiday with all of your relatives in the same room. And if you were lucky, you made it out relatively unscathed. If you think holiday gatherings are tough, imagine running a business with your siblings, parents or extended family. Such ventures are fraught with potential disaster, experts say. Luckily, help is on the way. TheMore »

  • Saturday, November 23, 2013

    Buffalo News: UB center will reach out to family businesses UB center will launch program in February

    Family firms account for about 90 percent of all businesses, but the failure rate is enormous. To help with that, the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is launching a program designed to help with the specific challenges that can befall a family business. In addition to traditional services, like succession planning and creating advisory boards, the programMore »