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  • 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 »

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: UB CEL to take on family biz

    The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will launch a new program in February focused on supporting family businesses. Called “Taking Care of Family Business,” it will provide opportunities for relational and business growth in family ventures through workshops, interactive educational programming and networking.

  • Monday, November 18, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: Trial law: A complex beast

    Recession-proof. Robust. Booming. Those are just a few of the ways that Western New York attorneys describe the litigation business statewide. As with any commodity, when demand is high, supply must rise to meet it. In this case, more litigation work means a need for more litigators. While no law firm is going to complain about a steady stream of lucrative business coming through the door, theyMore »

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013

    Democrat & Chronicle: LDC probe: Four arrested, including Robert Wiesner, Maggie Brooks' husband

    A sweeping indictment unsealed Wednesday charges four men, including the husband of County Executive Maggie Brooks, in an alleged scheme to rig contracts for Monroe County projects for connected vendors, steal money through those agreements and use the cash to pay for everything from golf outings to campaign donations.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: A 'novel' approach to fighting illiteracy in WNY by Christopher Walker

    Do you like to eat, drink and pretend to be someone else? More importantly, do you want to make a difference in your community by supporting an organization fighting to eradicate illiteracy in Western New York? If your answer was a resounding yes, then you’ll want to be at the Hotel @ The Lafayette tomorrow night. “Cocktails in Character 2013” is a fundraising event to supportMore »

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Buffalo Business First: Five questions with... Shaena Kershner

    This is your first experience in legal marketing. How did you end up at Lippes Mathias? I was working at Fisher-Price as marketing manager for the Northeast division when our parent company, Mattel, announced that they were restructuring the Northeast division and streamlining functions in El Segundo, Calif. I was given the opportunity to relocate but my husband owns a businessMore »

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Crowded courts: Litigation business booming

    We are a litigious society. Ask a sampling of lawyers why the litigation side of the business is booming and you’ll be surprised how many answer with some version of those five simple words. Whatever the reason — the economy, the business climate or, as many suggest, Americans just like to sue each other — Western New York litigation practices are growing and their attorneys areMore »