Rochester, New York Business Lawyers

Donald Osborn Chesworth
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Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks #110
Rochester, NY 14625
Business
Yale Law School
Donald O. Chesworth, a Partner in the Rochester office of Tully Rinckey PLLC, focuses his practice on governmental compliance, business law, municipal liability, commercial law, employment law and management issues.

Donald was admitted to the bar in Connecticut in 1966 and in New York in 1972. He is no longer active in the Connecticut bar. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Donald graduated from Graceland College, magnum cum laude in 1963 and from Yale Law School with a Juris...
Michael Allan Rosenhouse
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Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(585) 232-8500 75 Clinton Ave. S.
510 Clinton Sq.
Rochester, NY 14604
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals and Employment
University of Chicago
Michael A. Rosenhouse concentrates his Rochester, NY, based practice in appeals and complex trial court motions, and includes experience both with and against prominent New York City and Chicago lawyers. He has received the highest rating from the oldest and most reputable peer-review institution in the profession. His successful appellate practice is supported by years of experience in complex civil litigation. He is the author of several books and articles on a wide variety of legal subjects and has lectured for national and local, specialized and general, legal educational organizations.
Jeffrey Johnstone
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Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Cornell University
Jeffrey M. Johnstone is a Partner in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rochester office, where his practice is concentrated in estate planning, trusts, estate administration, corporations and business, not-for-profit entities, and federal and New York tax.

He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida, in addition to the U.S. Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Jeffrey was an equity Partner with Harris, Chesworth, O’Brien, Johnstone & Welch, LLP.

Upon graduating from law school, Jeffrey became associated with the Rochester, New York, firm...
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
I have been practicing law in Rochester, New York, and nearby towns for the past 13 years. I concentrate my practice in matrimonial and family law. I counsel my clients on divorce, separation, custody, relocation, child support, adoption, premarital and postmarital agreements. More specifically, I assist my clients with such matters as: * Adoption * Alimony/Maintenance * Annulments * Child Abuse * Child Custody * Child Support * Child Support Enforcement * Dependency Proceedings * Divorce * Domestic Partnerships * Domestic Violence Orders * Family Court Proceedings * Family Law * Fertility and Surrogacy * Foreign Adoption * Foster Care * Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights * Grandparent Rights * Guardianship * Name Change * Parental Rights * Paternity * Postnuptial Agreements *...
George H Gray
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Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(585) 218-8620 625 Panorama Trail
Suite1240
Rochester, NY 14625
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Albany Law School
George Gray is a partner in the law firm of Gray & Feldman LLP, where his practice concentrates in the areas of special needs planning, estate planning and administration, business and tax law. He is a member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations and is active in the Tax and Trust and Estates Sections of these associations. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Monroe County Estate Planning Council and is active on its Program Committee. SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING: Through his long association with the...
Keith Edward O'toole
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Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(585) 352-7300 116 Bronze Leaf Trail
Rochester, NY 14612
Business, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Albany Law School
Established in 1992. My name is Keith O'Toole. I have 20 years of experience as an attorney with an emphasis on real estate and estate planning in the Rochester area. My real estate practice is the gateway to other areas of law in which I practice, including: Evictions, Wills, Probate, LLCs & Corporations, Criminal, Traffic and Small Business. I represent home buyers, home builders, landlords, investors, small business, developers and local governments. My business is successful because I make it less about me, and more about my clients. It's your life, your goals and your success...
Joseph Callahan
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(585) 698-1200 510 Clinton Square
# 5163
Rochester, NY 14604
Free ConsultationRochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Syracuse University College of Law
Joe Callahan began his career as a CPA with Deloitte in Manhattan and left there to work as a tax attorney. He's been with the law firm of Mackay, Caswell & Callahan since 1992 and is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut, together with the U.S. District Court and U.S. Tax Court.

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan, P.C handles various IRS and New York State tax controversies including IRS Audit Strategies and Defenses, Enforced Tax Collection (Notices of Levy & Notices of Lien), Offers in Compromise, Innocent & Injured Spouse Relief, Responsible Person Assessment Defense, Tax Court, IRS...
Nicole Lynn Black
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Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(585) 210-0815 100 Allens Creek Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
Business, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Albany Law School
Michael Steven Steinberg
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Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(585) 295-8544 109 Rutgers Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Business, Appeals and Construction
David Cook
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Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1381 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
Brigham Young University
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(585) 263-1611 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Energy and Environmental
University of Florida School of Law
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(585) 263-1533 1100 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
Business, Communications, Environmental and IP
Boston College Law School
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(585) 263-1558 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Securities
George Washington University
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(585) 263-1021 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UCLA Law School
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(585) 263-1657 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Health Care and Immigration
American University
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(585) 263-1341 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Michigan Law School
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(585) 263-1243 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Administrative and Arbitration & Mediation
Georgetown University Law Center
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(585) 263-1276 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business
Georgetown University
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 263-1237 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Chicago Law School
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(585) 263-1304 1100 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
Business, Communications, Health Care and IP
George Washington University
John Edward Bernacki Jr.
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Pittsford, NY Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(585) 218-9550 11 State St.
Suite 200
Pittsford, NY 14534
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is admitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.S District Court for the Western District of New York, and United States Bankruptcy Court. He also currently serves as a justice for the Town of Pittsford, where he presides over civil matters including contract, real property, and municipal law, small claims, and criminal matters including felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanors. He is actively involved in his local community and participates in the following community activities: * Pittsford Town Board, Past Councilperson *...
William Preston Fletcher
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Pittsford, NY Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(585) 264-1350 90 Office Park Way
Pittsford, NY 14534
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
Bill has been in private practice for more than 30 years during which he has mastered numerous areas of practice, from pure real property, title, title insurance, real estate finance, associations, corporate, banking, estate planning and administration, landlord tenant, and more. Bill has served as Town Attorney, and since 1998 as Town Justice of his town of residence. He is a long time Rotarian and twice president of his Club. He is the proud father of three children, now all grown and productive members of society. Bill and his wife and best friend Mary of 38 years are both working...
Brian Richard Henzel
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Pittsford, NY Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(585) 749-1612 P.O. Box 888
Pittsford, NY 14534
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Albany Law School
David Kaplan
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Penfield, NY Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(585) 330-2222 2129 Five Mile Line Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Consumer and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
I have been practicing law in Monroe County, New York and the western New York area for the past 8 years. Prior to Monroe County, my experience includes the following: private practice in the State of Maryland, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the firm of Clegg and Kaplan in Kingston, New York. I handle family law matters (such as divorce, separation, and QDROs), injuries, consumer law (such as harassment by debt collectors, deceptive practices, consumer class actions, and foreclosure defense), contracts, civil litigation, appeals, and other matters.
Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Brockport, NY Business Law Lawyer
(585) 637-2123 62 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Attorney Emanuel Mouganis has the accolades you and your family can trust, including being ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Family Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the State of New York and has a perfect rating by AVVO. He is also ranked by the American Institute of Criminal Attorneys as one of the Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys in the State of New York. Prior to becoming a...
Mark Michael Campanella
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Fairport, NY Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(585) 377-4004 6 North Main Street
Suite 250
Fairport, NY 14450
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
State University of New York - Buffalo
A native Rochesterian, Mark grew up in Penfield, New York. After attending Bishop Kearney High School, Mark pursued a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Rochester. While attending the U of R, Mark competed nationally within the University Athletic Association conference for the school's indoor and outdoor Track and Field teams, where he was named the team's field captain for his leadership. In his junior year, Mark was accepted into an accelerated 3-2 program for the school's top ranked Public Policy Analysis Program. Mark's master's thesis was a well-received study on the effects of political action committee...
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(585) 263-1042 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business
Boston University School of Law
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(585) 263-1475 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Cardozo School of Law
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1395 1100 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
Business, Employment and Securities
Cornell Law School
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1623 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and Estate Planning
School of Law
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1596 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and Environmental
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1043 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, IP, Securities and Tax
DePaul University College of Law
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1534 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Education, Health Care and Tax
University of Virginia
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1227 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Communications, IP and Securities
State University of New York at Buffalo
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1266 1100 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
Business
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1345 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and Tax
Cornell Law School
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1109 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and IP
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1023 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business and Immigration
Albany Law School of Union University
Rochester, NY Business Law Attorney
(585) 263-1350 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business
Rochester, NY Business Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1671 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Business, Environmental and Securities
Syracuse University College of Law
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