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About Graig

Graig contributes to the versatility of Tully Rinckey PLLC's legal services for clients in New York State's Capital Region, and across the country, regarding federal employment matters. At the national level, he practices federal labor and employment law, routinely assisting federal employees in combating wrongful personnel actions, discrimination, retaliation and harassment before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). He also represents and defends federal employees who have become the subject of investigations conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (IG) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). In New York State, he practices public and private sector labor and employment law representing employers and employees in public and private sector discrimination lawsuits, Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act cases. Beyond this, in New York State, Graig represents private real estate owners, developers and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate transactions, including closings, title review, contracts, zoning, and leasing, among other areas. He also advises small businesses, with an emphasis on medical professionals, in their asset acquisitions and sales, corporate formations, corporate governance, commercial matters and succession planning. Graig also provides estate planning services to his clients, including will and trust preparation. Graig received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, N.Y. He received a bachelor's degree from Siena College, majoring in political science. Graig resides in Mechanicville with his wife, Kendra, their two kids, Gemma and Merrick, and their English bulldog, Mookie. Outside of the office, Graig enjoys running, golfing and rooting for the Siena Saints and Buffalo Bills. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Siena College Pre-Law Mentoring Program and is a past coach of the Mechanicville Assumption/St. Paul CYO basketball team.

work Experience

Associate Attorney
Dolin, Thomas & Solomon
Jan. 1, 2001 - Jan. 1, 2005
None

Associate
Flink Smith LLC
Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2006
None

Associate
Block, Colucci, Spellman & Peller LLP
Jan. 1, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2009
None

Founder
The Zappia Law Firm
Jan. 1, 2009 - Jan. 1, 2010
None

Attorney
The Lecce Law Firm
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011
None

Partner
Tully Rinckey, PLLC
Jan. 1, 2011 - Current
None

school Education

Albany Law School of Union University
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2002

Siena College
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1999

bookmark Awards

Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2013
Order of the Barrister
Albany Law School of Union University
2002

group Associations

Member
New York State Bar Association
2002 - Current

President-Elect
Rotary Club of Latham
2010 - 2011

Member
Albany County Bar Association
2006 - 2011

import_contacts Published Works

Protecting Your Assets: Wills
518List Magazine
Protecting Your Investment: Title Insurance
518List Magazine
All in the Family
518List Magazine
Gifts of Equity
518List Magazine
Short Sales
518List Magazine
Buying or Selling a Home: Some Points to Ponder
518List Magazine
Professional Profile - Graig Zappia
New York Real Estate Journal
Title insurance = Low cost peace of mind
New York Real Estate Journal
Title insurance = Low cost piece of mind
New York Real Estate Journal
First-time Homebuyers Cautious in 2010 Despite Golden Opportunities
Tully Rinckey PLLC Blog
Occupy Wall Street Highlights High Unemployment of Younger Workers
Tully Rinckey PLLC Blog
4th Circuit: Job Candidates Can't Sue Prospective Employers for Retaliation over Past Overtime Complaints
Tully Rinckey PLLC Blog
New Law Adds Potential Hurdle to Validating Wills
CBS6 Albany Ask the Attorney Blog
Career Ladder
Biz Journal
Self-Directed IRA's as Second Home Financing Strategy
Clancy Real Estate
Housing Market Stability a 2012 Wish
Times Union
Ask the Pros: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
Capital Region Living Magazine
Protect Your Trade Secrets: Loopholes in Employment Contracts
I-sight.com
Short Sales 101: Important Things to Know When Working with Short Sale Clients
GCAR "Across the Association"
Navigating Associateship Contracts and Purchase Agreement
New York State Dental Association News
Employer Liability in Single-Severe-Incident Harassment Cases
I-sight.com
Dynamic Changes to Begin Appearing on Horizon for Commercial Real Estate
New England Real Estate Journal
New Wage Policies Favor Employers
Times Union
Health Care Surcharges?
WAMC Radio
NY Passes Classification Law
GoBy Truck Global News
Navy Yard Victim
Military.com
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