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Graig Frank Zappia

Graig Frank Zappia

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Employment & Labor, Estate Planning, Business

Graig Zappia

About Me

I represent private real estate owners, real estate
developers, and banks and other institutional lenders in their real
estate transactions. My understanding of the loan process from all
angles enables me to advise individual and corporate clients
throughout the closing process. I provide representation across a
range of real estate legal matters, including closings, title disputes,
title insurance, contracts, zoning, variances, transfers, inheritances,
lease disputes, and adverse possession.

Additionally, I provide estate planning services for my clients, such as will and trust preparation. I also
represent small businesses in asset acquisitions and corporate
formations, and advise clients in foreclosure and bankruptcy litigation. I also practice civil litigation and employment law, representing employers and employees in Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Scott T. Dillon

    Graig is one of the most down-to-earth guys I know. He has a way of putting people at ease almost instantly. He breaks down all the pieces of a matter to give the client a full understanding of what’s going on. When I know someone in need of real estate or estate planning legal services, Graig is the first person I recommend.


    Scott Dillon Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Thomas James Carr

    Graig Zappia is a skilled knowledgeable practitioner. He cares deeply about his clients and their legal problems. He strives to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients, using his years of legal experience and deep knowledge of the law to leave no avenue unexplored, no stone unturned. I highly recommend Graig as a lawyer.


    Thomas Carr Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Tully Rinckey, PLLC

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205


NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Order of the BarristerAlbany Law School of Union University2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTully Rinckey, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Lecce Law Firm2010 - 2011
FounderThe Zappia Law Firm2009 - 2010
AssociateBlock, Colucci, Spellman & Peller LLP2006 - 2009
AssociateFlink Smith LLC2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyDolin, Thomas & Solomon2001 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of LathamPresident-Elect2010 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Doctor vs. NYS medical licensing boardThe doctor's license was successfully cleared without any marks against it.
Security Guard vs. NYS Board of LicensingSuccessfully restored a security guard's license in New York State.
New York State Article 81 Guardianship proceedingSuccessfully defended

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Publication NameTitleDate
Military.comNavy Yard Victim2014
GoBy Truck Global NewsNY Passes Classification Law2014
WAMC RadioHealth Care Surcharges?2014
Clancy Real EstateSelf-Directed IRA's as Second Home Financing Strategy2011
Biz JournalCareer Ladder2011
CBS6 Albany Ask the Attorney BlogNew Law Adds Potential Hurdle to Validating Wills2011
Tully Rinckey PLLC Blog4th Circuit: Job Candidates Can't Sue Prospective Employers for Retaliation over Past Overtime Complaints2011
New York Real Estate JournalTitle insurance = Low cost peace of mind2011
New York Real Estate JournalProfessional Profile - Graig Zappia2011
518List MagazineBuying or Selling a Home: Some Points to Ponder2010
518List MagazineGifts of Equity2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Siena CollegePolitical Science; BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Real Estate Closings: The New RESPA RequirementsThe New RESPA Requirements2014
Ask a LawyerHousing Disputes2014
2014 Senior Citizens’ Law DayHealth Care Directives 101 – Properly Drafting a Basic Will, Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney2014
13th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and Settlements seminarTenant Default, Notice of Default, and Lease Termination2014
Ask a LawyerHow to Set Up an LLC2013
NewscastNew York STAR Program2012
NewscastGraig Zappia Discusses $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement2012
CLECorporate Formation of the LLC 1012012
CLEReal Estate Closings for the Non-Real Estate Attorney2012
NewscastEmployee Rights When Dealing with a Personal Crisis2011
Ask the LawyerReal estate and estate planning2011