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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


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Derrick Thomas Hogan

    Graig Zappia is an excellent attorney and well-versed in multiple areas of law. Graig is a zealous advocate for his clients and always works with their best interests in mind. Whenever I have any questions, Graig is always willing to provide advice and guidance and I certainly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.


    Derrick Hogan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Donald Edward Kelly

    During the course of his distinguished career, Graig Zappia’s has become synonymous with the complicated and highly technical practice of Real Estate law. Graig has forged his accomplishments though his representation of clients on all sides, and in all aspects, of residential and commercial real estate transactions. Graig stands out as a leader in his profession and has even taken it upon himself to train young lawyers in Continuing Legal Education classes that he has presented. Graig is an industry leader and his representation of clients is unequaled.


    Donald Kelly Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Tully Rinckey, PLLC

441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205


NYCurrently registered 200307/10/2016
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