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Graig Frank Zappia

Business Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Graig

Learn Graig’s areas of practice.

Graig contributes to the versatility of O’Connell and Aronowitz’s legal services for Capital Region residents. He was brought in to strengthen the firm’s Business Law & Transactions practice group. He represents small businesses in asset acquisitions and sales, corporate formations, and advises clients in commercial litigation matters.  He also represents private real estate clients, developers, banks and other institutional lenders in their real estate transactions.  Graig’s understanding of the loan process from all angles enables the firm to advise corporate clients throughout the closing process while providing representation across a range of real estate legal matters including contract negotiation, lease disputes, and adverse possession matters.

Graig also practices civil litigation and employment law, representing employers and employees in employment discrimination, FLSA, FMLA and labor law matters. Additionally, Graig provides estate planning services for his clients, including will and trust preparation.

Prior to joining O’Connell and Aronowitz, Graig was Partner with a regional law firm and was previously founder of his own solo practice and its in-house title company.  His general practice law firm focused on real estate, small business and civil litigation. Before starting his own firm, Graig served as an associate attorney at Upstate New York law firms in Rochester, Clifton Park, and Latham.

Graig has been admitted to practice in all New York State courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts.  He is a current member of the New York State Bar Association.

Graig received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York. While attending Albany Law, he served as an appellate advocacy team member, appellate coach and executive board member of the school’s Moot Court Program, in addition to serving as an article editor for the school’s Environmental Outlook Law Journal. He received a bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Political Science.

 

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Location

O'Connell & Aronowitz
54 State Street
Albany, NY, 12207

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Posted by Anthony M. Gucciardo | June 5, 2013
Graig Zappia is an Outstanding Attorney!
I have worked with Graig Zappia for over 2 years now. His personalized service is exceptional! Graig is reponsive and listens to his clients. I have not only recommended Graig to my clients, but have personally retained his legal services for my own business matters. I highly recommend Graig Zappia!

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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • O'Connell and Aronowitz
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • The Lecce Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Founder
  • The Zappia Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Block, Colucci, Spellman & Peller LLP
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Flink Smith LLC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dolin, Thomas & Solomon
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Siena College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doctor vs. NYS medical licensing board
  • The doctor's license was successfully cleared without any marks against it.
  • Security Guard vs. NYS Board of Licensing
  • Successfully restored a security guard's license in New York State.
  • New York State Article 81 Guardianship proceeding
  • Successfully defended
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Latham
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

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

Publications

  • GCAR "Across the Association"
  • Short Sales 101: Important Things to Know When Working with Short Sale Clients
  • 2012
  • 518List Magazine
  • Short Sales
  • 2010
  • 518List Magazine
  • Protecting Your Assets: Wills
  • 2009
  • 518List Magazine
  • Protecting Your Investment: Title Insurance
  • 2009
  • 518List Magazine
  • All in the Family
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter
  • New York State New Dentist Conference/NYSDA 3rd & 4th Districts
  • 2017
  • Presenter
  • New York State New Dentist Conference/NYSDA 3rd & 4th Districts
  • 2016
  • Presenter
  • New York State New Dentist Conference/NYSDA 3rd & 4th Districts
  • 2015
  • Presenter
  • Dental Practice Transitions - Buy/Sell Agreements
  • 2014
  • Panelist
  • Entrepreneurship Panel
  • 2014
  • 2014 Senior Citizens’ Law Day
  • Health Care Directives 101 – Properly Drafting a Basic Will, Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney
  • 2014
  • 13th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and Settlements seminar
  • Tenant Default, Notice of Default, and Lease Termination
  • 2014
  • Panelist
  • Entrepreneurship Panel
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • National Business Institute, Foreclosure Bootcamp
  • 2013
  • Presenter
  • Dental Practice Transitions - Buy/Sell Agreements
  • 2012
  • Presenter
  • New York State New Dentist Conference/NYSDA 3rd & 4th Districts
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Graig
Business Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked alongside Graig on a number of matters and he is a smart business attorney who understands the myriad of issues a company might face. He can do everything form corporate formations to facilitation of any necessary business transactions. If things get difficult, he is a tough and capable litigator. I strongly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked alongside Graig for several years and endorse him wholeheartedly and without reservation. He is a consummate professional and a tenacious advocate on behalf of his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Graig is a proactive and passionate advocate for each of his clients. Graig is attentive and thorough, and his experience and knowledge will benefit any client. I endorse this lawyer without any hesitation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Graig on several matters, and he is a true professional. Graig is quite knowledgeable and a asset to the profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with and sought out Graig's assistance on many legal matters. He has a wealth of experience both as a legal consultant and a litigator. He is highly respected in his legal community and I would recommend him to both clients and other attorneys."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Graig is a total professional. His skills and manner of serving clients provides exactly what anyone seeking a lawyer truly needs – someone to look out for and take care of their legal issues with competence and compassion."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
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Albany Business Lawyer Graig Frank Zappia
Graig Frank Zappia
Business Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 21 years