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My practice is concentrated in business related transactions and litigation with an emphasis on franchising, licensing and IP matters.  In addition to my legal experience in franchising related matters, I have also been a multiple unit franchisee and a partner in a retail franchisor. My practice also includes construction related litigation and arbitration. I am also a trained mediator and arbitrator.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    38 years
  2. Franchising: 30%
    38 years
  3. Business: 20%
    38 years

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Corbally Gartland & Rappleyea

35 Market
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601


NYCurrently registered 197507/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCorbally Gartland & Rappleyea LLP2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern District of New York Mediators PanelMember2012 - Present
ABA Committe on Construction LawMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association Committees on FranchisingMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Emfore v Blimpie AssociatesCourt finds that reliance is required under the NY
Golden Krust Franchisng et al v Marilyn Bullock et alInjunction Granted
ColdStone Creamery v Gorman et alInjunction and damages awarded to Franchisor cold stone Creamery
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mathew Bender Business and Commercial GuideFranchisng2005
New York State Bar JournalFranchisng, A Primer1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Northeastern UniversityMarketingOther - Bachelors1971