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Edward Peter Yankelunas

Construction and development Attorney at Getzville, NY

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Mr. Yankelunas has extensive experience in both State and Federal Courts representing corporate and business clients, public entities and individuals in complex commercial litigation. This includes a variety of business disputes such as construction and contract litigation, accounting malpractice, bankruptcy fraud, corporate dissolution litigation, non-competition agreement disputes, false advertising suits, unfair competition litigation, and other civil litigation matters. His experience includes class actions and cases involving workers compensation trusts, intellectual property, defamation, product liability and personal injury.

In addition to negotiating and drafting construction contracts, Mr. Yankelunas has experience drafting takeover and completion agreements for sureties.   His construction litigation experience includes cases handled on behalf of public and private owners, developers, prime contractors and subcontractors.  This encompasses handling the prosecution and defense of claims against sureties on payment and performance bonds, Miller Act claims and the prosecution of indemnity claims on behalf of sureties and litigation involving design professionals.

Mr. Yankelunas has successfully represented a surety in a U.S Bankruptcy Court trial after which the Court denied a bankruptcy discharge due to the debtor’s fraudulent concealment of assets. He later represented the same surety in two trials and appeals to obtain rulings piercing the corporate veil and granting the surety the right to collect money payable by a third party to a judgment debtor and to recover funds transferred in violation of a Court Order. He has also defended banks in lender liability suits and provided loan workout services to banks in connection with large commercial loans.

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Licensed for 39 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/17/2022

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Hoganwillig
2410 N Forest Rd Ste 301
Getzville, NY, 14068-1596
HoganWillig PLLC- Buffalo Office
155 Summer St.
Buffalo, NY, 14222
HoganWillig PLLC- Lancaster Office
43 Central Ave
Lancaster, NY, 14086
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • HoganWillig, Attorneys at Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Underberg & Kessler, LLP
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Damon & Morey, LLP
  • 1997 - 2008

Education

  • Suny At Buffalo Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Suny At Geneseo
  • Bachelors
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Colonial Surety Company v. Lakeview Advisors LLC, et. al/Colonial Surety Company v. Neaverth Enterprises, LLC et all
  • Favorable

Associations

  • New York State Builders Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Buffalo Niagara Builders Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • WXXI Television Community Advisory Board
  • Former Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Board of Trustees, New York State Builders Association Legal Defense Fund
  • Former Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Villa Maria College Board of Trustees
  • Former Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • N/A

Publications

  • New York State Bar Association Journal
  • Yellowstone Injunctions in Federal Court
  • 2005
  • Construction Exchange of Buffalo & Western New York
  • Show Me The Money, Collateral Security- The Surety's Leverage, Update
  • 2003
  • In the Public Interest
  • "Schools Closed!", School Children's Fantasy Almost Becomes Stark Reality for Undocumented Mexican Immigrants
  • 1982
  • Buffalo Law Review
  • The Power of the Executive to Restrict the International Travel of American Citizens on National Security and Foreign Policy Grounds
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Law CLE
  • Alter Ego Doctrine in New York
  • 2019

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Getzville Construction and development Lawyer Edward Peter Yankelunas
Edward Peter Yankelunas
Construction and development Attorney
Getzville, NY
Licensed for 39 years