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In The News - 2009


Albany Times Union

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Tully Rinckey PLLC in Albany has a teaming agreement with the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. As part of the agreement, Tully Rinckey will add three attorneys to its firm: William Snedeker, Richard Liebman and Craig Wolson, …

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Albany Times Union

Turkeys for Vets

The Tully Rinckey law firm was founded by veterans and has a mission of helping veterans daily and especially at holiday time. Next week, from Monday through Thursday, the firm at 441 New Karner Road in Colonie will provide the …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully

Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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DC Moves

Tully Rinckey PLLC added Craig Wolson as of counsel to the firm. Tully Rinckey adds of counsel to the Washington office from Schiff Hardin. Richard Liebman, 58, focuses on debt transactions, equity investments, real estate and structured products. He earned …

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Albany Times Union

Turkey for veterans

The first 100 veterans and the immediate family of troops serving abroad will receive free turkey coupons at a “Turkey for Vets” event at the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC at 441 New Karner Road in Colonie between 9 a.m. …

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Albany Times Union

Lawyer Offers Advice to Soldiers, Veterans

On this Veterans Day, attorney Mathew Tully, who survived the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center and later served in Iraq, advises that vets and military members should know their rights, especially in the area of …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully

Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Mathew Tully on WBZZ

Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully appears in studio on Mark Vanness in the Morning on Buzz 105.7.

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Washington Business Journal

Veterans are Entitled to More Than Just “Thank You”

The current wars have placed unanticipated burdens on the country’s National Guard and Reserve. Most Americans are no doubt thankful for their service. Sadly, though, many service members returning from war are coming home to find their jobs are not …

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Crain's New York Business

Unhappy Homecoming

Leaving a good job at J.P. Morgan to go sailing in the Persian Gulf was not part of James Townsend’s career plan, but the Navy Reserve had its own ideas. Mr. Townsend, a technology director and senior manager in corporate …

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Albany Times Union

Greg Rinckey, Managing Partner at Tully Rinckey, Named a Super Lawyer

  Greg Rinckey, Esq., managing partner of Tully Rinckey, PLLC, was recently named a Super Lawyer by New York Super Lawyers-Upstate Edition magazine. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained …

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Washington Business Journal

One Law Firm Still Expanding

Tully Rinckey PLLC is expanding its DC office to accommodate more lawyers. The expansion adds 1,388 square feet, bringing the firm’s total office space to 2,678 square feet at 1800 K Street NW. Tully Rinckey, which opened the local office …

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Custody Battles Can Become a Rude ‘Welcome Home’ for Military Parents

When Staff Sgt. Jessica Tolbe returned from Iraq in February, she looked forward to catching up on lost time with her sons. But when she went to pick them up from her ex-husband, she was blocked from seeing them by …

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OPM Urges Agencies to Review Age Limits for New Hires

The Office of Personnel Management has directed federal agencies to review age limits for job vacancies, after the Merit Systems Protection Board ruled such policies for new hires could violate the preferential rights of veterans. In a memo released on …

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The Record

Detective Reflects on His Career

The same year then Sgt. Dave Dean joined the Troy Police Detective Bureau, the cop who then had 14 years under his belt would be thrown into the biggest case of his career. Detective work consumed his life thereafter, he …

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Albany Times Union

Troy Police Spokesman Retires

When there’s been crime report out of Troy, odds are Detective Sgt. David Dean was quoted in stories, heard on the radio or appeared on TV as the department spokesman. Dean retires from the Troy Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. …

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Reserve Officers Association

You Must Apply for Reemployment

Sergeant Major (SGM) Richard Erickson, ARNG, won an important partial victory in this recent case decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He might well have won a complete victory if he had applied for …

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From Labor Force to Fighting Force

Jeff Cantor, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, left for the war in Afghanistan last week and made the transition from pharmaceutical sales representative to soldier. The prospect of leaving his wife and two daughters was painful. But his …

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Greenville Online

Air Force Reserve Opts Not to Discipline Mark Sanford Over Marital Affair

The U.S. Air Force Reserve considered disciplinary measures against Gov. Mark Sanford over his extramarital affair but has decided to take no action, his command office told The Greenville News. Sanford serves as a captain in the Air Force Reserve. …

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Army Times

Sergeant Major Wins Round in USERRA Fight

An Army National Guard sergeant major who says he was fired from his job as a postal worker because of his military service has won a battle in federal court. In a July 15 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals …

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Mathew Tully on Talk 1300

Mathew B. Tully appears on Talk 1300 with the Albany Chamber of Commerce President Mark Eagan to discuss this year’s annual golf tournament.

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Dallas Morning News

Soldier suing after being stripped of Subway restaurant franchises

While serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve, Leon Batie Jr. dodged roadside bombs and scrambled to safety when rockets pierced the night sky. When he returned to Dallas in early 2006, another battle loomed. As Batie was returning …

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Albany Times Union

Airport Security Fast Lane Closes

Service that expedited pre-screened travelers’ clearance shuts down The Clear Registered Traveler lane at Albany International Airport, which offered pre-screened travelers an expedited trip through the security checkpoint, is no longer operating. Clear clients signed up at $100 or more …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg Rinckey, appears in studio on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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The Huffington Post

Veteran Stigma: “What Does My Country Think of Me?”

As if to pour salt on the physical and psychological wounds of millions of America’s veterans, a recent trend has emerged in both public pronouncements and privately held attitudes that suggests that veterans returning from the ‘long wars’ in Iraq …

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Mathew Tully on WGNA Radio

Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully discusses power of attorney, divorcing an absent spouse, and special rules for military members called to serve on WGNA’s Sean & Richie Show.

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Buffalo News

Military Service Strains Reservists, Their Employers Answering the Call

Russell Hogan enlisted in the Air Force Reserve as a high school senior in 1988. Four years later he went to work for United Parcel Service. Eleven years after that, the United States invaded Iraq. Hogan and hundreds of thousands …

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Washington Post

The Fight To Fit Back In

Craig Lewis had been gone so long that when he walked into the front office of Fluvanna County High School, the secretary gave him a quizzical look. “Can I help you?” she asked. She studied him with a blank expression …

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Albany Times Union

Military Ballot Process at Issue Schumer Holds Hearing on Expanding Service Members’ Voting Options

Mathew Tully, a major in the Army National Guard, was unable to vote in the presidential election last fall for the first time since he turned 18. He was on military duty in Washington, D.C., and the Schenectady County Board …

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Tully Addresses Military Space Initiatives at 2009 National Guard Space Symposium

Tully Rinckey PLLC founding partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq. was invited to serve as a presenter at the 2009 National Guard Space Symposium hosted by defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in Colorado Springs. In addition to his legal practice, Tully …

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Manpower and Military Employments

A 12-year veteran of police work, Carole Moore has served in patrol, forensics, crime prevention and criminal investigations, and has extensive training in many law enforcement-related disciplines. She welcomes comments and column suggestions at carolemoore_biz@yahoo.com. Some departments find employing reservists …

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Albany Times Union

When the Battle Doesn’t End

Modeled after diversion programs, veterans courts help defendants in nonviolent crimes avoid prison Brian Peck went from decorated soldier to disabled veteran to criminal defendant. As a New York Army National Guard specialist, he saw intense combat and wartime tragedy, …

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Albany Times Union

Community to Welcome Marine Reservists Back From Iraq

A veteran has launched a military operation of sorts in the Capital Region — a welcome-home celebration for Marine reservists returning from the Iraq war. For the past month, Jim Friello of Niskayuna, a Marine veteran, has spearheaded plans for …

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Conn Law Tribune

Court Rules for Reservist Who Was Denied His Old Job

When Air Force Sgt. Michael Serricchio returned from the Middle East, he was dismayed when his employer would not give him his old financial advisor’s job back, and instead offered a less lucrative position. So Serrichio sued under a federal …

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Business Insurance

Military Veteran Wins Damages, Reinstatement

A federal judge has awarded about $779,000 in back pay, damages and attorney fees to a financial adviser who was not restored to his previous pay at Wachovia Services L.L.C. after returning from active military duty. In a ruling last …

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New York Times

Former Reservist Wins $1 Million From Employer

In a case centering on a little-frequented corner of the employment rights of troops returning to civilian life, a federal judge has ruled that Wells Fargo must reinstate a former reservist to his job as a financial adviser and pay …

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The Advocate

Wachovia Ordered to Pay $1M for Demoting Stamford Reservist

An Air Force reservist deployed after Sept. 11, 2001, is entitled to more than $1 million after Wachovia Securities violated federal law when it belatedly offered him a reduced version of his former job, a federal judge ruled late Thursday. …

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Albany Times Union

Healing the Wounds of War

Schumer bill would ease eligibility for post-traumatic stress disorder treatment Federal legislation introduced Wednesday aims to make it easier for service members and veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to get treatment. Presently, any veteran who suffers PTSD through “combat …

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Tully Selected as Irish Echo “Top 40 Under 40” Honoree

Mathew B. Tully, Esq. Age: 35 Place of birth: Mineola, NY First job: Newspaper delivery boy for Newsday What it taught me: Each role in a company is important. While I may have only delivered the paper, the company’s product …

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Military.com

Officer Calls Obama ‘Usurper,’ ‘Imposter’ President

Using words such as “imposter” and “usurper,” an active-duty Army officer in Iraq has joined a California lawyer’s lawsuit intended to force President Barack Obama to prove he is a legal U.S. citizen, and therefore able to legally serve as …

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Local Attorney Questions Gitmo Trial Delay

The Associated Press is reporting Obama would like to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba within a year. In the meantime he’s putting a stop to any of the trials going on there. Lawyer Greg Rinckey of …

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Sailor: Tea, Not Drugs, Made Me Pop Positive

They weren’t really doing lines of cocaine — they were just drinking some herbal tea. That’s what Air Traffic Controllers 2nd Class Javier Trevino and Sean Lee claimed after both popped positive for cocaine during random drug tests last summer. …

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Albany Times Union

Local Lawyer Cleared for Guantanamo Work

Attorney Greg Rinckey, a former JAG officer, is among a small group of lawyers who have been approved to serve as civilian defense counsel to detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The recognition by the Department of Defense — only about 20 …

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Greg Rinckey on WGY Radio

Retired JAG officer and military defense attorney Greg T. Rinckey is one of a small group of lawyers chosen to represent detainees of Guantanamo Bay.

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Florida Times Union

Herbal Tea Jeopardizes Sailor’s Future

Air-traffic controller fails drug test, convicted in court-martial Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Javier Trevino blames herbal tea for his court-martial conviction. There’s nothing like a nice cup of tea to relax, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Javier Trevino used …

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Albany Times Union

Another Tearful War Farewell

Military calls former Albany man for third tour of duty in five years War again came for Staff Sgt. Brendan Kearns on Thursday, and for the third time in just more than five years, he and his family responded. Kearns, …

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Albany Law Adding Classes on the Business of Being a Lawyer

Nathan Sabourin, like most law school students, spent his time at Albany Law School focused on one goal: passing the bar exam. Now, three months into a job at the Albany law firm Couch White LLP, the 30-year-old Sabourin realizes …

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Greg Rinckey Reacts to Acquittal of National Guardsman

Military Attorney Greg T. Rinckey reacts to acquittal of National Guardsman in court martial murder trial.

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  • Tully Rinckey PLLC “Goes Red for Women”

    In an effort to raise awareness about heart disease in women, Tully Rinckey PLLC was proud to support National Wear Red Day on February 4, 2011. Employees were encouraged to wear red and donate to the American Heart Association, which …

  • A “Warm” Holiday Gift From Tully Rinckey PLLC

    In the holiday spirit the firm donated 28 coats to homeless veterans living in a transitional shelter in Albany this morning. Photos are below of Albany County Executive Mike Breslin, Albany Housing Coalition’s Executive Director Joseph Sluszka, residents of the …

  • Tully Rinckey “Goes Purple”

    In an effort to help Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, employees at Tully Rinckey PLLC are “going purple” for a good cause. The law firm held it’s first-ever “Go Purple” day, where employees were encouraged to wear purple and …

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