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Tully Rinckey PLLC always welcomes inquiries from media professionals. Our attorneys are pleased to be resources for articles and news stories of local, national and global importance from a legal perspective. Our attorneys have experience providing commentary and giving interviews in both print as well as broadcast media and are great resources for articles and news stories of local, national and global importance. We are available to explain a legal topic, speak about one of our own cases, or provide background research for a reporter. We understand the pressure of deadlines and return calls and e-mails promptly.

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Experienced Military Attorney Joins Albany Law Office

Tully Rinckey PLLC welcomes Heather Tenney to military law practice group June 24, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Heather C. Tenney Esq., an attorney with extensive military litigation experience, has joined the …

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Former Business Operations Manager Promoted as Tully Rinckley PLLC’s New Director of Client Services

June 22, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce it has promoted JoAnne Perniciaro as the law firm’s new director of client services. Ms. Perniciaro joined the firm in November of 2015 as its business …

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Gregory Greiner Named Head of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Military and National Security Law Practice

June 21, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Tully Rinckey PLLC has named Gregory F. Greiner as the firm’s new Military and National Security Law Practice Chairperson. He will be overseeing all military and national security matters handled by the firm, …

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Client Relations Manager to Boost Tully Rinckley PLLC’s Customer Service Initiatives

Client Relations Manager to Boost Tully Rinckley PLLC’s Customer Service Initiatives May 23 , 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that it has hired Mary Ellen Henault as the law firm’s new Client Relations …

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Syracuse University College of Law Receives Support from Prominent Military Law Firm

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Jeans and Sneakers” initiative funds Veterans Legal Clinic April 28, 2016 – Syracuse, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is giving back to veterans in need of legal aid, while also supporting the education of law students by …

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Former JAG Attorney with International Defense Counsel Experience Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

West Point Military Academy graduate Kathryn A. Donnelly joins firm’s Binghamton office April 25, 2016 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Kathryn A. Donnelly, Esq., an attorney with extensive military law and litigation experience, …

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VA Targeting Financial Means of Disabled Veteran

Wife deemed unqualified to handle husband’s financial benefits in retaliation for tort claim April 21, 2016 – Syracuse, N.Y. – The financial means of a local disabled veteran and his wife has been stripped away by Veterans Affairs in retaliation …

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Cheri Cannon Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. Office

April 18, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Tully Rinckey PLLC has named Cheri L. Cannon managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She will be overseeing all federal sector matters handled by the firm at its D.C. location and …

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New Helpdesk Manager Ensures Overall Security of Firm’s IT Systems

Delaney Promoted to Helpdesk Manager at Tully Rinckey PLLC April 14, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Delaney to Helpdesk Manager. For the past five years, Delaney has served as …

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Tully Supports Creation of Designated Parking Spaces for Wounded Veterans

Proposed legislation would create statewide parking requirements similar to disabled parking law April 15, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner and decorated Army Veteran Mathew Tully today backed proposed legislation that would allow veterans injured in …

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Experienced Employment Attorney Joins Growing Binghamton Law Firm

Tully Rinckey PLLC welcomes Tyler Patterson to state-wide labor and employment practice group April 5, 2016 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Tyler K. Patterson Esq., an attorney with extensive civil litigation experience, has …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Adds Experienced Litigator and Mediator to Federal Employment Team

Joseph Scott brings experience as former trial counsel for AFGE to the firm’s growing practice March 30, 2016 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph Scott Jr. Esq., an attorney with extensive years of …

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Veterans Outreach Center Receives Needed Support from Prominent Military Law Firm

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Jeans and Sneakers” initiative funds services for Western New York veterans March 25, 2016 – Rochester, N.Y. –In an effort to continue its long tradition of giving back to veterans in need, Tully Rinckey PLLC has provided …

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Tully Named to Prestigious HillVets 100 List

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner among most influential veterans of 2015 March 23, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew Tully was recognized yesterday as one of 2015’s most influential and impactful veterans. Tully’s accomplishments and …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Expands Coast to Coast Federal Employment Law Group

Mary Connolly brings unique experience and knowledge from U.S. Attorney’s Office and beyond March 8, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Mary T. Connolly, Esq., an attorney with experience at the U.S. Attorney’s …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Client Disclosures Lead to Jet Fuel Safety Improvements at Marine Corps Base

Navy releases investigative report based on information from Marine Maintenance Control Coordinator Glenn Schwarz February 26, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – A Navy investigation mandated by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) based on disclosures from a Marine maintenance …

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One of the Nation’s Largest Military Law Firms Provides needed Support for WNYHeroes

“Sneakers and Jeans” initiative funds services for Western New York veterans February 26, 2016 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is continuing a long tradition of giving back to veterans in need by providing financial support to local veteran’s …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Adds Fresh Experience to Federal Employment Law Practice Group

Zachary Ruetz brings knowledge and expertise from Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and beyond February 23, 2016 –Rochester, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Zachary T. Ruetz, Esq., an attorney who formerly worked under the Monroe …

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Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Georgetown University Hospital to Move Forward

Appeal successful following arguments from Tully Rinckey PLLC Employment Law Partner Donna Williams Rucker February 17, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – A lawsuit filed by an African American nurse fired by Georgetown University Hospital is set to move forward followed …

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Divorce Lawyers See Rise in Illegal Use of Spy Apps to Surveil Spouses

Use of spyware to collect data on exes becoming a disturbing trend in family and matrimonial law February 10, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – More people are turning to technology during divorce proceedings in an attempt to catch their ex …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Teams-Up with Second Saturday on Divorce Workshop

Monthly sessions provide knowledgeable legal and emotional support for those contemplating divorce February 8, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – The family and matrimonial law team at Tully Rinckey PLLC is proud to announce its partnership with the Capital Region chapter …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Provides Critical Support for Children in Albany County Family Court System

“Sneakers and Jeans” initiative funds Albany County Family Court Children’s Center programs January 28, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – While Tully Rinckey PLLC has spent years fighting for the rights of families in court, the firm is now giving back …

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Decorated Army Veteran Urges Niskayuna Board of Education to Act on Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew Tully stands behind needed tax breaks for veterans January 27, 2016 – Niskayuna, N.Y. – As the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education debates enacting property tax exemptions for veterans, Tully Rinckey PLLC …

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New Binghamton Associate Theresa Levine Featured in Business Journal News Network

People news: Tully Rinckey hires Levine for Binghamton office by Journal Staff BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC announced it has hired Theresa Levine for its Binghamton office. She is an attorney with extensive experience as an employment-law specialist and …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Enhancing Federal Labor and Employment Law Group with New Hire

Theresa Levine brings knowledge and experience to the firm’s growing practice Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Theresa Levine Esq., an attorney with extensive years of experience as an employment law adviser and expertise in human resources in …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Hires Seasoned Journalist as Public Relations Associate

Seasoned Journalist and Managing Editor Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Team Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that it has hired Marcy L. Velte as the law firm’s Public Relations Associate. Her hiring comes as the firm continues its aggressive …

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One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies Expands in the Binghamton, NY Legal Market

Exponential growth prompts veteran-owned law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC to expand in the Southern Tier. December 1, 2015 – Vestal, N.Y. – The Albany, N.Y. based, veteran-owned law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce its recent expansion into …

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“Turkeys for Veterans” Success Shows Appreciation for Our Troops

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets provide 240 turkeys to veterans this Thanksgiving November 24, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their families this Thanksgiving, …

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Charnetsky Named New York Settlement Officer

Charnetsky Named Third Department Settlement Officer November 20, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – The Hon. Peter P. Charnetsky has been named a new settlement officer with the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department’s Civil Appeals Settlement Program. As …

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Rochester Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano Recognized as Attorney of the Year

Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano Recognized as Attorney of the Year November 6, 2015 – Rochester, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Rochester Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano on Thursday received The Daily Record’s prestigious Attorney of the Year Award at …

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Binghamton Law Firm Offers Free Estate Planning Consults to Vets

Law Firm Provides Free Estate Planning Consults to Veterans to Recognize Service and Sacrifice November 11, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – In recognition of the uncommon service and sacrifice that military veterans of all service branches and conflicts have provided …

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Partner Barbara King Wins 2015 Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award

CDWBA Legal Project Honors Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner’s Work for Domestic Violence Victims October 15, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Barbara J. King’s tireless work on behalf of domestic violence victims earned her the 2015 Stanley …

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17 Grand In Donations Continue with Binghamton Crime Victims Assistance Center

After Donating $17,000 to Upstate Nonprofits, Tully Rinckey Brings “Jean and Sneakers” Initiative to Binghamton October 8, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is bringing to the Southern Tier an employee-driven community support initiative that over the past …

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Kline Brings Three Decades of Military Law Experience to Tully Rinckey PLLC

Brigadier General (RET.) Harris J. Kline Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Law Practice Group Washington, D.C. – September 15, 2015 – Tully Rinckey PLLC has significantly and strategically enhanced the capabilities of its coast-to-coast Military Law Practice Group with the …

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 11 Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorneys

11 Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorneys Recognized as Upstate NY Super Lawyers/Rising Stars August 25, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that 11 firm attorneys have been named Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Ranked as One of the Fastest Growing Businesses in America for Seventh Consecutive Year

Expansion initiatives in D.C., N.Y. and C.A. keep firm on list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies August 13, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – For the seventh consecutive year, Inc. magazine has ranked Tully Rinckey PLLC as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, …

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Youngner Appeal Wins Purple Heart After 47 Years

West Virginia Vietnam Veteran Receives Purple Heart 47 Years after He Was Injured in a Land Mine Explosion July 27, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Nearly 47 years after being injured in a land mine explosion in Vietnam, a West …

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The 4-Year Itch on 4-Year Anniversary of NYS Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Marks 4-Year Anniversary in NYS TODAY, Same-Sex Couples Feel “4-Year Itch” With today marking the fourth anniversary of when the Marriage Equality Act took effect on July 24, 2011, ushering in gay marriage in New York State, many …

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Quick Tips: What New FLSA Regulations Mean for You

Attorney Tips for Compliance to New FLSA Regs: Hire PT Workers, Give Raises, Cut Pay, and Redistribute Work The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday published regulations that would expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay …

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“Persistent drug problems.” Peter Charnetsky Comments On Southern Tier Pot Sale Arrests

Southern Tier Sees More Illegal Pot Sale Arrests as NYS Prepares to License Legal Medical Marijuana Sellers 2014 Criminal marijuana sale arrests in the region up 72.2 percent from previous year July 7, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – As the …

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Former Broome County Family Court Judge Peter Charnetsky, Esq. Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

Former Broome County Family Court Judge Peter Charnetsky, Esq. Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Charnetsky’s addition expands the firm’s Family and Matrimonial Law Team to the Southern Tier June 2, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to …

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Federal Judge Orders Middletown FD to Pause Disciplinary Action against Firefighter Who Caught Superiors Bashing Air National Guardsmen

Federal Judge Orders Middletown FD to Pause Disciplinary Action against Firefighter Who Caught Superiors Bashing Air National Guardsmen Secret audio recordings reveal deep-rooted animosity for NY Air National Guard at Middletown FD   May 15, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – …

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Army Nonjudicial Punishments Plummet to Lowest Level in Decades

Army Nonjudicial Punishments Plummet to Lowest Level in Decades Soldiers suffer as Article 15 used less as a disciplinary and rehabilitative tool   May 12, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Despite reports that the military would refocus on improving discipline …

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ID Theft Arrests Rise 41% in the Capital Region to Six-Year High

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