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Graig F. Zappia, Esq.

EDUCATION:

  • JD Albany Law School of Union University
  • BA Siena College

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • New York

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Dental Law
  • Estate Planning

COURT ADMISSIONS:

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Albany NY

ASSOCIATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Latham

Graig F. Zappia, Esq.

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Graig contributes to the versatility of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s legal services for clients in New York State’s Capital Region, and across the country, regarding federal employment matters. At the national level, he practices federal labor and employment law, routinely assisting federal employees in combating wrongful personnel actions, discrimination, retaliation and harassment before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). He also represents and defends federal employees who have become the subject of investigations conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (IG) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). In New York State, he practices public and private sector labor and employment law representing employers and employees in public and private sector discrimination lawsuits, Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act cases.

Beyond this, in New York State, Graig represents private real estate owners, developers and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate transactions, including closings, title review, contracts, zoning, and leasing, among other areas. He also advises small businesses, with an emphasis on medical professionals, in their asset acquisitions and sales, corporate formations, corporate governance, commercial matters and succession planning. Graig also provides estate planning services to his clients, including will and trust preparation.

Graig received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, N.Y. He received a bachelor’s degree from Siena College, majoring in political science.

Graig resides in Mechanicville with his wife, Kendra, their two kids, Gemma and Merrick, and their English bulldog, Mookie. Outside of the office, Graig enjoys running, golfing and rooting for the Siena Saints and Buffalo Bills. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Siena College Pre-Law Mentoring Program and is a past coach of the Mechanicville Assumption/St. Paul CYO basketball team.

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  • “Accommodated my schedule” – B.R.

    Graig Zappia came highly recommended to me from a professional source that I respect and trust.  When I initially contacted Tully Rinckey to inquire about arranging a first-time appointment to redraft my will and update several other legal documents, I was treated with courtesy and …

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  • 1st Annual NYSDA – New Dentist Conference

    Graig Zappia, Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, was one of the speakers at the recent New Dentist Conference held by NYSDA at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan on June 8th.  This marks the first time NYSDA has held a conference …

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