Mario D. Cometti

Mario D. Cometti

Partner

(518) 640-1263

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Practice Areas
  • Family & Matrimonial Law
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Law
Practice Locations
  • Albany, NY

A seasoned litigator, Mario has a diverse background and a long track record of successfully representing individuals and businesses throughout New York State and around the country. As a Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, his practice focuses on litigation. This includes civil and commercial litigation; representing businesses of all sizes in a wide range of issues, including contract disputes, contract negotiations, dispute resolution and advising companies on best business legal practices.

Mario also represents health care systems and provider groups as a consultant in the ever-changing field of health care law and, when necessary, in litigation against insurers and payors for various types cases such as contract disputes, unfounded disclaimers or underpayments and the recovery of fees. Additionally, Mario has years of experience in personal injury lawsuits, both as a defense and plaintiff counsel and has practiced statewide and in Connecticut, trying and litigation divorces and other matrimonial-related matters.

Mario is well known throughout New York State for his support and assistance with various community action activities and initiatives, particularly in the veteran community. Mario is Chair of the Alliance Board (consisting of leaders in the business, institutional education and not-for profit fields) and creator of VETCON, which holds the Northeast’s only veteran-specific annual conference. VETCON has morphed into a national project that assists veteran-owned businesses and helps secure employment opportunities for veterans. Further, he is on the board of the Center for Economic Growth’s Veteran Connect Center Committee, which assists veterans and their families connect to career, educational, and community resources. He also assists on an annual basis in the organization of Albany Law School’s Veteran Pro Bono Law Day. Mario also is Chair of the Center for Advancement & Understanding of Social Enterprises (CAUSE), with the University of Albany School of Business. CAUSE promotes social entrepreneurship at the university and in the region by building on School of Business strengths in research, teaching and service, and by applying business expertise to benefit business, government and the nonprofit sector. Mario is also involved in the startup business community, always looking to help new entrepreneurial ventures with legal guidance.

Representative Matters:

  • Alessandrini v. Weyerhauser Co., 207 A.D.2d 996, 997, 617 N.Y.S.2d 101, 102 (1994)
  • Lenox Hill Hosp. v. Am. Int’l Grp., Inc., 31 Misc. 3d 1243(A), 932 N.Y.S.2d 761 (Sup. Ct. 2011)
  • Velaire v. City of Schenectady, 235 A.D.2d 647, 649, 651 N.Y.S.2d 735, 738 (1997)
  • Songbyrd, Inc. v. Estate of Grossman, 23 F. Supp. 2d 219, 223 (N.D.N.Y. 1998), aff’d, 206 F.3d 172 (2d Cir. 2000)
  • Encompass Advisors, Ltd. v. Unapen, Inc., No. 3:09CV1949 DFM, 2014 WL 2048578, at *3 (D. Conn. May 19, 2014)
  • Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Sys., Inc. v. MultiPlan, Inc., No. CV 12-1633 ADS AKT, 2012 WL 9391428, at *13 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 8, 2012)

Articles and Publications:

  • Strategies for Family Law in New York, 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Changing Family Law Trends, Developing Effective Strategies, and Building Client Relationships (Inside the Minds) Thomson Reuters (April 1, 2015)
  • Ethical considerations in communicating with non-parties CLE presentation 2017
  • Mediation and Arbitration: Insight From Neutrals, Advocates CLE NYS Bar Association 2016
  • How to Prepare for Complex Litigation Discovery CLE Presentation 2016
  • Finding Hidden Assets in a Matrimonial Case CLE Presentation 2016

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Louisiana
  • Connecticut

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut,
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • JD: Tulane Law School
  • BS: Fordham University

Accreditations / Awards

  • 2016 Albany Ambassador: Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • 2016 Attorney of the year: Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2013 Super Lawyers

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