Since he left active duty military service as a JAG officer in 1979 and came to Rochester, Don has provide attentive legal services as a business lawyer and as a litigator. His professional work has earned the highest ranking (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell,*the leading national rating organization for the legal ability and ethical conduct.… Read more
Since he left active duty military service as a JAG officer in 1979 and came to Rochester, Don has provide attentive legal services as a business lawyer and as a litigator. His professional work has earned the highest ranking (“AV”) from Martindale-Hubbell,*the leading national rating organization for the legal ability and ethical conduct.
For start-up businesses, Don forms business entities, such as corporations and LLC’s and prepares agreements among business owners. For existing businesses, Don drafts, analyzes and negotiats a wide variety of agreements, such as:
Employment and independent contractor agreements
Noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements
Consulting and sales agreements
Buy-Sell agreements (i.e., asset or stock sales)
As outside counsel to businesses, he provides advice on day-to-day issues and works with clients to prevent small issues from becoming significant problems.
Don reviews a wide variety of agreements for individuals. He handles business, disputes, breach of contract claims and other commercial claims for his business clients. Don also represents individuals who have claims for personal injuries or who need a trial lawyer to protect their rights.
As well, Don prepare wills and represents investors who lost money in the stock market because of broker negligence or misconduct.
Monroe County bar Association
Recipient: 2001 President’s Award
Chair: Fee Arbitration Committee (1994-1997)
Public Education Committee (2000-2002)
Member: Ethics Committee (1990-1991, 1997-2000 and 2003 to present)
Professional Performance Committee (1991-1992)
Fee Arbitration Committee (1992-1994)
Courts & Judiciary Committees (1997-2000)
Board of Directors, Center for Education (2001-2002)
Board of Trustees (2002-2004)
New York State and Florida Bar Associations
American Bar AssociationRead less
Admitted in 1977, Florida
1980, New York
Fixed hourly rates
Fixed fees available
Class of 1976
United States Military Academy
Class of 1971
Born in 1949
Buffalo, New York, July 9, 1949
You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.