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Attorney arrested following fraud investigation

Attorney Dana F. Grillo, 57, of Camillus, Onondaga County, and Alex Bakal, 54, of Syracuse, are charged with three counts each of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. They were arrested following an investigation that began in early December ...

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Constanza remembered as a leader in the community

The city of Rochester lost one of its most prominent civic leaders when Angelo A. Costanza died Dec. 22 of stroke-related complications at the age of 85. The former Central Trust Co. president, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP partner, Costanza Enterprises ...

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Former town justice Taddonio remembered

Longtime Rochester attorney and former Irondequoit Town Justice Michael F. Taddonio had a lot of high profile clients in his (mostly) family law practice. However, it didn’t matter to him if his client was rich and famous, or someone who couldn’t come up with the retainer fee.

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A lawyer’s homecoming

Domestic relations law attorney Leonard G. Florescue knew he’d had just about enough of the frenetic pace of living and practicing in New York City a few years ago when the chairman of his firm praised the work of a recently deceased attorney who continued to work in hospice until he died.

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Attorney charged with filing false tax returns

A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against Lisa M. Yaeger, 48, of Buffalo, charging her with filing false tax returns. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Assistant ...

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Permission to paint: Exploring attorney’s artistic side

Missing 13 out of 15 colors in a test for color-blindness, Sharon Stiller admits that she may see her art a little differently than some people. “It’s probably a matter of shades of related colors, but I am very likely seeing the finished product through a different lens,” she says.

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New lawyer for man who claims Facebook stake

BUFFALO — A New York man suing Mark Zuckerberg for a stake in Facebook has changed attorneys as the multibillion-dollar social media company pushes for access to a contract and emails that form the basis of his case — documents that Zuckerberg's attorneys call fakes.

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Attorney Thompson being honored

The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will present its Gideon Champion of Justice Award to Rochester attorney Donald M. Thompson on Thursday.

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