Graig F. Zappia Of Counsel

Graig's Practice Areas

Graig contributes to the versatility of O’Connell and Aronowitz’s legal services for Capital Region residents. He was brought in as an integral part the firm’s Business Law & Transactions practice group. He represents small businesses in asset acquisitions and sales, corporate formations, and advises clients in commercial litigation matters.  He also represents private real estate clients, developers, banks and other institutional lenders in their real estate transactions.  Graig’s understanding of the loan process from all angles enables the firm to advise business clients throughout the closing process while providing representation across a range of real estate legal matters including contract negotiation, lease disputes, and adverse possession matters.

Graig also practices civil litigation and employment law, representing employers and employees in employment discrimination, FLSA, FMLA and labor law matters. Additionally, Graig provides estate planning services for his clients, including will and trust preparation.

Prior to joining O’Connell and Aronowitz, Graig was Partner with a regional law firm and was previously founder of his own solo practice and its in-house title company.  His general practice law firm focused on real estate, small business and civil litigation. Before starting his own firm, Graig served as an associate attorney at Upstate New York law firms in Rochester, Clifton Park, and Latham.

Graig has been admitted to practice in all New York State courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts.  He is a current member of the New York State Bar Association.

Graig received his juris doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York. While attending Albany Law, he served as an appellate advocacy team member, appellate coach and executive board member of the school’s Moot Court Program, in addition to serving as an article editor for the school’s Environmental Outlook Law Journal. He received a bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Political Science.

Graig's Locations

Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • New York State

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
Member
2002-Present

Awards

Order of the Barrister
Albany Law School of Union University
2002



Locations

The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our five office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.

Albany

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670



New York City

111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

tel: 212.706.6041
fax: 518.462.2670



Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441