Guy Krogh Thaler & ThalerGUY K. KROGH – Guy K. Krogh was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was admitted to the New York State bar in 1990. Mr. Krogh attended Kenyon College and Syracuse University, having received his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law and graduating in the top 10% of his class cum laude. At law school he was the Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and the author of “The Satellite Competition Debate: An Analysis of FCC Policy and an Argument in Support of Open Competition,” 40 Syracuse Law Review 867 (1989), for which he received the Robert M. Anderson Publication Award. Mr. Krogh is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Tompkins County Bar Association, as well as the New York State Bar Association Sections/Committees on Intellectual Property, Municipal Law and Business Law. Mr. Krogh’s practice is concentrated in corporate and commercial transactions, municipal and governmental law and defense, and intellectual property and internet law. Mr. Krogh is admitted to practice law throughout the State of New York and in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Mr. Krogh currently serves as attorney for the Town of Caroline, the Town of Danby, the Town of Enfield, the Town of Ithaca, and the Town of Lansing in Tompkins County, while also occasionally serving as special counsel to the Town of Newfield. Mr. Krogh is also the attorney for the Town of Genoa and the Town of Summerhill in Cayuga County, and has served as special litigation counsel to the Town of Cortlandville in Cortland County, and as a special and benefit district advisor to many towns in many counties. Mr. Krogh also serves as counsel and special counsel to several intergovernmental agencies and intermunicipal consortiums, including the Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission and the Tompkins County Council of Governments. Mr. Krogh is also outside counsel for several local and national corporate and not-for-profit corporate clients, handling commercial and corporate acquisition and tax issues under New York and international compacts, including having handles overseas non-profit fundraising matters, overseas personnel issues in Mexico, Canada and France, trademarks issues and registrations in China, to products liability cases and issues under the EU Directives in Germany and France.

Mr. Krogh is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. (and served on such Board for 18 years), the past President of the Tompkins County Bar Association, Inc., and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Community Arts Partnership, Inc. Mr. Krogh has been seated on many Boards over the past 25 years and has represented, as counsel or special counsel, dozens of local, regional, and national non-profit entities. Mr. Krogh also served for years as a NYSBA High School Mock Trial coach for the Lehman Alternative School and successfully helped coach the 2012 team to the New York State finals.

Mr. Krogh is a frequent public, private, and CLE speaker upon topics pertaining to corporations and municipal law, and municipal engagements include presentations upon the legal limits and structure of Road Use Laws and Agreements, Moratoria and Home Rule Law, and presentations upon recent changes in Telecommunications Law for municipalities for the New York Association of Towns and the New York Conference of Mayors at the 2013 Zoning and Planning Summer School training sessions in Syracuse and Bath, New York.  Other topics of presentations have been presented upon corporate start-ups, copyright law for illustrators, the anatomy of an oil and gas lease and tricks and traps, fracing and anti-fracing law and issues (sometimes spelled “fracking,” or called “HVHF”), internet law and the DMCA, creating balance and power in corporate by-laws and LLC agreements, together with a host of related topics over the past 25 years.

Mr. Krogh regularly advises municipal groups and New York State Legislators upon the impact of municipal issues and New York State Legislative Bills, and in 2011-2012 taught the CPCU Certification course on Business Law at the Tompkins-Cortland Community College. Mr. Krogh also serves as an appointed special prosecutor for District Attorney’s Offices in three counties (Tompkins, Cayuga, and Seneca Counties), focusing principally upon administrative law, code enforcement, animal law, and other municipally-based issues and offenses.


Tomas Kramer Thaler & ThalerTHOMAS D. CRAMER – Thomas D. Cramer received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1987.  Mr. Cramer was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1987.  He is admitted in the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Tompkins County Bar Association.  Mr. Cramer’s practice concentrates on all aspects of matrimonial and family law, from divorces to complex custody cases, as well as civil and commercial litigation, including personal injury and medical malpractice claims.

 


Katrina Medeiros Thaler & ThalerKATRINA THALER MEDEIROS – Katrina Thaler Medeiros received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and received her law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1999.  While at law school, Mrs. Thaler Medeiros was a CIVITAS ChildLaw Fellow and the Editor-In-Chief of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal.  She was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York in January, 2000, and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in December, 1999. Mrs. Thaler Medeiros is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. From 2000-2001, Mrs. Thaler-Medeiros was the Chief Law Clerk of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. After leaving the Juvenile Court, Mrs. Thaler Medeiros practiced with the law firm of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P. C., in Foxboro, Massachusetts, in the areas of domestic relations, estate administration and litigation, child law, contracts, general litigation, and real estate.  Mrs. Thaler Medeiros relocated to Ithaca, New York, in January of 2004.

Prior to attending law school, from 1994 to 1996, Mrs. Thaler Medeiros was the Human Services Legislative Coordinator for U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords of Vermont, and also worked for the US Senate Budget Committee in Washington D.C. Mrs. Thaler Medeiros is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Tompkins County Bar Association (where she presently serves on the Board of Directors), and she serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Concerned for Children, Inc. Mrs. Thaler Medeiros’ practice concentrates in residential and commercial real estate, corporate and commercial law, and family and juvenile law.


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS

Michael Porciello Thaler & ThalerMICHAEL P. PORCIELLO – Michael Porciello was born in Rockville Centre, New York, and was admitted to the New York State Bar in March, 2008.  Mr. Porciello received his undergraduate degree, cum laude from New York University, and his law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2007. At law school, Mr. Porciello served as President of the American Constitution Society and participated in the public defender program. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Tompkins County Bar Association and is the past Tompkins County Coordinator for the New York State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Program. Mr. Porciello concentrates upon civil litigation, residential and commercial real estate, and estate and trust law.


OF COUNSEL

Richard Thaler Thaler & ThalerRICHARD B. THALER – A native of Ithaca, New York, Richard B. Thaler is a Cornell University graduate, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1953 and his law degree in 1956.  Mr. Thaler was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia in 1957, in New York State in 1958, and to the United States Tax Court in the same year.  He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Court of Military Appeals, and the Northern and Western Districts of New York. Mr. Thaler is a former Assistant Judge Advocate (United States Air Force, 1956-1958), and was stationed in Washington, D.C. Mr. Thaler was an adjunct Professor of Military Justice and the Law of Innkeeping at Cornell University. From 1961 through 1962, Mr. Thaler was the Tompkins County Assistant District Attorney, as well as City Prosecutor of the City of Ithaca. He was also the District Attorney for Tompkins County from 1963 through 1968. Previously, Mr. Thaler served as the President of the Tompkins County Bar Association and is presently a member of the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Tompkins County Bar Association. Mr. Thaler has served as outside counsel to several national and international corporate clients, and his practice concentrates in real estate law and development and trusts and estates law.