GUY 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 handled overseas non-profit fundraising matters, overseas personnel issues in Mexico, Canada and France, trademark issues and registrations in Canada, China and the EU, 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 also served recently as a Director for 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 IP, corporations. and municipal law. 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 presentation have covered corporate start-ups, copyright law for illustrators, the anatomy of an oil and gas lease, fracing and anti-fracing law and issues in New York (sometimes spelled “fracking,” or called “HVHF”), internet law and the DMCA, creating balance and power in corporate by-laws and LLC agreements, the scope and limits of land use review powers and conditions, recent updates in SEQRA, rules for BZA variance reviews and the vexatious “self-created hardship” standard, and regulating solar and wind power, all together with a host of related topics over the past 25 years. Mr. Krogh also regularly advises municipal groups and New York State Legislators upon the impact of municipal issues and New York State Legislative Bills, and has 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 two counties (Tompkins and Cayuga Counties), focusing principally upon administrative law, zoning and code enforcement, animal law, and other municipally-based issues and offenses.
THOMAS D. CRAMER – Thomas D. Cramer received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, and he has been admitted to the New York State Bar for 30 years. Mr. Cramer is a trial attorney, whose practice concentrates on contested and uncontested divorce actions, post-divorce enforcement applications, child custody proceedings, negotiation of separation agreements, and civil and commercial litigation, including personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Mr. Cramer is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, and he is admitted to the Idaho State Bar.
KATRINA 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, Ms. 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. Ms. Medeiros is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. From 2000-2001, Ms. Medeiros was the Chief Law Clerk of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. After leaving the Juvenile Court, Ms. 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. Ms. Medeiros relocated to Ithaca, New York, in January of 2004.
Prior to attending law school, from 1994 to 1996, Ms. 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. Ms. Medeiros is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and the Tompkins County Bar Association (where she presently serves on the Board of Directors). Ms. Medeiros’ practice concentrates in residential and commercial real estate, corporate and commercial law, and family and juvenile law.
MICHAEL P. PORCIELLO – Michael Porciello received his undergraduate degree, cum laude from New York University in 2001, 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. Prior to his legal education, Mr. Porciello worked as a tax preparer and as an editor.
Mr. Porciello is a past President of Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, and has served as a board member since 2010. He is also past Tompkins County Coordinator for the New York State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Program.
Mr. Porciello’s practice is focused on civil litigation, residential and commercial real estate, business and commercial law, and estate and trust law.