Jake counsels local, statewide, national and international businesses in a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, labor and employment disputes, real property tax assessment challenges, land use and real property litigation, and Article 78 proceedings. He also provides counsel in corporate matters and advises clients seeking to avoid litigation.

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Jacob F. Lamme

Jacob F. Lamme is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Department. His practice spans a wide range of litigation areas, including contract, labor and employment, land use and zoning, personal injury, and trusts and estates litigation. Jake also provides critical advice to clients to assist them in avoiding the cost and expense of litigation.

Jake provides both litigation and corporate counsel to local, statewide, national and international companies in a variety of contract, real property, and employment and labor matters. He has experience representing businesses, governmental entities and individual clients in both state and federal courts. Jake also represents companies and their management in administrative forums such as before the New York State Department of Labor (Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board), its Administrative Law Judges and Tribunals, and the New York State Division of Human Rights. 

Jake's notable experience includes:
  • Representing clients in business and employment-related matters, such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, and other business torts

  • Challenging commercial and residential landowners' assessments in Article 7 tax certiorari proceedings (real property tax assessment challenges)

  • Defending and prosecuting claims under the Navigation Law (gas and oil spill litigation)

  • Successfully challenging, and in some cases defending, administrative determinations of various boards, municipalities and state agencies in Article 78 proceedings

  • Counseling and defending farming operations under New York's Right to Farm laws

  • Advising commercial developers in land use and zoning matters
Jake also represents individuals and businesses in personal injury matters (motor vehicle accidents and premises liability), products liability, and labor law actions.  Click here for more information about his personal injury practice.

As a complement to his litigation practice, Jake also counsels clients outside the realm of litigation, with respect to their corporate, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estates needs.

Jake received his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri and University at Albany.  He completed his legal education at Albany Law School, where he graduated with honors, served on the Albany Law Review, and worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant.

J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University, 2005
Albany Law Review (associate editor), Justinian Society (academic excellence), Research Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant

B.A., cum laude, University at Albany, 2002

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
Professional Associations and Community Involvement

Capital Region Chamber's Leadership Tech Valley Program
Class of 2016

Capital Region Chamber's Leadership Tech Valley Program
Steering Committee (2016-2019)

Guilderland Library Foundation
Member, Board of Directors (2012 to present)

Guilderland Girls Softball League
Coach, Volunteer

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Albany County Bar Association

Sports Lawyers Association

  • Your Business & Family Medical Leave Act, Schenectady Chamber of Commerce's Compass (June 2013)
  • Getting to the Courthouse: A Primer on the Procedure of Challenging Real Property Tax Assessments, NYSBA Young Lawyers Section's Electronically In Touch, Real Property 5-2011 (May 2011)
  • The Twelve Year Rain Delay: Why a Change in Leadership Will Benefit the Game of Baseball, 68 ALB. L. REV. 155 (2004)
  • The Not-So-Uniform Athlete Agents Act: Why Current Registration Efforts Fail to Deter Unscrupulous Conduct, NYSBA ENT. ARTS & SPORTS L. J. vol 15 (Winter 2004)
  • Named a Rising Star in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Upstate New York Editions of Super Lawyers magazine for Business Litigation and Land Use/Zoning.
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