Jacob F. Lamme’s practice spans a wide range of litigation and corporate 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, as well as not-for-profit entities, in a variety of contract, real property, and labor and employment matters. He has experience representing businesses, governmental entities, and individual clients in both state and federal courts. Jake represents companies and their management in administrative forums such as the New York State Department of Labor (Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board) and the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Jake also represents individuals and businesses in personal injury matters (motor vehicle accidents and premises liability), products liability, and labor law actions.
Having developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, Jake understands business and effectively counsels his clients in a manner that always values their business needs and goals. Whether engaging in a simple phone call or preparing for the most significant of proceedings, Jake approaches his work with the same mindset and goal of providing value to his clients.
Jake delivers results to his clients by combining his legal skills and intellect with hard work, strong character, and respect of others and the law. He surrounds himself with a motivated team of professionals focused on providing value and outstanding results to his clients, now and in the future.
- Certified as competent class action counsel representing a class of individuals affected by a data breach
- 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
- Advising commercial developers in land use and zoning matters
- ALFA International Business Litigation Practice Group; Corporate Transactions Working Group
- New York State Bar Association
- Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
- Best Lawyers in America (2023-Present)
- SuperLawyers (2020-present)
- SuperLawyers “Rising Star” (2015-19)
- J.D., Albany Law School, cum laude (2005)
- B.A., University at Albany, cum laude (2002)
- New York State (2006)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Advocacy and Involvement
Community & Civic
- Guilderland Library Foundation, past-President
- Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2016
- Guilderland Girls Softball League, board member and travel manager
- Your Business & The Family and Medical Leave Act, Compass: Schenectady County Chamber Monthly Newsletter, 2013
- Getting to the Courthouse: A Primer On Real Property Tax Assessment Challenges, New York State Bar Association’s “Electronically In Touch” Newsletter, 2011
- The Twelve Year Rain Delay: Why a Change in Leadership Will Benefit the Game of Baseball, Albany Law Review, 2004
- The Not-So-Uniform Athlete Agents Act: Why Current Registration Efforts Fail to Deter Unscrupulous Conduct, New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, 2004
- Think Ethically: A Practical Inquiry Into Contemporary Legal Ethics and Beyond, various blog entries