Just as law firms, attorneys, practices and the legal field as a whole continue to evolve, so does the annual Legal Elite that honors some of the most-respected attorneys in Western New York. On a personal note, it was nice to hear that validated by a Buffalo lawyer who is an honoree this year and a reader of the Buffalo Law Journal, Business First and Legal Elite. He likes that we "continually try to tweak the process to make it better." "I can imagine it can be very difficult," he added.
Since I became a solo practitioner and started my own law firm in 2011, I've been involved in all sorts of legal matters, not just U.S. immigration. I'm a Licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant, so I can represent a client who may have an immigration issue and needs to enter Canada. What makes me unique is having this legal authority to practice before the Canadian government.
By Michael Petro – Editor/Reporter Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First Oct 17, 2016, 9:00am EDT William Hochul Jr. has certainly put in a career’s worth of time and effort in the 30 years he spent with the Department of Justice. And for the past six years, he was U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, taking on such issues as terrorism, street gangs and organized crime, human trafficking, public health and opioid addiction.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".