Boylan Code Attorneys at Law Marks Milestone 50th Business Anniversary


[Rochester, NY, April 1, 2024] – Boylan Code Attorneys at Law, a leading full-service legal firm renowned for its unwavering commitment to excellence and client satisfaction, is thrilled to announce the celebration of its 50th business anniversary.

On April 1, 1974, six young lawyers left Wiser, Shaw, Freeman, Van Graafeiland, Harter & Secrest to form their own partnership at 100 Ebeneezer Watts Bldg. on Fitzhugh St. in Rochester. They opened their new offices under the name Beyma, Brown, Code, Lumsden, Randall & Wilson (Michael J. Beyma, Robert E. Brown, Ralph J. Code III, Dennis J. Lumsden, Robert G. Randall, and John M. Wilson II).

For half a century, the firm has grown, earning a stellar reputation for its exceptional legal services and dedication to serving the community. The firm, now known as Boylan Code LLP, has been at the forefront of providing innovative legal solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of its clients. From individuals seeking expert counsel to businesses navigating complex legal landscapes, Boylan Code has remained a trusted partner, offering comprehensive legal support across a wide spectrum of practice areas, including Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Business & Finance, Education Law, Elder Law, Employment, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Medicaid Planning & Eligibility, Municipal, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, and Tax Law & Planning.

“As we commemorate this significant milestone, we reflect on our journey with immense pride and gratitude,” said Ralph “Buz” Code III, the only remaining Founding Partner at Boylan Code. “Over the past five decades, we have had the privilege of serving our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team, as well as the trust and confidence bestowed upon us by our clients and partners.”

“We are incredibly excited to embark on this milestone year and look forward to celebrating with our clients, colleagues, and friends who have been instrumental to our success,” added Code. “As we continue our journey into the future, we remain steadfast in our commitment to upholding the values of integrity, excellence, and service that have been the cornerstone of our firm for the past 50 years.”

[About Boylan Code Attorneys at Law] Boylan Code LLP is a full-service law firm providing sophisticated legal services to discerning small and middle-market companies, municipalities, and individuals. The firm has three locations across Western New York; its main office is conveniently located in Rochester’s Culver Road Armory. Newark and Canandaigua offices offer easy access for clients in Wayne and Ontario counties.

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