Standing Up for You and Your Rights
Long & Paulo-Lee, PLLC is your one-stop shop for practical business and legal solutions. We assist both small and medium sized businesses with a variety of legal situations ranging from setting up the corporate structure to dissolution, and everything in between.
When it comes to business and corporate law, we're your partners in making the best decisions for your business. Protect your investment by choosing a dynamic and reliable team that has a wealth of experience in Civil and Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Labor and Employment Law, Estates, Real Estate, Mediation, and other General practice matters. Very few other firms can offer the wide range of corporate experience Long & Paulo-Lee, PLLC does.
Having a legal issue may sometimes be an unpleasant experience. It may mean that you have been hurt, injured or wronged in some way. Long & Paulo-Lee, PLLC understands how you may be feeling, and we are here to protect your rights and to fight in your corner. You don’t have to suffer in silence if the law is on your side.
Long & Paulo-Lee, PLLC will provide you with an initial consultation to see if and how we can serve your interests. Legal cases (and even just the language) can be complicated and intimidating. We will guide you through every step of your case, keeping you right up to date, making sure you understand exactly what is going on, and advising you on every decision that needs to be made.
Long & Paulo-Lee, PLLC keeps you involved and at the very center of our attention. We are here to serve you and we are proud to have been protecting the rights of the people of New York State since 2008. Call today and schedule a free 30-minute consultation.
MEET OUR TEAM OF ATTORNEYS
Get to Know Us
STEVEN K. LONG, ESQ.
Steve is originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area before settling into the Williamsville area (Erie County, New York State).
Steve is formerly a Partner of the law firm Lippes, Mathias, Wexler, Friedman LLP, one of the area’s premier law firms, and General Counsel to Mark IV Industries, Inc.
At Mark IV, Steve organized and ran the legal department of the multibillion dollar holding and manufacturing company. Steve’s work in corporate entities, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions and labor and employment make him one of the area’s most valuable attorney in those fields of law.
OLIVIA T. PAULO-LEE, ESQ.
Olivia is a lifelong Buffalo resident and graduate of Clarence High School and Canisius College. During her time at Canisius College, Olivia was a four-year competitor in college-level mock trial competitions.
At SUNY Buffalo School of Law, Olivia continued to compete in Trial Team competitions to complete her love of the courtroom experience. In addition, Olivia participated in the Regional Mediation Competition where she took 1st Place with her partner. Olivia moved on to compete at Nationals in San Francisco, CA.
Now admitted to practice law in New York State, Olivia’s areas of practice will focus on mediation of various types of matters, Estate Planning, other estate & elder law matters, commercial and civil litigation, business and corporate law, real estate, matrimonial, probate, and labor and employment disputes.
Olivia enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering her time as an Advocacy Institute Volunteer Instructor at SUNY Buffalo School of Law where she helps coach law students participating on a trial team, and students preparing for various Mediation Competitions, including the Regional ABA Competition and the International Competition in Vienna, Austria.
Olivia was formerly a Law Clerk and Paralegal at Grashow Long (Now known as Long & Paulo-Lee, PLLC). She has been exposed to every area the firm has practiced in, ranging from civil, commercial, real estate, estate planning, matrimonial, familial, and corporate matters, etc. Her experience is invaluable to the firm as it seeks to expand its practice.
BENJAMIN E. MANNION, ESQ.
Ben is originally from the Arcade, NY area and graduated from Pioneer Central High School and SUNY Buffalo. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo in 2006, he served as a Field Artillery officer in the U.S. Army, which included a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. After leaving active-duty service in 2015, Ben attended law and graduate school at the University of Iowa, where he served as an editor of the Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems journal. His student note discussing naturalized citizenship for American Samoans was published by the Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems journal in 2018.
Prior to joining Long and Paulo-Lee, PLLC, Ben worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York, where he prosecuted misdemeanor matters and worked on criminal appeals. He has significant experience making court appearances, negotiating dispositions, managing discovery, and preparing cases for trial. During law school, he interned with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review in San Antonio, Texas.
Ben’s areas of practice will focus on various types of matters that the Firm engages, including, but not limited to, Commercial and Civil litigation, Business and Corporate law, Estate Planning, other estate & elder law matters, real estate, probate, and labor and employment disputes.
On a personal level, Ben is a devoted sports fan, an enthusiastic cook, and enjoys the outdoors.
MICHAEL A. BOLAS, ESQ., CPA
Mike is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Bonaventure University (1976). He earned his law degree from the University of Dayton (1979) and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver (1980).
As a CPA, Mike began his career at Price Waterhouse and was affiliated with the firm of Campbell & Bolas for more than 27 years. He presently serves as General Counsel for the Erie County Agricultural Society.
He is a past director of the American Institute of CPAs Board of Examiners and presently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Mercy Flight of WNY.
Mike focuses his practice on general business law, business sales and acquisitions, estate planning and elder law.