Elizabeth A. Marcuccio

Professor of Business Law

Phone: (518) 782‑6589
Email: emarcuccio@siena.edu

Elizabeth A. Marcuccio

Degrees:

J.D. Law Albany Law School
B.S. Accounting Rochester Institute of Technology
A.A.S. Accounting Mohawk Valley Community College

Bio:

Elizabeth A. Marcuccio is a Professor of Business Law at Siena College and teaches classes in Business Law, Estate Planning and Accounting. In addition she is of counsel to the law firm of Rodriguez & Associates, PLLC, in Saratoga Springs. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Business Law and Estate Planning. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (BS) and Albany Law School (JD). She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

What I love about Siena:

What I love most about Siena College are the students. I fully enjoy engaging my students in the classroom and acting as an academic advisor. I cherish the ongoing professional relationships that I have established with former students and advisees. I am thankful to be teaching at Siena, a college that is student-centered and that places a great deal of importance on teaching.

My Favorite courses to teach are:

My favorite courses to teach are Business Law (BLAW200) and Estate Planning (MACC590). As an attorney who is also a certified public accountant, my law practice focuses primarily on business transactions and estate planning. I believe that my extensive professional background brings valuable experience to the classroom. I am able to enhance my lectures with real and current examples. This not only makes the material more interesting to students, but they can see how the course material is applicable to situations that arise every day in the business world.

Professional Experience:

Professor of Business Law Siena College 2017 - Now
Attorney (Consultant) Rodriguez & Associates 2012 - Now
Associate Professor of Business Law Siena College 2010 - 2017
Assistant Professor of Business Law Siena College 2004 - 2010
Attorney (Consultant) King, Adang & Arpey 2004 - 2012
Adjunct Faculty in Accounting University at Albany, SUNY 2003 - 2003
Adjunct Faculty in Business Ethics Adirondack Community College 2002 - 2004
Adjunct Faculty in Business Law Adirondack Community College 1999 - 1999
Attorney (Partner) King, Adang, Arpey & Marcuccio 1990 - 2004
Adjunct Faculty in Business Law Adirondack Community College 1989 - 1994
Controller Saratoga Hospital 1985 - 1987
Tax Specialist Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. 1984 - 1985
Auditor Ernst & Whinney 1982 - 1984

Office Hours:

MON: 09:15 AM-10:15 AM,01:30 PM-03:00 PM
TUE:
WED: 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
THU:
FRI: 09:15 AM-10:15 AM

My teaching philosophy:

I believe that if students are held to high standards and are provided with the appropriate support, they will succeed. Education occurs through learning. Therefore, I strive to make education learner-centered. This involves creating educational opportunities that consider the learners’ needs first and crafting experiences that are flexible and focused on student success. Learning is a creative act, unique to each individual. I make every effort to recognize my students’ learning styles and make conscious use of each available setting for learning. Direct experiences shape individual understanding. Therefore active student engagement is necessary for peak learning to occur.

In responding to the educational and community needs in the competitive environment of the twenty-first century, an educator’s knowledge of course material continues to be essential. However I believe it is equally important that I weave lessons about teamwork, problem solving, communications, ethics and responsibility into my classes and interactions with my students. If this is successfully done, I walk away knowing that I have made an impact on students’ lives.


Caught in the Transition: A Cautionary Tale for Same Sex Couples
North East Journal Of Legal Studies
2018
Practicing Law in a Global Society
Franklin Business & Law Journal, vol. 2017
March, 2017
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Moral, Ethical and Legal Considerations
International Journal of Arts and Sciences, vol. 08
December, 2015
Advanced Directives Containing Pregnancy Exclusions: Are They Constitutional
North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 34
Fall, 2015
The Evolution of the Surviving Spouse Under the Estates Powers and Trusts Law
North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 31
Spring, 2014
Ethical Intervention during the College Years: Increasing the Moral Awareness of Future Business Leaders
Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, vol. 2
Fall, 2011
Hazing on College Campuses: Who is Liable?
North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 26
Fall, 2011
The CPA Exam Content Specifications: Missed Opportunity to Incorporate Academic Advice and Guidance for Candidates
The CPA Journal, vol. LXXX
April, 2010
The Impact of the Elimination of the Estate Tax
Franklin Business & Law Journal, vol. 2010
2010
Possession, Perfection and Priority in a Fraudulent Environment
North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 21
Spring, 2009
Power of Attorney - Power to Abuse? The Need for Reform
North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 19
Spring, 2008
The Conflicting Rights of Creditors and Beneficiaries in a Decedent's Estate: An Examination of the Laws of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
North East Journal Of Legal Studies, vol. 17
Spring, 2007
Creditors' Claims-Do They Die With the Debtor?
New York State Bar Journal, vol. 78
February, 2006
Licensed to practice law in New York State
New York, 1991
CPA
New York, 1985
Uncertainty Remains after Obergefell v. Hodges
2017
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Cooperstown, New York
Removing Barriers to the Interstate Practice of Law
April, 2016
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Manchester, Vermont
The Value of Human Life
June, 2015
International Conference for Academic Disciplines, Florence, Italy
Estate Planning and Advance Directives: The Duty to Inform Clients of the Pregnancy Exclusion
April, 2014
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Lenox, Massachusetts
Qualifying as Surviving Spouse Under the Estates Powers and Trusts Law: Exploring the Need for Change.
April, 2013
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Westbrook, Connecticut
The College Experience: Its Impact on Ethical Development
2011
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts
Hazing and the Law
May, 2010
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Ithaca, New York
The Right to Privacy?
2009
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, North Adams, Massachusetts
A Trap: What Qualifies as a Negotiable Instrument?
May, 2008
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Cooperstown, New York
2011: The Estate Tax
2008
Academy of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, New Orleans, Louisiana
Power of Attorney-Power to Abuse?
April, 2007
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Galloway, New Jersey
The Conflicting Rights of Creditors and Beneficiaries in a Decedents' Estate
April, 2006
North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts