Anthony J. Kuhn is one of Tully Rinckey Kuhn PLLC’s three founding partners. As one of the firm’s founding partners and a managing partner for the original Tully Rinckey PLLC, Anthony has relied heavily on his vast leadership experience in overseeing the daily operations of multiple firm offices and staff. In his role as the Chair of nationwide Military and National Security practice groups, Anthony supervised the training, performance, and daily operations of attorneys in both practice areas across the United States. As a military leader and trainer, having served more than 24 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, Anthony brings decades of leadership, training and experience to the law firm.
As an attorney, Anthony focuses much of his time on the representation of small businesses, private employers, non-profit corporations, military personnel, federal agents and employees. Anthony’s practice areas include corporate, labor and employment, military law, national security, and veterans’ benefits. Anthony is the co-founder and co-director of the University at Buffalo School of Law Veterans Law practicum and is the adjunct professor for the law school’s first-of-its-kind asynchronistic nationwide Veterans Law course.
Anthony is currently admitted to practice law in New York State. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Federal District Court, Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Anthony is accredited through the Department of Veterans Affairs and is also admitted to practice before the Federal Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, DC.
Anthony currently serves on the Board of Directors for multiple 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporations. He has represented dozens of local businesses and currently serves as outside general counsel for many organizations across New York State, including VFW, American Legion Posts, and many SDVOBs. Anthony’s experiences as a corporate attorney and the prior owner of a contracting company have been instrumental in his ability to train, educate, and represent local businesses and business owners in matters involving management, private employment, business formations, contract review, articles of incorporation, bylaws, separation negotiations and many other business-related issues. Anthony remains actively involved with each business and makes sure he is available at all times to assist with any emergency situations. Anthony is a frequent presenter for the U.S. Small Business Administration and Boots to Business events. Anthony is the Chair of the VETCON Alliance (NYS) and the creator of the Battlefield to Boardroom networking and webinar series.
Anthony has served at all levels of the enlisted ranks, recently serving two years in a brigade-level staff sergeant major position before assuming his current role as the battalion-level S-3 NCOIC. Anthony has also served as a first sergeant and acting commander of a combat engineer drill sergeant company, a senior drill sergeant, a combat intelligence advisor to the New Iraqi Army and a battalion-level master combatives instructor. Anthony has spent more than two decades training and supervising thousands of soldiers and officers across two different countries’ armed forces. He has maintained an active security clearance for nearly the entire period.
Anthony is an experienced security clearance litigator, with notable victories published involving alleged violations of the Alcohol Consumption and Criminal Conduct guidelines and foreign preference and foreign influence guidelines. Anthony has participated in ROTC Disenrollment Boards across the country, stretching from Boston, MA to Flagstaff, AZ and has successfully litigated PEB cases across the country, including the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, Ft. Sam Houston, TX and remotely for cases in Puerto Rico involving members of the USPHS and the Commissioned Corp. He has extensive experience assisting clients in navigating matters involving security clearance suspensions and revocations, appeals to the Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military Records, UCMJ violations and non-judicial punishment, appeals for service-connection before the Department of Veterans Affairs, rebuttals to GOMORs and QMP selection notifications and requests for Special Selection Boards. Anthony has also negotiated the surrender of multiple deserters and has assisted with debt remission and waiver requests.