About Poricanin Law

Poricanin Law was founded to provide excellent, timely, and focused consulting and legal services for clients in niche industries. The attorneys and consultants at Poricanin firmly believe that efficient and effective legal counsel can only be provided by subject matter experts who regularly practice in their clients’ industry. Poricanin focuses on servicing clients on legal and business matters in industries where it has deep experience and knowledge, ensuring that clients are able to advance their specific and unique business and legal goals, always and in all ways.

Ms. Emina Poricanin’s Profile

Ms. Poricanin has been practicing exclusively in the areas of healthcare and employment laws for more than a decade.  In addition to leading a busy law practice and a team of attorneys and consultants, Ms. Poricanin is the author of The Employment Law Manual for New York Employers, a host of the weekly Home Care Forum podcast, a frequent speaker at Statewide conferences on healthcare and employment law issues, and the founder of Forework LLC, an employment technologies company.  Ms. Poricanin has two children and resides in the Capital Region with her husband.  She is a proud “swim mom.”

Emina Poricanin, Business Litigation Attorney New York


Emina counsels healthcare entities with respect to all legal matters, from formation to dissolution, through bet-the-company litigation, and with day-to-day business challenges and legislative advocacy. For entrepreneurs or newcomers into the healthcare space, Emina serves as a legal and business advisor, assisting companies in identifying fertile markets and opportunities, obtaining licensure from federal or State government authorities, and navigating the regulatory establishment process. With respect to existing and operational healthcare entities, Emina serves as the chief legal counsel for such clients, providing counsel concerning daily operational challenges, litigation and government audits, human resources and personnel issues, corporate governance and regulatory compliance requirements, government advocacy, contract drafting and negotiations, dispute resolution, immigration, and any other legal matter that may arise.

Emina has served as the general counsel for the New York Association of Health Care Providers (“HCP”), one of New York’s premier home health care advocacy associations.

Emina was also one of the leading attorneys in the litigation challenging New York courts’ decisions regarding compensation for aides working on 24-hour shifts. The legal issue was resolved successfully, in favor of home care providers, after several years of contentious litigation.


Prior to founding her law firm, Emina was an equity partner in the Labor and Employment division of a 200-year old AmLaw200 international law firm. In that role, Emina focused her legal practice on advising business owners, board members, human resources professionals, and other executives concerning all aspects of federal and State labor and employment laws. Emina provided counsel regarding compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New York Paid Family Leave Law, New York City Safe and Sick Leave Law, New York Human Rights Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, federal and state wage and hour laws, worker misclassification, discrimination laws, workplace policies and handbooks, payment practices, discipline and discharge, union avoidance, unemployment insurance and disputes, and workers’ compensation. Emina also represented employers in proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, federal and state Departments of Labor, and in federal and state courts.

Emina is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a designation awarded to human resources professionals who have demonstrated mastery of technical and operational aspects of human resources management.


Emina provides public and private, primary and secondary educational institutions with general counsel services, including compliance with labor and employment laws, employee grievance and arbitrations, litigation defense and support, Board governance (including, for publicly funded schools, compliance with Freedom of Information Law requests and Open Meetings Law,), student privacy rights, academic affairs, contract management, student and residential life, disability accommodations and resolution of special education disputes, student athletics and NCAA compliance, and institutional advancement.


Emina has years of experience representing businesses in commercial and employment disputes, class action wage and hour litigation in federal and state court, grievance arbitrations, audits before the New York Attorney General, Office of Medicaid Inspector General and the Labor Bureau, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Medicaid Inspector General, New York Department of Health, New York and United States Departments of Labor, New York and New York City Division of Human Rights, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Prior to entering private practice, Emina was a court attorney for the New York Appellate Division, Fourth Department. In that role, Emina’s primary responsibility was reviewing and analyzing cases that were on appeal from trial courts and providing recommendations on dispositions of those appeals.


Emina graduated from Syracuse University, Utica College, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Emina then worked as a vocational counselor for a large human services agency in New York, in a Medicaid-funded program, assisting adults with disabilities with respect to vocational planning and required plans of care.

Emina graduated magna cum laude from State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law. While in law school, Emina was on the health law committee, a law journal, and moot court. During her last year of law school, Emina worked for the legal department of a large multi-State fuel company, assisting attorneys in the legal department with various compliance and risk mitigation matters.


  • Women Presidents Organization
  • Home Care Association of America
  • New York Health Care Providers Association
  • New York Home Care Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Society of Human Resources Professionals
  • New York State Society of CPAs
  • Capital Region, Chamber of Commerce
  • New York Hospitality and Restaurant Association
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Delmar Dolfins Swim Team, Board Member


  • Super Lawyer, in Labor and Employment, Thompson Reuters Annual Attorney Awards
  • Home Health Care News, Rising Leaders” recognition
  • New York Health Care Providers’ Business Associate Member of the Year
  • Top Lawyer in the New York Area 2023 by Peer Review


  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Serbo-Croatian


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Mary Jane (MJ) Morley


Ms. Morley is a skilled and passionate associate attorney at Poricanin Law.  Prior to joining Poricanin Law, Ms. Morley handled complex commercial and employment matters in state and federal courts across New York, and strategically advised clients in niche industries.  MJ is a proud member of the Poricanin Law team, where she continues to uphold the firm’s commitment to excellence, integrity, and client service.

MJ has two children and resides in the Buffalo region with her husband.  When MJ is not advocating for clients, she can be found sharing her passion for ice hockey as a coach at various rinks across Western New York or famously walking her two dogs, no matter the weather.  In the summer months, she is a steadfast presence on the little league sidelines, offering cheers of support for her children.


MJ began her career at a large regional law firm in the litigation group. She represented clients in state and federal courts across New York, regarding a variety of contract, financial services and business-related disputes.  Additionally, MJ focused on data privacy, cybersecurity, and breach response.

MJ has substantial experience guiding organizations of all sizes on a wide range of employment-related issues, including recruitment, hiring, termination policies, and updating employment-related agreements. She has also conducted internal investigations and provided guidance on proper investigation strategies and procedures.   MJ has also represented employers in proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, federal and state Departments of Labor, and in federal and state courts.

MJ has also represented employers in various employment-related disputes, such as discrimination claims, non-compete claims, trade secret claims, and breach of contract claims.


MJ graduated from Clarkson University with a bachelor’s degree in history, and minors in English and Business.  In her senior year, MJ received the Jerome D. Barnum Award for excellence in written communications.  MJ then worked for a real estate development company, handling high end residential real estate leasing.

MJ graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University.  MJ was awarded numerous accolades during her time at Albany Law School, including the Edward M. Cameron Jr. ’21 Memorial Prize, Selma Mintz Memorial Prize, and the David Siegel Scholarship.  MJ also served as a Dean Thomas Sponsler Fellow for Federal Civil Procedure.

While in law school, MJ served as the Student Trustee for the Albany Law School Board of Trustees, Executive Editor for the Albany Law Review, Treasurer for the Parents and Law Students Club, Admissions Ambassador, and was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus.

Throughout law school, MJ participated in various externships and internships. This included one with a prominent health law firm, one that assisted startup entities with transactional matters, including compliance, entity formation, employment issues, governance, contracts, leases, and tax-related matters, and one with a land bank, where she created real estate contracts and coordinated final sales.  Additionally, MJ was a teaching assistant for Criminal Law and Constitutional Law.


  • Erie County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Committee Member, Cannabis Section
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western New York
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • English
  • French


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Sam Sadovic


Mr. Sadovic assists Poricanin in all legal matters, working closely with the attorneys on all drafting, filing, editing, court scheduling and coordination matters.

Charlotte Rehfuss

Charlotte Rehfuss


Charlotte began her legal career at a commercial litigation law firm in Manhattan and then served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe in the Northern District of New York. She then transitioned into a corporate law practice at a New York-based international law firm, where she focused primarily on commercial lending and capital markets transactions. 

Charlotte is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross, Albany Law School of Union University (Magna Cum Laude) and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. While in law school, Charlotte served as the Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary on the Albany Law Review as well as Chair on the Executive Moot Court Board.

Binyamin Zev Teitelbaum


B. Zev Teitelbaum earned a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 2019, where he served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Corporate and Financial Law. Zev was also a member of the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic, the Information Law Society, and the Sports Law Society. 

Zev has represented individuals and companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, insurance, and real estate in all phases of complex commercial litigation, commercial transactions, and alternative dispute resolution. In connection with these actions, Zev has prepared various court documents, handled discovery demands, drafted and reviewed contracts, and negotiated settlements. Zev is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.