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About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

As one of the largest law firms in Western New York, with highly sophisticated and specialized practice areas, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) provides a full range of legal expertise through collaboration among 43 practice areas and over 125 lawyers. Founded in 1894, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Corning, Rochester, and New York City, we are proud to represent a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, municipalities to human services organizations, universities, retail merchants, not-for-profits and more, from sole proprietorships to companies with over 50,000 employees.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, health care, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estates law, among other practice areas.

HSE enjoys an impeccable reputation among clients and colleagues as evidenced by the numerous awards and recognitions received by the firm including 36 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” top tier metropolitan practice group rankings—– more Western New York rankings than any other law firm, rankings in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Immigration, and Real Estate law, and 49 attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2021.

Practice Areas

Agriculture, Food and Dairy

Alcohol Beverage


Automobile Dealerships

Building and Construction

Closely Held Businesses and Private Companies


Design Professionals


Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Environmental, Land Use and Zoning

Financial Reorganization, Restructuring and Insolvency

Financial Services

Government Affairs

Government and Internal Investigations

Health Care Professionals

Health Systems and Hospitals

Higher Education


Insurance Coverage

Intellectual Property

Labor and Employment


Long-Term Care

Manufacturers and Distributors

Mergers and Acquisitions

Municipal Law

Native American Law

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Optics and Photonics

Privacy and Data Security

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Public Finance

Real Estate

Retailer Real Estate

Secured Lending/Asset Recovery

Securities and Capital Markets

Sports Law and Sports Facilities


Technology and Software


Trusts and Estates

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