Firm Earns Two National Rankings and the Most Top Tier Metropolitan Rankings in Western New York

For the seventh consecutive year, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, has received the most “Best Law Firms” Top Tier Metro rankings in Western New York in the annual rankings released today by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. In all, Harter Secrest & Emery garnered a total of 44 practice group rankings, including two national rankings and 33 Top Tier Metropolitan practice group rankings across an array of practice areas.

In addition to maintaining a national ranking for Corporate Law, the firm also gained a national ranking in the area of Land Use & Zoning Law. The rankings are based on an extensive review process, which includes client and lawyer evaluations, and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

“The all-encompassing effort to take a true measure of each law firm makes the U.S. News - Best Lawyers rankings especially meaningful,” said Craig S. Wittlin, Harter Secrest & Emery Managing Partner. “We are privileged to work with extraordinary clients and proud to have a firm of talented and committed attorneys and legal professionals. That our clients and our colleagues collectively view Harter Secrest & Emery as a leader at the important intersection of client and value is a testament to every person within our firm.”

In addition to the firm’s national rankings for Corporate Law and Land Use & Zoning Law, Harter Secrest & Emery’s Buffalo and Rochester offices received Metropolitan practice group rankings in the following practice areas: 

Buffalo
Tier 1 -
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Mediation
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Public Finance Law

Tier 2 -
Banking and Finance Law
Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Real Estate Law

Rochester
Tier 1 -
Appellate Practice
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Environmental Law
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
Litigation – Patent
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2 -
Construction Law
Litigation – Real Estate
Public Finance Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law

About U.S. News and Best Lawyers®
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® rank more than 13,000 firms in 122 practice areas in 185 metropolitan areas and 8 states. The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The rankings are posted online at www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, healthcare, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estate law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 33 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms” top tier practice group rankings - more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been top ranked in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Immigration law and 46 attorneys are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2017.

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