Harter Secrest & Emery is proud to be playing a major role in Buffalo’s exciting economic renaissance. With steady growth since we opened our office in 1995, the firm has expanded significantly over the past three years to meet the needs of our clients as they capitalize on the host of exciting business opportunities in the Buffalo Niagara region. More specifically, we have added and expanded practice groups focused on emerging economic sectors and business challenges, such as privacy and data security, the alcohol and beverage industry, government and internal investigations, employee benefits, intellectual property, insurance coverage and securities, to name just a few.

Our attorneys have the experience, creativity and talent to successfully deal with our client’s complex legal challenges. They utilize a powerful combination of experience in the federal courts and state agencies in serving privately held and public companies. Their responsiveness and in-depth knowledge of the Buffalo Niagara region serves our clients exceedingly well.

Our office has not only grown in size, but also in influence throughout the region. We are honored to play a part in many community organizations, with our attorneys serving as members of the boards of the Kiwanis Club, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the American Heart Association, the Hauptman-Woodward Institute, the Food Bank of Western New York, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Western New York Venture Association, the National Federation for Just Communities of Western NY, Young Audiences of WNY, the Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet, and others.

In addition to our commitment to civic concerns, we are active in many professional organizations, as well. We are pleased to have a former officer of the Bar Association of Erie County among our ranks, in addition to several other firm members who currently hold leadership posts within that organization. Other professional associations in which we are involved include Lawyers for Learning, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the local chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of New York.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Buffalo in the Key Center at Fountain Plaza at the corner of Main and Chippewa in the 500 block of Main Street. The twin tower buildings overlook the Fountain Plaza, a true Buffalo landmark that features a reflecting pool in the summer months and an ice skating rink in the winter. Located at the Fountain Plaza train stop, our building is also just a short walk from City Hall, all downtown courthouses, numerous full service hotels and Buffalo's entertainment and theatre districts, which offer some of Western New York's finest eating establishments, sporting events, live music, dancing, and Broadway shows.

Harter Secrest & Emery is on the tenth floor of the North Tower in Key Center at Fountain Plaza. There are three entrances: on Pearl Street, Chippewa Street and Main Street/Fountain Plaza.

Parking is available in the Augspurger ramp located on Pearl Street, directly across the street from the Key Center. The Augspurger ramp has direct access to Key Center via a covered, climate-controlled walkway over Pearl Street. There also is limited street parking on Pearl and Main Streets, as well as public parking underneath the Key Center, with access from Pearl Street.

50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1000
Buffalo, NY 14202-2293
phone: 716-853-1616
fax: 716-853-1617
John G. Horn, Partner in Charge



This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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