For the ninth consecutive year, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, has received the most U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Western New York (Buffalo and Rochester combined) in the annual rankings released today. The firm received a total of 47 practice group rankings, including two national rankings and 35 Tier 1 Metropolitan practice group rankings across an array of practice areas.

Harter Secrest & Emery once again received national rankings in the areas of Corporate Law and Land Use & Zoning Law. The rankings are based on an extensive review process, which includes client evaluations as well as peer review from leading attorneys in their field. For this year’s rankings, U.S. News and Best Lawyers® reviewed more than 14,000 law firms across the United States in 122 practice areas.

“The U.S. News-Best Lawyers rankings reflect a significant level of detail and feedback from clients and others in the legal community,” said Craig S. Wittlin, Harter Secrest & Emery Managing Partner. “The client feedback, in particular, is the ultimate measure by which we view ourselves. Helping clients achieve their goals is the reason our firm was founded nearly 125 years ago, and remains our top priority. The fact that Harter Secrest & Emery has maintained a leading position in the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings for nearly a decade is a reflection of our firm-wide commitment to that founding principle.”

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 (Tier 1 rankings in italics):

Buffalo

  • Appellate Practice Insurance Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law 
  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Construction Law 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Education Law 
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Rochester

  • Banking and Finance Law     
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law          
  • Commercial Litigation           
  • Construction Law      
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law  
  • 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 – Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

U.S. News and Best Lawyers®

The U.S. News and Best Lawyers® "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. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty. The rankings are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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