At Harter Secrest & Emery, providing exceptional client service is paramount to our success as a firm, and our clients appreciate the high quality legal work and service that they receive. We are informal, collaborative and collegial - not competitive with each other. We value a culture of teamwork and mutual respect. Our clients are clients of the firm, not of any particular lawyer. What really sets us apart, however, is that we offer the sophistication and diversity of a "big city" law practice with the feel of a "small town" firm.
Founded in 1894, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP maintains a diversified and dynamic law practice shared by over 120 lawyers. Our offices are located in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning, and New York, New York. Our firm is organized into four units (Business, Employment, Litigation and Property) with many cross-disciplinary practice groups, including, corporate, securities, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property, banking and finance, labor, litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, tax and employee benefits, and immigration, among others. Our clients range from entrepreneurial start-up businesses to nationally prominent instituti...ons, including several Fortune 100 companies.
We are committed to making each community in which we have an office a better place to live, and we support the efforts of our people to give back to and enrich our communities. We are proud that our attorneys play an active role in this regard. Our attorneys participate in local pro bono representation, serve on various community and charitable boards and are active in local, state and national bar associations.
We place a premium on our people, with considerable focus on the training, development and career satisfaction of our attorneys. Associates receive substantial and direct client contact early on in their careers at HSE. We staff our matters with small teams of attorneys, and consequently, associates gain hands-on experience more quickly than at larger firms. In addition to the learning opportunities inherent in our day-to-day practice, and the feedback and mentoring that takes place in the course of a case, transaction or other matter, we also offer our attorneys a curriculum of in-house formal training programs that assist in the development of substantive knowledge and lawyering skills.
For more information about Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, please visit our website at www.hselaw.com.