Our clients recognize the difference HSE provides in the value of our work product, in the counsel we provide, and in the close relationships we develop with them. Harter Secrest & Emery is the largest law firm in Rochester, NY and has 35 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2020 "Best Law Firms" top tier practice group rankings–more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. HSE has been top-ranked in Chambers USA in the fields of Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Immigration, Environment, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate.

Our drive for success on behalf of our clients co-exists with a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Our work environment is inclusive and embraces diversity as an essential part of our success. We strive to be a true team delivering superior legal services and attentive counsel to our clients.

Well Being Logo 2019 webThe well-being of all HSE attorneys and staff is the utmost of importance to the firm. We regularly promote resources and trainings that support the mental and physical well-being of our teams. We are proud to be a pledge member of the ABA Well-Being Pledge and Campaign, the goals of which are to raise awareness, facilitate a reduction in the incidence of problematic substance-use and mental health distress, and improve the overall well-being of the profession.




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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