Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Sheldon K. Smith, a Litigation partner in the Buffalo office (who also frequently works out of the Corning and New York City offices), was selected for inclusion into The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in New York.
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Smith handles complex and often high-profile business disputes, helping clients efficiently resolve contract, valuation, property, and tort matters inside and outside the courtroom. He regularly counsels financial institutions, health care providers, manufacturers, energy companies, real estate developers, and municipalities.
Smith has been recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers in Business for Commercial Litigation since 2017, in Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal’s 2018 Legal Elite of Western New York list, and has been selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list in the areas of Health Care and Litigation. He has received awards for his leadership supporting professional diversity initiatives and inner-city communities, and he routinely provides pro bono representation for underprivileged litigants. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School.
Harter Secrest & Emery’s litigation attorneys represent clients on a wide range of matters including high-stakes commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, insurance-coverage disputes, employment and ERISA litigation, privacy and data security matters, government investigations, professional liability claims, construction disputes, and securities litigation. Harter Secrest & Emery’s litigation practice received a top-tier ranking from Chambers USA, and seven of its litigators have been individually recognized by Chambers.