The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Legal Elite listing by Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal. This honor annually recognizes and highlights the top legal professionals practicing in Western New York.

Attorneys are selected for inclusion in the Legal Elite based on a nomination process from their peers in Western New York’s legal industry.  The HSE attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2015 Legal Elite listing, and their areas of practice are: Raymond L. Fink (Bankruptcy), John G. Horn (Litigation), and Anthony D. Mancinelli (Corporate).

“Ray, John and Tony are each exceptionally qualified attorneys and they have earned the respect of our clients and their colleagues in the legal field” said Mike McEvoy, HSE managing partner. “Their passion for representing our firm’s clients with dedication and professionalism is always evident.”

Ray Fink has been practicing law for more than three decades, during which time he has represented corporate clients at various stages of development, in many diverse industries including private financial organizations, banking institutions, equity finds, secured creditors, lessors and lessees of equipment and real estate, franchisers and franchisees, health care facilities, agricultural lenders, various business enterprises, and business owners in internal business disputes. He is also an experienced mediator/arbitrator and a Part 36 certified court receiver.

Partner in charge of the firm’s Buffalo office, John Horn is a business litigator with experience representing our clients in courts throughout the country. Since joining the firm in 2000, John has litigated complex business, construction, Indian law and environmental disputes in state, federal and tribal courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration. His experience also includes appeals in the New York State Appellate Division, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the New York Court of Appeals.

Tony Mancinelli heads the firm’s private companies, commercial real estate, and private and public finance practice areas for the Buffalo Niagara region. He has practiced law for over 30 years, concentrating in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private and public finance. An accountant prior to beginning his law career, Mancinelli is also president and a director of the Western New York Venture Association.

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