Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2016 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.
Partners Thomas J. Hurley, Anthony D. Mancinelli, and Robert C. Weissflach were all selected for inclusion on the 2016 Legal Elite listing. Attorneys are selected based on a nomination process from their peers in Western New York’s legal industry.
A member of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group, Hurley advises clients with respect to a broad range of employee benefits matters, including plan administration, benefit aspects of corporate transactions, and benefits litigation, as well as the design, implementation and administration of welfare benefit plans, including flexible benefit plans, self-insured health plans, and health savings accounts. He has been recognized as Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017 and 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Hurley also has an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mancinelli has practiced for more than 30 years, concentrating in all areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private and public finance. He was honored as the Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Best Lawyers® previously honored Mancinelli as “Lawyer of the Year” in the areas of Banking and Finance Law (2016) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2013). He has been recognized in Chambers USA 2016 America’s Leading Lawyers in Business, and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
A member of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment practice group, Weissflach has extensive experience in federal and state court litigation, as well as administrative proceedings, involving labor and employment matters on behalf of public and private employers. He also provides day-to-day advice to employers concerning their employment policies, procedures, and practices. Weissflach was honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 and 2015 as the Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Litigation – Labor and Employment and Labor Law – Management (2013). He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
About Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, healthcare, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estate law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 32 U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” top tier practice group rankings – more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. They have been top ranked in Chambers USA for Immigration, Corporate/M&A and Litigation law and 46 Partners are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2017.