Harter Secrest & Emery Earns High Honors in 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE), a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, has received the most Best Law Firms® Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Western New York (Buffalo and Rochester combined) in its recent annual rankings. The firm received a total of 66 metropolitan rankings (46 of which are Tier 1) and two national rankings.

HSE received national rankings in the areas of Corporate Law and Land Use & Zoning Law, as well as metropolitan practice group rankings in the following practice areas (Tier 1 rankings in italics):

Appellate PracticeLabor Law – Management
Bet-the-Company LitigationLitigation – Environmental
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)Litigation – Insurance
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses LawLitigation – Labor & Employment
Commercial LitigationLitigation – Real Estate
Construction LawMergers & Acquisitions Law
Corporate Compliance LawNonprofit / Charities Law
Corporate LawPatent Law
Education LawProduct Liability Litigation – Defendants
Employee Benefits (ERISA) LawProfessional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Employment Law – ManagementWorkers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Insurance Law 
Appellate PracticeLitigation – Environmental
ArbitrationLitigation – Health Care
Bet-the-Company LitigationLitigation – Insurance
Business Organizations (LLCs and Partnerships)Litigation – Intellectual Property
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses LawLitigation – Labor & Employment
Commercial LitigationLitigation – Land Use & Zoning
Construction LawLitigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Copyright LawLitigation – Municipal
Corporate Governance LawLitigation – Patent
Corporate LawLitigation – Real Estate
Elder LawLitigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Eminent Domain and Condemnation LawLitigation – Securities
Employee Benefits (ERISA) LawLitigation – Trusts & Estates
Employment Law – ManagementMediation
Environmental LawMergers & Acquisitions Law
Health Care LawPatent Law
Immigration LawProfessional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Labor Law – ManagementReal Estate Law
Labor Law – UnionTax Law
Land Use & Zoning LawTrusts & Estates Law
Litigation – Construction

Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America® list for that particular location and specialty.

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