Harter Secrest & Emery Welcomes New Attorneys to Buffalo Office

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that attorneys Robert G. Little, Amanda M. Karpovich and Chloe J. Macdonald have joined the firm as associates in its Buffalo office. Little and Karpovich are members of the firm’s Securities practice group, and Macdonald is a member of the Litigation practice group. Since June, Harter Secrest & Emery has added eight new attorneys to support their growth in Western New York and has recently relocated to a larger space at 50 Fountain Plaza to meet future business needs of the thriving firm.

Little represents public and private clients in a wide range of corporate transactions that include securities offerings, venture capital financings and other private equity investments, and mergers and acquisitions. A native of Western New York, he returns to the region from New York City, where he practiced law most recently at Haynes and Boone, LLP, as well as Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP. Little is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Canisius College.

Karpovich graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School in May. She previously served as a summer associate with Harter Secrest & Emery, as well as a law fellow in New York State Surrogate Court under Judge Barbara Howe, and as a legal assistant with the Law Office of Mark J. Frentzel and the Fertig Law Office. Karpovich also was a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University at Buffalo.

Harter Secrest & Emery is recognized within Upstate New York as a leader in the securities and capital markets practice. The firm has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 50 public offerings, with clients ranging from businesses seeking start-up capital to Fortune 500 companies. The firm’s securities practitioners assist clients with private and public offerings of securities, ongoing regulatory compliance and reporting, proxy solicitations, tender offers, and securities litigation and arbitration before the Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organizations, and state and federal courts.

Macdonald also graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude, in May and worked as a summer associate with Harter Secrest & Emery. In addition, she served as a legal intern with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Counsel in Buffalo and with the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office. Macdonald also was a judicial extern for New York State Supreme Court Judge Tracey A. Bannister and earned a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from SUNY Brockport.

The Harter Secrest & Emery litigation attorneys represent clients on a wide range of matters including antitrust cases, intellectual property litigation, contract disputes, employment and ERISA litigation, government investigations, professional liability, and major challenges to state and federal regulation of businesses.  Recipients of a top tier ranking from Chambers USA, Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys have comprehensive experience that ranges from trying cases in state and federal courts to handling appeals at all levels of the appellate courts. 

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 34 U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2015 “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 47 Partners are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2016.

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