Buffalo, New York, May 26, 2023 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce Josh Gmerek has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Buffalo office and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group.
As a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group, Gmerek assists businesses and not-for-profit entities with executive compensation and employee benefit programs. His experience includes advising clients regarding the design, administration and compliance issues associated with an array of employee benefit plans such as retirement plans, compensation plans, and health and welfare plans. Gmerek also counsels clients regarding compliance with the requirements of ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA. He has experience preparing plan documents, summary plan descriptions and other benefit communications for qualified plans and welfare plans. Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Gmerek was an associate with Hodgson Russ, LLP in Buffalo.
Gmerek earned a J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Niagara University.
Attorneys in Harter Secrest & Emery’s nationally recognized Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group work with employers on a wide and varied range of employee benefit and executive compensation plans, and assist with some of the largest and most sophisticated employee benefit programs in the country. The attorneys advise clients on complex benefits issues including plan design, legal compliance, document drafting, legislative and regulatory changes, litigation issues, fiduciary protection, and plan investments, including private equity investments.
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 litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, health care, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estates law. Harter Secrest & Emery has the most U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” top tier metropolitan practice group rankings—more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been honored by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Immigration, and Real Estate law and 50 attorneys are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2023.