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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 
Size of Organization: 134
Year Established: 1893
Main Office: Rochester, New York

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HSE is a full-service law firm dedicated to providing high-quality legal services with a unique service-delivery model and demonstrable commitment to cost-effectiveness. The centerpiece of our model is a thorough understanding of our client's business and operations, which in turn enables us to anticipate and proactively address client needs and time pressures. Our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With more than 130 lawyers and 15 paralegals, HSE provides a full range of legal expertise through collaboration among specialty practice areas in offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, and Corning, New York.

We enjoy a distinct culture and approach to our delivery of legal services, primarily because of our compensation structure. Our "lockstep" system gives no origination credit to any one partner or group: all clients are clients of the firm. This system promotes collaboration and efficiency for our clients, ensuring that they always work with the best lawyer for a specific project or issue. We believe that our clients receive unparalleled service and a compelling value proposition under our system.

Other HSE hallmarks and capabilities include:

• A deep understanding of our corporate clients and the issues they face;

• Bench strength, ensuring our clients receive prompt, responsive service;

• Competitive billing rates in accord with our geographic location.

HSE enjoys an impeccable reputation among its clients and colleagues, as evidenced by the numerous awards and recognitions received by the firm. Our reputation stems from exacting legal standards and our collegial, collaborative and integrated approach. Our clients benefit from access to the right talent for the right job, yielding top quality, cost-effective legal counsel and advocacy.

Harter Secrest & Emery is a member of Lexwork International, a strategic alliance of independent law firms located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Agricultural Law; Architectural Law; Automobile Dealerships; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Financial Reorganization; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Design Professionals; E-Commerce; Education Law; Employee Benefits; Entertainment Law; Sports Law; Environmental Law; Executive Compensation; Finance; Financial Restructuring; Financial Services Law; Government; Health Care; Higher Education Law; Immigration Law; Indians And Native Populations; Intellectual Property; Internet Law; Labor And Employment; Litigation; Long-Term Care; Manufacturers; Distributors; Mergers And Acquisitions; Municipal Law; Native American Law; Not-For-Profit Organizations; Optics; Photographic Industries; Private Companies; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Public Finance; Real Estate Retailer; Real Estate; Secured Lending; Asset Recovery; Securities; Taxation; Technology Law; Telecommunications Law; Trusts And Estates; Zoning Law; Planning Law; Land Use.