Sean Beiter, a partner of the firm, focuses his practice in the area of traditional labor law for public sector and private sector employers in the blue collar, white collar, health care, printing and public safety settings, including representation in collective bargaining negotiations, contract administration and grievance arbitration. Sean has also represented many employers in disciplinary procedures, contract dispute arbitrations and before compulsory interest arbitration proceedings.
Sean's practice also includes the representation of employers in both State and Federal Court, before the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the State Division of Human Rights and the Department of Labor.
His court litigation proceedings include a duty of fair representation jury trial, numerous special proceedings under Articles 75 and 78 of the CPLR, injunction actions, and claims of employment discrimination.
Sean's litigation successes include two victories at the New York State Court of Appeals: In the Matter of Chautauqua County v CSEA, 8 N.Y.3d 513 (2007) and In the Matter of the County of Erie and Erie County Sheriff v PERB, et al., 12 N.Y.3d 72 (2009). He also successfully represented the City of Buffalo in wage freeze litigation involving both the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association and the Buffalo Professional Fire Fighters Association.
His accomplishments in collective bargaining include the representation of the City of Buffalo in negotiations with the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association for one officer cars. He has also represented the Board of Education of the City of Buffalo in negotiations for a Project Labor Agreement for the construction of the William R. Grabiarz School of Excellence and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in negotiations for the construction and expansion of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
•American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 New York Labor and Employment Lawyer, 2014
•Best Lawyers in America 2013-2015 (Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management)
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Employment and Labor)
•Business First of Buffalo, Who's Who in the Law (Labor & Employment)
•Business First of Buffalo, 40 Under Forty Award, 2005
•Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouter Citizen of the Year Award, 2010
•Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award, 2008
•Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, District Award of Merit, 2004
•Canisius College, Outstanding Economics and Finance Graduate 1988
•Greater Niagara Frontier Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout 1983
•Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Board Chair and Vice President of Membership (present); Council President (2007 to present); Executive Vice President, 2007; Vice President of Volunteer Development 2006; Risk Management Committee Chair, 2005-06; Chair of S.C.O.T.Y. Golf Tournament, 2004-06; Executive Board member 2001 to present
•Leadership Buffalo Class of 2002
•Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure, Race Operations Co-Chair, 2010 - present
•Transplant Miracles Foundation, Secretary, 2008 - present
•St. Amelia School, Advisory School Board: President 2008-09; Vice President 2007-08; Secretary 2006-07; Board Member 2005 - present
•American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, Board of Advisors 2003-05
•Cub Scout Pack 202: Committee member 2010 - present; Cubmaster 2001 to 2010; Den Leader 1999 to 2001
•Park Country Club, Member, 2003 - present