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Harter Secrest & Emery Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2014

August 15, 2013

The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that 48 HSE attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). HSE attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® and the fields in which they’ve been awarded are:

Peter H. Abdella 
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Kenneth W. Africano 
Commercial Litigation

Jon J. Aho
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law

Richard E. Alexander 
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

John A. Anderson
Real Estate Law

Thomas R. Anderson
Mergers and Acquisitions Law*
*Named Rochester, NY “Lawyer of the Year” in Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Fred G. Aten, Jr.   
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Litigation – ERISA

Jeffrey H. Bowen  
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Jerauld E. Brydges   
Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey J. Calabrese     
Commercial Litigation

Margaret A. Catillaz  
Immigration Law

Phillip A. Delmont
Corporate Law

David R. Ferris    
Trusts and Estates

Philip R. Fileri  
Health Care Law

Raymond L. Fink  
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Carol E. Heckman    
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Mediation

John C. Herbert
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Paul W. Holloway
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

John G. Horn   
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law

William A. Hoy, IV   
Corporate Law

Thomas J. Hurley
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

James M. Jenkins
Corporate Law

Gary L. Karl   
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law

Daniel R. Kinel
Corporate Law

William L. Kreienberg
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law

David M. Kresock  
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Ross P. Lanzafame 
Health Care Law

David M. Lascell 
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Anthony D. Mancinelli
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Public Finance Law

Leslie M. Mauro
Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Brian V. McAvoy
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Michael R. McEvoy
Tax Law

Ronald J. Mendrick
Education Law
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Raymond P. Miller
Public Finance Law

Frank A. Novak
Immigration Law

Martin W. O’Toole
Trusts and Estates

Samuel J. Palisano
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Christopher M. Potash
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tax Law

Edward F. Premo, II
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Kelly A. Pronti
Land Use and Zoning Law

Cathy Kaman Ryan
Real Estate Law

Brian B. Shaw
Copyright Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Thomas G. Smith
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Erika N.D. Stanat
Commercial Litigation

Paul D. Sylvestri
Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Environmental

Robert C. Weissflach
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – ERISA
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Craig S. Wittlin
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Richard T. Yarmel
Health Care Law

Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
The firm with the most U.S. News and Best Lawyers Top Tier rankings in Western New York, Harter Secrest & Emery provides business and specialty legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, and Albany, New York, and in Naples, Florida, the firm has more than 130 attorneys and total staff of 270.