Harter Secrest & Emery Wins ACG New York Champion’s Energy Deal of the Year Award

July 17, 2014
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a leading middle market transactional law firm, has been awarded the 2014 ACG New York Champion’s Energy Deal of the Year Award by ACG® New York and The M&A Advisor. Harter Secrest & Emery, and partner William A. Hoy, were recognized for a transaction that included the restructuring and sale of controlling interest of an oil and natural gas pipeline construction company.

Winners are selected in five major categories by an independent body of experts representing a cross-section of the middle market industry. Criteria used by the judges included the importance of the transaction, product, service or dealmaker to the industry, and also the level of creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance it took to complete the deal.

“We celebrate outstanding individuals, firms, and transactions that have helped drive America’s middle market,” said Martin Okner, President of ACG New York. “In so doing, we also recognize middle-market private capital’s important contribution to our national well-being. The middle market accounts for over 43 million U.S. jobs and 33% of U.S. GDP.”

“Harter Secrest & Emery represents the best of the M&A industry in 2014 and earned this honor by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists” said David Fergusson, President, The M&A Advisor.

Mike McEvoy, managing partner for HSE, expressed the firm’s gratification: “This award affirms our reputation, especially in the middle market, for providing the services, experience and results of top global firms, but at competitive regional prices.”

The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on the M&A market, and over the past fifteen years has established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals.

ACG New York

ACG® New York, Inc. (, the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

The firm with the most US News/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, Albany and Corning, New York, the firm comprises more than 130 attorneys and a total staff of 260.

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