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attorney opportunities (ROCHESTER)

Exciting Attorney Opportunities in our Rochester, NY Office – Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody currently has attorney openings available in the following areas:

·         Our Real Estate Practice Group is seeking an Associate with several years of experience;

·         Our Private Clients Practice Group is seeking an Attorney with several years of experience;

·         Our Public Company Transactions Practice Group is seeking an Attorney with at least seven years of experience; and

·         Our M&A and Corporate Transactions Practice Group is seeking an Attorney with at least seven years of experience.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. We’re the only law firm in Rochester that offers a global stage on which to practice and an appreciation for entrepreneurial thinking. We’re investing in our people and making them successful in Rochester and across the firm.  Our office offers the unique opportunity for local ties and global reach. 

To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran.

associate attorney

Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte, P.C. is looking for a newly admitted attorney or one with up to three years of experience.  Primary responsibility will be as a trial lawyer in civil litigation.  There will also be limited responsibility for our clients in the general practice areas. Email your resume to Thomas Speyer at tspeyer@cheluslaw.com.

HSBC Senior Legal Counsel - litigation

HSBC seeks an attorney with a minimum of 8 years experience in commercial litigation work for its downtown Buffalo office. Responsibilities will include management of various complex e-discovery, litigation and policy matters involving the company.

Interested candidates should apply directly on the HSBC CareerLink website at: http://www.us.hsbc.com/1/2/home/about/careers and submit an application for requisition number 00006CCH

assistant general counsel

Delaware North seeks to hire a new Assistant General Counsel. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice and counsel to senior management in all matters relevant to the businesses of the company.  The role requires a strong ability to manage risk holistically while driving business results and solutions which further the company’s strategy for growth. The Assistant General Counsel will report to and be a trusted advisor to the General Counsel.

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seeking attorney

At HoganWillig we are continuously seeking to improve our level of service to our clients.  We have found that one of the best ways to do so is to add regularly to our personnel highly skilled attorneys and support staff.  These firm members pride themselves on the exceptional quality of their work product, as well as their desire to be part of an organization that strives each day to be the best at all it does.

If you have a desire to be part of such an organization and you feel you meet this criteria, please send your resume in confidence to cgraap@hoganwillig.com for our careful review.  We will be happy to respond acknowledging receipt of your resume if you make such a request. 

At HoganWillig we are pleased to provide to our members:

1.      A fully competitive salary commensurate with experience and ability;
2.      Medical and voluntary insurance benefits;
3.      Employer provided life insurance;
4.      Employer provided long term disability insurance;
5.      401(k) after one (1) year of employment;
6.      Holiday and vacation compensation;
7.      Lunches, evening sandwiches, snacks and liquid refreshments throughout the week;
8.      Bonuses for exceptional performance.

Thank you for considering employment at HoganWillig.

workers' compensation senior counsel 

Travelers, a market leader in the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry, has an opportunity in its Buffalo Staff Counsel Office for a Senior Workers’ Compensation attorney.  Requires a minimum of 7 years of litigation or Senior Associate/Partner level of experience, an active license to practice law, and admission to the New York bar.  Must be a graduate from an accredited law school with experience handling workers compensation cases, controverted claims, hearings, depositions and appeals.  Strong and persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy skills and a demonstrated track record of providing high quality representation of employers and insurance carriers in defense of workers' compensation claims desirable.  Very competitive base salary, outstanding benefits package and a great working environment.  

To apply, please visit our career site at www.travelers.com/careers and enter job number 2838BR.

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litigation attorney

Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills, PLLC is a progressive, insurance defense and coverage litigation law firm with expertise in all aspects of civil litigation. We are seeking an attorney with 1-5 year’s experience in litigation. Some exposure to  insurance coverage is preferred. Candidates will be expected to handle all aspects of litigated matters as well as research/analysis of insurance coverage matters and conducting  no-fault arbitrations. Send resume with salary requirements to rmills@scm-law.com

employee benefits attorneys

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking one or more experienced Employee Benefits attorneys for our Buffalo office.  The firm’s employee benefits practice group provides advisory and litigation support services to prominent private and public companies in the United States and Canada.

We will consider excellent candidates with a minimum of three years’ experience. Candidates with a portable book of business are strongly encouraged to submit their credentials.

For additional information about this opportunity, contact Shannon Scott, sscott@hodgsonruss.com


Nixon Peabody's Private Clients Group, Trusts & Estates Team, is seeking to hire an experienced attorney to join our Rochester, NY office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years of experience in estate planning, representing individuals, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations with respect to estate, income and gift tax planning matters, as well as trust and estate administration.  An LL.M. degree in Taxation is a plus.  Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters interested in partnership opportunities and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

Our nationally recognized Private Clients lawyers partner with individuals, families and business owners to craft their estate plans and achieve their wealth management goals.  The team develops and implements practical planning solutions geared to protect our clients, minimize taxes and preserve businesses and wealth through multiple generations.

Nixon Peabody offers challenging work, a friendly environment and an excellent benefits package.  We are always looking for outstanding lawyers with diverse backgrounds and experience to complement our strengths and become part of our exciting future.

Sarah Hutchins
Lateral Recruiting Coordinator
T 585-263-1537 | F 1-855-791-4511
Nixon Peabody LLP | 1300 Clinton Square | Rochester, NY 14604-1792
nixonpeabody.com | @NixonPeabodyLLP

estates, wills & trusts attorney

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP seeks an Associate Attorney to join its Estates Wills & Trusts Department.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of four years’ experience in Estate Planning and Administration and Surrogates Court.  Candidates must possess excellent writing, drafting, organizational, communication and client service skills.

Send resume to:  HR Manager, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP; 42 Delaware Ave, Suite 120; Buffalo, NY  14202; or email: hrdept@lglaw.com

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GEICO seeks a NYS admitted attorney with up a minimum of 3 years experience in personal injury litigation or 5 years of other relevant litigation experience to join its Buffalo Staff Counsel Office. Candidates will be expected to handle all litigated matters as well as no-fault arbitrations/litigation on behalf of the Company, draft pleadings, motions and general correspondence. Candidates are also expected to handle court appearances, depositions, motion arguments, appellate work and trial work. Interested candidates should apply on www.geico.com

associate attorney

Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer & Monte, P.C. is looking for a newly admitted attorney or one with up to three years of experience. Primary responsibility will be as a trial lawyer in civil litigation. There will also be limited responsibility for our clients in the general practice areas. Email your resume to Thomas Speyer at tspeyer@cheluslaw.com.

staff attorney

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. seeks applicants for a Staff Attorney to work in its Civil Legal Services Unit. Initial responsibilities will focus primarily on housing, financial well-being, reentry and veterans matters. Experience preferred. NYS Bar Admittance and proof of Good Standing are required. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 237 Main Street, Suite 1602, Buffalo, New York 14203 Attn: Human Resources or via e-mail to resume@legalaidbuffalo.org by July 8, 2015. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. 

staff attorney - public benefits issues

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. is seeking to hire a staff attorney with a concentration in public benefits issues, assisting individual clients, and working on systemic change in Niagara County .  Demonstrated interest in public interest work with low income population.  Must be admitted to practice in N.Y.    Salary based on experience; generous benefit package.  May be eligible for student loan forgiveness program.  Office located in Niagara Falls. .  Spanish speaking helpful. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, and transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please send resume and references to (no phone calls please):  Sandra Fudala, Office Manager, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, sfudala@nls.org

staff attorney - family law unit

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc is seeking to hire an attorney for its Family Law Unit. Responsible for divorce, child support, domestic violence and kinship custody cases. Applicants should possess a demonstrated commitment to serving the low income community, be admitted to practice in the NY, and have a minimum of 7-10 years of Family Law experience, including trial and appellate work. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus.  Salary based on experience; generous benefit package.  May be eligible for student loan forgiveness program.  Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, and transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please send resume and references to (no phone calls please):  Diana Straube, Supervising Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, dstraube@nls.org

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Labor and Employment Attorney
The attorneys in Hodgson Russ’s Labor & Employment Practice group have extensive experience counseling public and private employers in matters involving a wide range of labor, employment, and education laws.

The group is seeking an attorney with at least three years of experience for its Buffalo office.  The successful candidate should have experience representing employers in the group’s substantive practice areas. Candidates with experience handling matters associated with education law are preferred.

Litigation Associate
Hodgson Russ litigators represent a diverse array of clients including domestic and international businesses and individuals in commercial disputes of all types.

The Litigation Practice Area is seeking an associate for our Buffalo office. We will consider candidates with at least 1 year of experience handling a variety of litigation matters. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong academic record.

Shannon C. Scott
Attorney Recruiting Coordinator
Hodgson Russ LLP
email: sscott@hodgsonruss.com

insurance defense attorney - progressive insurance

Progressive Insurance is looking for an Insurance Defense Attorney to join our collaborative team of dedicated individuals-and love what you do. 

Why Progressive? We're an organization that celebrates and rewards hard work each and every day, with a goal of being a company people can trust. 

As a House Counsel Attorney, you will be a member of our insurance defense litigation team, providing legal representation to Progressive insureds and/or to the Progressive Insurance Companies before courts and arbitration panels in all aspects of litigation. Handling your own cases from beginning to end, you will also prepare legal pleadings, motions, statements, trial briefs and be involved in negotiating settlements. You will work closely with our customers and claims team to ensure all appropriate defenses are leveraged to reach positive outcomes.

  • Juris Doctorate required 
  • Member of the Bar in jurisdiction(s) served by specific House Counsel Office
  • 2 years of civil litigation experience
  • Listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to litigate and try cases
  • Capable of working independently and as a team member
  • Proficiency at conducting expert discovery
  • Ability to manage diary
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Can identify risk issues
  • Ability to work with clients and customers
  • Capable of negotiating on behalf of clients
  • Ability to review and assess medical records, depositions and other documents
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Understands all applicable ethical duties
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Understands the insurance business

What Progressive Offers:‚Äč

  • Gainshare bonus of up to 30% of base salary. Gainshare is a bonus program given to all employees based on company profitability
  • Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement
  • Award winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee discounts
  • Child care subsidy

All interested candidates are directed to apply online at www.progressive.com/jobs and reference job# 128321.

litigation attorney

WEBSTER SZANYI LLP seeks applicants for two full-time attorney positions in the areas of (1) personal injury and products liability litigation and (2) complex and commercial litigation.  Both positions require a minimum 4 years of experience and candidates must be capable of handling a variety of matters independently.  Successful candidates will handle or be involved in all aspects of litigation from case inception through trial or other case resolution.    Extremely competitive six-figure salary based on qualifications and experience with generous benefits package.  Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Eileen Marzo at emarzo@websterszanyi.com

staff attorney

U.S Energy Development Corporation—a well-established, local company with explosive growth—is looking for a new addition to our legal department.  This position will support the company’s in-house counsel as a part of a growing team.


  • Drafting, preparation, and review of business contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, oil and gas leases, assignments, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, financing agreements, corporate partnership resolutions, and other similar agreements
  • Prepare/review documents including correspondence with attorneys, perform due diligence, review and summarize lien documents and other records, and record documents
  • Provide legal support for litigated claims and non-litigated disputes, reviewing pleadings and correspondence, working with outside counsel, experts and fact witnesses, determining types of information/documents needed, and requesting and reviewing relevant documents
  • Performing necessary legal research and analysis for litigation matters, arbitrations, and other disputes


  • Knowledge of Company/Industry: Entry level position, although corporate or related experience  is a plus
  • Years of Experience Since Admission to the New York State Bar: 0 to 3 years (candidates sitting for the July 2015 NYS Bar Exam will be considered)
  • Legal Skills:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic legal principles and analytical methods and the ability to learn the basics of defined specialties. Can analyze basic legal issues and research sources of law, draft routine documents, and negotiate routine matters with supervision
  • Motivated self-starter, team player, and dedicated professional
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with internal business colleagues, and outside of the Company with opposing counsel, experts, witnesses, and vendors
  • A very organized individual with an attention to detail, and the capacity to plan, prioritize, and complete multiple projects

What We Offer:

  • A corporate setting with a growing, fast-paced, and diverse legal department with exposure to a variety of legal issues, including many which are unique to the energy industry
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits Packages

Interested applicants should apply via email to careers@usedc.com and include a cover letter and resume.

staff attorneys

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. seeks applicants for 2 Staff Attorneys to work in its Criminal Defense Unit.  The Attorneys shall be responsible for the representation of indigent clients in criminal matters.  The assigned work will primarily involve cases in Buffalo City Court. NYS Bar Admittance and at least 1 year of criminal defense experience are required. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense.   Salary is based on experience. Legal Aid offers a competitive benefits package. Reliable transportation required.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 237 Main Street, Suite 1602, Buffalo, New York 14203 Attn: Human Resources or via e-mail to resume@legalaidbuffalo.org by June 17, 2015. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. 

field legal position - liberty mutual - buffalo

Advance your Legal career at Liberty Mutual Insurance- A Fortune 100 Company!

Liberty Mutual Insurance has an exciting opportunity for an attorney. As a Field Counsel you will represent the company and its policyholders in civil litigation and workers' compensation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues.

Use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters. Research the law applicable to cases or matters; drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. If requested, conduct settlement negotiations. Advise, communicate and confer with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Remain current with developments in the law; understand medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters. Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Interface with Home Office Legal department.

Please apply to www.libertymutual.com   Requisition # 60320.  Questions can be forwarded to:

Resident Attorney
Buffalo Legal
Law Offices of Destin C. Santacrose
Employees of Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
Electric Tower- Suite 403
535 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York  14203
Office: (716) 852-6923
Direct Dial (716) 604-0340
SDN: 87713350
Cell:  (716) 544-5521
Fax:   (603)- 334-7775
E-Service Accepted: SantacroseLawMail@LibertyMutual.Com  

experienced associate

William Mattar, P.C. is a growing law firm with focus on motor vehicle accident injury cases. The firm's principle office is located in Williamsville, NY servicing areas in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. Our firm is committed to Helping People.  We foster an enjoyable work environment though mutual respect and team work.

William Mattar, P.C. seeks an experienced associate attorney to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution. We require at least six years of experience handling plaintiffs’ personal injury cases.  A successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of the CPLR, No Fault Regulations, various auto and property insurance coverage, and endorsements. Candidate must be admitted to practice law in New York State and have a JD from an ABA accredited Law School.

Resumes will be held in confidence.  All applications must include a letter of interest referencing the specific position and applicant's salary requirements.

Apply via email to:  employment@williammattar.com

Only those candidates whose experience best meets our requirements will be contacted.
William Mattar, P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

full-time corporate attorney

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is seeking a full-time attorney to work with our Corporate Practice Group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience handling the following types of matters:

  • Mergers and acquisitions/due diligence
  • Private equity/venture capital investments
  • Entity organizational documents
  • General contract work

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a growing and sophisticated legal practice in a collaborative and rewarding environment. This is a temporary position with the potential to become permanent. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, in confidence to: careers@lippes.com.

real estate and commercial lending attorney

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., a mid-size law firm in downtown Buffalo, is seeking an associate attorney  to work with our commercial and residential real estate and commercial lending practice group.  Experience in documenting and closing purchases and sales of commercial and residential real estate required.  Position would also include assisting in commercial loan document preparation and loan transaction due diligence so experience in representing lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions a plus. Compensation dependent on level of experience. For immediate consideration send resume to: Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Attn: Ken Miller, 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York   14202 or fax to 716-855-0874 or email to Kenneth@hurwitzfine.com.

employment opportunities from hodgson russ

Environmental Associate

The attorneys in Hodgson Russ’s Environment & Energy Practice Group provide practical, forward-thinking counsel and advocacy on various matters including management of environmental liability and risk; development projects including Brownfields and alternative and renewable energy;  land use and SEQRA; business transactions; and a wide range of litigation. 

The Environment & Energy Practice Group is seeking an entry-level  associate with experience for its Buffalo office.  The successful candidate should have experience and/or strong interest handling matters associated with environmental law.

Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html

Intellectual Property Associate

Hodgson Russ’s intellectual property practice is national and international in scope. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and major research and educational institutions as well as smaller businesses and individuals. Our firm works directly with entrepreneurs and inventors to provide legal services and advice for their emerging companies. 

The Intellectual Property Practice Group is seeking an associate with at least 2 years of experience for its Buffalo office. The attorney should have corporate, venture capital, and private-equity experience. The ideal candidate would have experience with entity formation and closely-held businesses, and will have a desire to work with startups and entrepreneurs. Experience in trademark law is a plus.

Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html

Corporate Associate

Hodgson Russ LLP advises on the full range of U.S. legal issues involved in domestic and international business operations. Our attorneys serve a wide range of clients, from global corporations to emerging start-ups operating in numerous industry sectors.

The Corporate and Securities Practice Group is seeking an associate with at least 2 years of experience for its Buffalo office. The attorney should have broad corporate experience including mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance and contracts. The ideal candidate would have experience with Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and antitrust law.

Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html

long term contract opportunity for attorneys - compliance project

A major area employer is seeking attorneys to assist with a large-scale compliance project.

J.D. is required; Bar admission is not.

Basic functions in this open-ended temporary role include but are not limited to:

  • The review and analysis of extensive regulatory documents
  • Recommendation for appropriate assignment of response to compliance issue(s)

The ability to interpret regulations is critical. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are necessary.

Experience with document and/or contract review is preferred.

Pay rate is based on relevant experience, and assignment length will be determined by the actual progress made on the project overall.

If you are qualified and well-suited for this opportunity, please submit a resume for consideration to Peggy Koch, Senior Legal Staffing Manager, at pkoch@krgstaffing.com.

associate attorneys & lateral partners

Tully Rinckey PLLC is seeking Experienced Associate attorneys and Lateral Partners to join and expand the firm’s Employment, Corporate/Civil Litigation, Family and Matrimonial, Business, Military, and Immigration practice groups in our Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, NY offices. The firm offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to hiring@tullylegal.com. If you have any questions, please contact our Recruiting Team at 518-218-7100. EEOC/AA

associate attorney

Associate attorney admitted 1-3 years wanted for dynamic, growing, Larkinville law firm. Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP seeks an attorney to work closely with its partners in their insurance defense practice group.  This position is an excellent opportunity to join one of the premier transportation and toxic tort defense teams in New York State, while enjoying the eclectic Larkin District atmosphere. Focus, attention to detail, and strong work ethic are essential requirements.  Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Joel B. Schechter at jschechter@bsawlaw.com.