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hurwitz & Fine, PC

We are expanding and are in need of highly motivated attorneys.  Our busy, varied, intellectually stimulating practice areas require the candidates to have superb writing and communication skills.  We have immediate needs for the following positions –

Estate & Trust Attorney - The qualified candidate should have 3 – 5 years experience in estate planning, including planning for high net worth individuals, business planning, will and trust document preparation, and estate and trust administration.  Experience or an interest in Elder Law is a plus. 

Insurance Coverage Attorney - The qualified candidate should have 3 - 5 years experience in liability and/or first party insurance coverage and insurance coverage litigation

Litigation Defense Attorney – The candidate will assist in general litigation, insurance defense, including commercial, auto and other litigation matters as needed.

Submit resume and writing sample to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Attn. Ken Miller, 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York 14202 or email Kenneth@hurwitzfine.com

associate attorney

Long established, small downtown Law Firm looking for an associate with 2-4 years experience. We represent a large bank and various business/commercial clients, while maintaining a General Practice (No Matrimonial or Criminal). We have a need for someone to handle pleadings, motion practice, possible trial and appellate work. Good research and writing skills a must. Applicant will have interaction with client base and partners on a regular basis. Generating business or transferring a book of business would be taken into consideration but not a requirement. Salary and benefits are negotiable.  All inquires kept confidential. Send resume and cover letter to Elise M. Rahner at erahner@eriebar.org. 

The Town of Amherst is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for Real Property Tax Law Article 7 proceedings (tax certiorari proceedings) and related matters as follows:

request for proposals professional legal services contracts town of amherst, New York

Article 7 RFP

associate attorney - lippes mathias wexler friedman, llp
Real estate practice group

The Buffalo Office of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP seeks an ambitious attorney with two to five years of experience for an Associate position.  The Real Estate Practice Group conducts work in all aspects of commercial real estate law, including acquisition and dispositions, development, leasing, real estate financing, title and survey review, land-use, zoning, and permitting.  The duties will focus on handling a wide variety of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on due diligence, acquisitions and leasing.

Strong communication skills, legal advocacy skills, and writing skills are required.  Experience with drafting and negotiating documents, including commercial leases, and the review and resolution of title, survey, and zoning issues is preferred, but not required.  Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills also required.  The attorney selected for this position must be a self-starter and will have the opportunity for immediate, direct, client contact. 

Our firm strives to maintain a positive, collaborative work environment.  A new Associate should anticipate hard work in an environment that provides the necessary training and guidance in the specific areas of practice.  Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  Our firm offers an excellent opportunity for a driven attorney to further their legal career. To learn more about Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman please go to  www.lippes.com

All interested applicants shall submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Martin L. Doster; Director of Operations.   mdoster@lippes.com

assistant counsel, M-2 (M/C) in Buffalo, Rochester or syracuse

associate attorney

Is it time to further develop your legal career? Or have recent Western New York law firm mergers caused you to question your current position? Consider Colligan Law. We are a Buffalo, NY-based boutique law firm with the motto “Advocates for business and community.”

Colligan Law is a growing corporate practice focused on high-growth companies, startups and entrepreneurial representation seeks an attorney with complementary skills. We are driven by strong core values of family, honesty, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork and fairness.

Our vision is that the Western New York community has an innovative community developing in the business world. The firm has structured its legal services to support and provide services to the growing businesses in the area.

We are seeking a motivated individual who wants to make a difference both in the community and for the companies they service. Candidates should have an aptitude for commercial litigation with very strong oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will also possess the skills to work on a variety of corporate and transactional matters. Labor and employment law experience a plus. This individual should be a self-starter with the ability to manage a file from start to finish.

Resume submissions and discussions with our firm will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to: Angela M. Heary, CFO, Colligan Law LLP, 12 Fountain Plaza, Suite 600, Buffalo, NY 14202 or aheary@colliganlaw.com.

counsel I

As a Counsel I in the Claims Legal Department, you will: Assist with providing legal counsel and guidance in ordinary and special business activities and operations, and/or insurance claims and litigation, to ensure maximum protection of ERIE's legal rights and maintenance of operations and activities within the limits prescribed by law. You may interface with outside counsel in the defense of ERIE against suits or claims, or the prosecution of ERIE's claims against others. Other preferred qualification: Prior civil litigation experience, including handling discovery and insurance related matters.

J.D. or L.L.B. degree from accredited law school required. Five years of law experience, preferably in corporate and/or insurance law required. Admitted to practice, and in good standing, in at least one state; if not admitted in Pennsylvania, eligible for admission by either reciprocity or examination required. This position may require the incumbent to travel on short notice and may include overnight stays.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/p4y5h5njr9

assistant federal public defender - buffalo office

small firm

Small Downtown Buffalo law firm is seeking an attorney with 5-7 years’ experience in Matrimonial and Family Law.  Candidate must be hard-working, organized and a dedicated “people” person who is willing to generate business.  Management skills and experience a plus. Compensation and benefits are negotiable.  Please submit in confidence a resume, transcript and a writing sample in PDF format to Elise M. Rahner at erahner@eriebar.org.


Seeking attorney with at least 2-5 years civil litigation experience to work in small plaintiff's personal injury firm. Candidate should have experience with all aspects of personal injury litigation including pleadings, motion practice, depositions, and settling cases. Compensation commensurate with experience. Position offers opportunity to grow with busy plaintiff's practice. Send resume and cover letter to Elise M. Rahner at erahner@eriebar.org

Associate Attorney

Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies is a small, Western New York law firm that specializes in Elder Law. We educate and empower our clients and their children throughout the path of life. Our firm is dedicated to Estate planning and Medicaid planning services, and as a Counsel for Generations, we are here to create plans for our clients to adjust to life’s challenges. We are seeking an organized legal professional with a desire to provide outstanding customer service to our clients. This key position is responsible for meeting with clients to gather information and analyze probable outcomes of the cases, creating legal strategies, and drafting legal documents for estate administration and Article 81 Guardianships. We offer great pay, reasonable hours and benefits including health insurance and retirement. Ideal candidate has 3 -5 years’ experience in Estate administration and Article 81 Guardianships, strong attention to detail, and outstanding customer service.

Job Duties

·         Meet with clients to gather information and then analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents, and advise clients accordingly

·         Draft documents for cases including cover letters, petitions, affidavits, inventories, and financial statements

·         Perform legal research to gather necessary information and documents to assist clients

·         Frequent communication with financial institutions to gather important documents, and with the client to update them of the status of each case

·         Develop a case strategy, and gather financial documents, inventories of estates, funding of trusts, and executor documentation


·         Friendly and service oriented

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Professional appearance and demeanor

·         Able to work as part of a team

·         Detail oriented

·         Complex problem solving and strategizing

·         Ability to plan, organize and follow through 

To apply for the position, please email cover letter and resume to Amanda Zanner at azanner@pbmlawyers.com

personal injury defense attorney

Cohen & Lombardo PC seeks motivated attorney with 5+ years of experience to join the firm’s personal injury defense practice. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and have excellent verbal, writing, research and analytical skills. We are looking for someone who is ambitious, hardworking, self-motivated, and confident. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k and more. Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the attention of Rocco Lucente II C/O  yohe@cn-lo.com

immigration attorney

Hodgson Russ is seeking an Immigration Attorney with a minimum of two years of business immigration experience, particularly with PERM and H-1B applications.  Responsibilities will include assessing eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa status in the United States, and working with clients to prepare nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and applications for submission to various U.S. agencies.  Our Immigration practice group represents large, multinational companies and assists U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens in a broad range of immigration issues. Apply here

Experienced corporate attorney

Nixon Peabody is one of the leading firms in the United States in handling mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions in the middle market.  Our 250 corporate lawyers work seamlessly across multiple disciplines and geographies to help clients tackle complex transactions.  We’re seeking to hire a highly motivated, experienced corporate attorney to join our Buffalo, New York office.  Our Buffalo office offers a unique opportunity to join a collegial culture with a global reach.
Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in working with clients and colleagues on transactions; outstanding judgment; strong communication and writing skills; and be a self-starter with a commitment to client service and business development.  Our opportunity is flexible and open to partner, counsel and associate candidates with relevant experience.  Qualified partner and counsel candidates will have an established practice, and associate candidates will have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to develop a practice over time.
The ideal candidate will have at least six years of corporate experience working on M&A and other business transactions for private and public companies, and a broad knowledge of general corporate law to work on matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and commercial finance transactions. 
NP offers a friendly environment, interesting and sophisticated work 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.
To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

general attorney - customs and border protection

deputy director of human resources

The Buffalo Public Schools seeks experienced candidates to apply for the Deputy Director of Human Resources.  The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department and will oversee and be responsible for supervising all Human Resources programs and initiatives which include but are not limited to: talent management, talent acquisition, performance management, Title VII and Title IX, ADA/ 504, FMLA, training and development programs.  The incumbent will oversee the development of department procedures and best practices, and contribute to the development of Board policies, regulations and the District’s administrative manual.  Working under the direction of the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources, the incumbent has extensive latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and decision, subject to existing statutes, rules, regulations and Collective Bargaining Agreements.  Supervision is exercised over the Director of Employment Services, the Human Resources Manager and clerical staff.  During his/her absence, acts for and in place of the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources.  For additional information, including minimum qualifications, please visit www.buffaloschools.org/jobs.  In accordance with Civil Service law, City of Buffalo domiciled residency is required within 6 months of hire.

legal counsel - bureau veritas consumer product services

senior counsel - oca - office of justice support - albany, ny


Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. seeks two analytical and self-directed individuals for landlord/tenant law. Requires extensive federal regulatory material relating to public and subsidized housing, state landlord/tenant law to provide legal advocacy and assistance to clients facing homelessness/eviction, link clients with public benefits necessary to remain housed or to find new housing, develop and present at community education events.  One position will involve working collaboratively with veterans’ community assisting veterans faced with potential homelessness. Qualifications: law graduate who is currently awaiting New York State Bar results or 1-4 years’ experience, member New York Bar, good communication and writing skills, demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of the legal services program, sensitivity to the needs of financially disadvantaged and disabled persons, evening court and event availability.  Spanish speaking helpful.  $41,148-$48,023.  Excellent benefits. Minorities, women, military veterans, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, and transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please send resume and references to (no phone calls please): Grace Andriette, Supervising Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, gandriette@nls.org by April 22, 2016.


Seeking admitted NY attorney with 1-3 years of experience to work in boutique plaintiffs' personal injury firm in Amherst NY. Candidate must have excellent credentials, excellent people skills and an excellent work ethic.

This position provides independence and the ability to handle court appearances, depositions and civil trial work immediately.

Compensation is highly competitive with structure that allows for monthly bonus tied clearly to defined goals.

This is a position that allows the candidate to develop in a a way that encourages dedication to clients through hard work and zealous representation.  

Please submit resume, transcript and writing sample in PDF form to humanresources.legalfirm@gmail.com for consideration.