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assocate attorney - lippes mathias wexler friedman llp

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, among other things, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing and property due diligence.  The duties will focus on handling a wide variety of sophisticated commercial real estate matters with an emphasis on commercial leasing.

Strong communication skills, confidence, legal advocacy skills, and writing skills are required.  Experience with commercial real estate and drafting and negotiating documents, including commercial leases, is preferred.  Strong academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills are also required.  The attorney selected for this position must be a self-starter and will have the opportunity for immediate and direct client contact. 

Our firm strives to maintain a positive, collaborative work environment.   A new Associate in our Real Estate Department should expect to work hard with supportive and collegial colleagues in an environment that provides the necessary training and guidance in the specific areas of practice.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. 

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman is a growing law firm with over 65 attorneys located in 4 offices (Buffalo, Albany, New York City and Burlington, Ontario). We rely upon and promote teamwork among staff, paralegals and attorneys to meet the expectations of our clients. We look to hire people who are excellent at what they do and have a positive attitude of serving the client’s needs. We are a firm that values a diversity of ideas and experiences in an atmosphere that is collegial, informal and open. 

All interested applicants shall submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Martin L. Doster; Chief Operating Officer at mdoster@lippes.com


executive director - neighborhood legal services

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a private, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1976, providing free legal services to income-eligible individuals/families and persons with disabilities. NLS provides legal assistance in multiple areas, including housing, public benefits, family, and disability law. NLS employs over 75 attorneys and staff located in three offices serving Western New York.

NLS seeks a leader to promote and protect NLS’ vision and values through: program management; board relations; union relations; fiscal resource development, including grants, fundraising and donor cultivation; and creating strategic partnerships, both in the legal community and the community at large.

 The ideal candidate for NLS Executive Director will have:

·      Passion and demonstrated commitment to social and legal justice. Legal experience in fields that impact the impoverished and disabled is preferred;

·      A demonstrated ability to achieve long-term goals through supervision, mentoring, teambuilding, and empowering a highly talented and diverse staff;

·      A demonstrated understanding of, and/or direct experience with, policy and legislative advocacy, administrative rulemaking, impact litigation, communications (including social media), and innovative community-based     partnerships;

·      Ability to ensure that the organization is fiscally and administratively sound, and that its operations, communications, programs, partnerships, and development efforts are coordinated and support the mission;

·      Five or more years of progressively responsible relevant experience, including experience in administrative leadership and collaborative team work;

·      Ability and willingness to work with and delegate to multiple teams intra- and inter-organizationally, and to manage multiple tasks and projects in a timely manner;

·       Commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion;

·      Demonstrated initiative and creativity;

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, active listening skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, cross-difference competence, and experience working with low-income client communities;

·      Membership in good standing in a state bar;

·      A healthy self-awareness, ability to manage change, a sense of humor, and the capacity to take enjoyment from creating and supporting a positive, high-performing organizational learning environment.

NLS offers a competitive compensation package with a salary scale commensurate with experience and skills, and good holiday, paid time off, and health care benefits.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume and references to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Neighborhood Legal Services
237 Main Street, Suite 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
NLSExecutiveDirectorSearch@nls.org

NLS is an equal opportunity employer.


litigation associate

Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP is seeking to hire a Litigation Associate with 2 to 5 years of experience.  Must be admitted to the New York State Bar.  Excellent communication, strong research/writing skills and some courtroom experience preferred.  For more information about this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Office Administrator: employment@gmclaw.com.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.


tutor a student

Lawyers for Learning is a local program designed to assist our community's young people in improving their academic performance, self-esteem, and self-confidence, primarily through one-on-one tutoring.  Tutoring is open to all members of the Erie County legal community, including judges, attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, law students, and retirees.  Tutoring is a one-hour-per-week commitment.  You may also sign up to tutor with other colleagues if you want to share the weekly commitment. Sessions can be held any day Monday-Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m., Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m., or Monday-Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Tutoring begins in mid-October and takes place at Buffalo School #18, 750 West Avenue in Buffalo. If you would like to volunteer to tutor a child, please  visit www.lawyersforlearning.org to submit your application. For more information or questions, please contact the Lawyers for Learning tutoring coordinator, Ashlyn Capote at amcapote@kslnlaw.com or 716-853-3801. The School 18 students greatly appreciate this program and have shared the following video to express their appreciation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFaexPFFvmE.


liberty mutual

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Use Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters
  • Conduct necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings.
  • 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. Personally meet with, and maintain good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required.
  • Remain current with developments in the law; understand medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters.
  • Prepare and conduct training sessions for Legal, Claims or other departments as required.
  • Provide daily direction and guidance to junior attorneys.
  • Understand and creatively use technology; apply technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost.
  • Act as a team or group leader for an assigned group within the office.
  • Interface with Home Office Legal department.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of law school with LLB or JD and admission to the bar.
  • Special license to practice before a particular board or federal court may be necessary.
  • A minimum of 1 successful year experience as an attorney.
  • A general knowledge of insurance law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and the company.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and persuade by written or spoken word is critical.
  • Experience and ability appropriate to the level of cases or matters handled.

Benefits:

We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

  • 401K and Company paid pension plan
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Paid time-off
  • Pay-for-Performance
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Discount fitness memberships
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Credit Union membership
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance

Overview:

We believe strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

Please respond to Destin C. Santacrose at Destin.Santacrose@libertymutual.com


associate level patent attorney

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, one of the largest firms in Upstate New York with over 250 attorneys, seeks an associate-level patent attorney to work in a team environment for its sophisticated and growing Intellectual Property practice in its Buffalo office. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials and excellent communication skills with 2 to 4 years of experience, including experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications. While all technical disciplines will be considered, candidates will preferably possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or computer science. USPTO registration is required. We are an EEO Employer.

Please send resume and letter of application in confidence to:  hrbsk@bsk.com


Immigration Supervising Attorney

The Immigration Program of the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking a full time Supervising Attorney for our Batavia, NY office to supervise our work under the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, and some WNY county jails which hold immigrant women.

The ideal candidates will have at least three years’ experience in immigration removal proceedings, have some supervisory experience, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays.

Fluency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin is preferred, but not required.

The following are required:  admission to practice law; a strong commitment and sense of responsibility; strong oral and written advocacy skills; strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to supervise and work cooperatively with other staff members in a strong, but congenial and team building manner; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office, and to county jails in the eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driver’s license is required); a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases and tasks efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach, training and mentoring.

Please send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications for this position, and contact information for 3 references to: Robert M. Elardo, Executive Director/CEO, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 or relardo@ecbavlp.com. This position will be filled fairly quickly so please apply ASAP.

For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com.

VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible. 


Immigration Staff Attorneys

We are seeking to fill several full-time positions based in the Batavia, NY office of the Immigration Program of the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) to handle our work under the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, and some WNY county jails which hold immigrant women.
The ideal candidates will be admitted to practice law, have at least one year experience in litigation, preferably in immigration removal proceedings, and want a career in litigation defending low-income immigrants detained at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility who are subject to removal for a variety of reasons including criminal convictions, unlawful entry and visa overstays. The ability to speak both Spanish and English fluently is very highly preferred. In the alternative, fluency in French and Mandarin are also very desirable.  If the potential candidate possesses two or more years of immigration litigation experience but does not speak a language other than English, s/he is also encouraged to apply.
Also required are strong organizational skills to track and report required data about the work in a timely and accurate manner; an ability to work cooperatively with fellow staff and supervisors; the means and willingness to travel between the Buffalo office and the Batavia office, and to county jails in the eight counties of Western New York, as needed (a driver’s license is required); strong oral and written advocacy skills; a willingness to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of a team; the organizational ability required to juggle many cases efficiently; and the flexibility to handle other tasks which the attorney may be called upon to handle at VLP, such as community outreach and education.
Please send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications for this position, and contact information for 3 references to: Robert M. Elardo, Executive Director/CEO, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. 237 Main St, Suite 1000 Buffalo, NY 14203 or relardo@ecbavlp.com  There is an immediate need. Please apply ASAP.
For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com
VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is based on experience. VLP is a non-profit agency with excellent fringe benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and parking costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous leave time. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.

litigation attorney

The Tarantino Law Firm, LLP seeks a full-time attorney with 3 to 5 years of trial experience in the defense of personal injury or medical malpractice cases. Please forward a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to Brian Weidner at bweidner@tarantinolaw.com.


Associate - litigation

Bouvier Law LLP
350 Main Street, Suite 1800
Buffalo, NY 14202

We are looking for an Associate with strong research and writing skills.  2 years+ experience.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please email resume to drupnig@bouvierlaw.com


litigation attorney

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC seeks an ambitious litigator with 2 to 6 years of insurance defense litigation experience to practice in our Buffalo office.  Unparalleled opportunities are available for the right candidate. Candidate must be admitted to practice in New York and have excellent verbal, writing, research and analytical skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, 401k and more. Applicants should be ambitious, hardworking, self-motivated, and confident.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.  Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence to: careers@ruppbaase.com


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 three 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 Avenue Suite 120; Buffalo, NY  14202 or email: hrdept@lglaw.com


Insurance Defense Attorney

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak, LLP one of Buffalo’s premier law firms is currently seeking an attorney to join its Insurance Defense practice group in the heart of Downtown Buffalo.   KSLN is a mid-sized growing law firm with recognized leaders in their field who are looking to add to their team.  The successful candidate will have excellent research and writing skills along with 1-3 years’ experience with New York Civil Practice, including drafting motions, pleadings and independently conducting depositions.  A demonstrated proficiency in research and writing is required.  

The ideal candidate will also possess outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to provide exceptional service to our clients.

For confidential consideration, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to KLCatalano@kslnlaw.com.  Salary commensurate with experience.


staff attorney - attorneys for children unit

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. seeks an ambitious attorney to represent children in Family Court, primarily Article 10, JD and PINS matters. Family Law and trial experience preferred. Admission to New York State Bar required. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working with children or disabled. Salary is based on experience, up to a biweekly maximum of $2212.92. Reliable transportation required. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Email cover letter and resume to resume@legalaidbuffalo.org or mail a hard copy to Human Resources, 290 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, NY 14202 as soon as possible.  We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis. 


business and transactional associate attorney

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria seeks experienced Business Lawyer. Qualified candidates must be admitted to the NY Bar and have 3 - 6 years' experience in business law and transactional matters.
Send resume to: HR Manager; Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP; 42 Delaware Avenue, Suite 120; Buffalo, NY 14202 or email hrdept@lglaw.com.

lewis & lewis

Lewis & Lewis, P.C. is seeking applicants for a full-time attorney in our personal injury practice group.  Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York State with 10+ years of experience in all aspects of litigation including trial.  Competitive, six-figure salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to ejanicz@lewislaw.com.


litigation attorney

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., seeks an attorney admitted to practice in New York to join our general litigation department. Practice areas will include defense of a variety of personal injury and other tort claims, including auto, premises, products liability, and municipal matters in our Buffalo, New York office on a full time basis.

Excellent writing, communication skills, and 3 - 5 years of experience are required.  Position involves some travel. Submit resume and writing sample to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Attn: Susan Ruhland, Director of Human Resources, 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York   14202 or fax to 716-855-0874 or email to Susanr@hurwitzfine.com.


Workers' Compensation defense

Hamberger & Weiss is seeking applicants for a full-time associate attorney position in its Buffalo office. The practice is confined to workers' compensation defense. Recent law school graduates awaiting bar results and admitted attorneys are encouraged to apply. Please forward a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to Mr. F. Daniel Bowers at dbowers@hwcomp.com.


Assistant Public Defender

The Wyoming County Public Defender's Office is now accepting applications for a Full Time Assistant Public Defender at our office in Warsaw, New York. All applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar and in good standing.

An Assistant Public Defender represents clients in local criminal courts, County Courts and appellate proceedings. Applicants must possess strong advocacy skills, strong writing and communication skills, and ability to multi-task. It is desirous that applicant have felony trial experience. Night court appearances will be required. 

To apply, forward letter of interest and resume to the Wyoming County Public Defender, 18 Linwood Avenue, Warsaw, New York 14569.

This position is a county position subject to a satisfactory background investigation. 

NO PHONE CALLS. The Wyoming County Public Defender's Office is an equal opportunity employer.


associate attorney

Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP is seeking applicants for a full-time position in the area of foreclosure.  This associate attorney position is in our Amherst Office.  Candidates must  be admitted to practice in New York State.

Prior experience in the field of foreclosure/title/real estate preferred but not required.  Knowledge of the FDCPA and CFPB preferred. Candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to handle motion practice, primarily involving summary judgment, default applications, and service of process issues.  Applicants should be dependable, organized, detail oriented, self-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.  Advanced verbal and written communication skills, strong work ethic and demonstrated leadership skills are required.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to jberent@schillerknapp.com.


seeking attorney

William C. Grossman Law, PLLC, an East Amherst Collections Law Firm representing national clients, has an opening for a New York admitted Attorney with 0-2 years of collections and/or litigation experience. The attorney will be responsible for overseeing all stages of litigation from complaint filing to judgment to post-judgment recovery.  For more information and to apply for the position, please submit resume to bwagner@wcgrossmanlaw.com for consideration.