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Goldberg Segalla LLP

Labor & Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2New York: UpstateUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected group known for its representation of municipalities across upstate New York, handling day-to-day employment counseling, litigation and traditional labor services. Exhibits strengths in a number of areas, from dismissal challenges to a diverse range of discrimination claims as well as handling labor relations, including employment contracts, collective bargaining and pension fund negotiations. Offers additional expertise in the manufacturing and transportation sectors as well as counseling school districts and housing providers.

Strengths

Clients note: "They are great business partners to help me look at the risks and ways to interpret my needs from a legal perspective."

Sources say: "They provide excellent coverage. They are knowledgeable of the law, efficient and very effective."

Work highlights

Acted for the City of Troy, New York in all of its labor and employment matters, including in negotiations with the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association over its demands for a retroactive pay increase.

Notable practitioners

Kristin Wheaton advises a wide range of employers on matters including discrimination and harassment claims.
"She is super responsive and very detailed."

Matthew Van Vessem has vast experience in employment-related dispute resolution, both in and out of court. His extensive client list includes nonprofits, municipal bodies and educational institutions.
"He is a consummate professional."

Sean Beiter handles a wide spectrum of issues that includes both traditional employment law work and union-related matters such as collective bargaining agreements.
"He is highly engaged and professional."

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New York: Upstate

Labor & Employment


Kristin K. Wheaton
Band 2
Matthew Van Vessem
Band 3
Sean Beiter
Band 1