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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP


9 ranked lawyersBand 1New York: UpstateUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded corporate and M&A player valued for its longstanding ability to handle a range of significant transactions. Advises an impressive portfolio of public and private clients, including private equity funds, venture capital players and startups as well as companies in the telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors. Regularly acts as coordinating counsel in multinational transactions and also possesses a strong securities practice. Maintains upstate offices in Albany, Buffalo and Rochester.


One impressed client comments: "We have found the quality, professionalism and scope of the team to be consistently outstanding."

Another client says: "They are very thoughtful in terms of how to negotiate, and on where to guide their clients on very complicated structures. They are very good at providing explanations for people who are not attorneys."

Work highlights

Advised Athenex on its PIPE offering worth $60 million.

Notable practitioners

Alex McClean is increasingly recognized for his sophisticated representation of companies and investors in financings and related regulatory compliance.
"He understands our company so is able to work with us in a way that is very helpful."

Christine O'Connor has broad corporate expertise and advises emerging and established businesses and their investors on matters including M&A and financings.
"She has wide-ranging skills, a deep understanding of our business, excellent judgment, the ability to work well with all members of our team and the sense of how to bring in additional resources as required to deal with specific matters."

Craig Wittlin is the firm's managing partner and is noted for his substantial expertise advising on high-value M&A.

Edward Snyder frequently acts for private equity and venture capital funds in leveraged buyouts and complex financings.
"He has a great bedside manner and is highly reliable."

Mario Fallone heads the firm's venture capital practice and has notable expertise advising emerging companies and their investors on complex financings.
"He is thoughtful and business-minded." "He is incredibly thorough and always represents his clients' best interests."

Matthew Eldred assist with a number of corporate mandates, including high-stakes domestic and international transactions.
"He is great and super responsive." "He is very efficient."

Phillip Delmont handles a range of corporate issues, including M&A and joint ventures. His clients include those in the technology space.

Thomas Anderson is head of the firm's M&A practice and is well regarded for his transactional advice to public and private companies.
"He's incredibly responsive and consistently delivers an excellent work product." "He is pragmatic, thoughtful, and helps point out subtle issues I would have easily missed."

William Hoy is head of the firm's private equity practice and represents a range of funds and strategic investors in an array of transactional matters.
"William Hoy brings a level of confidence to negotiations and a really good sense of business realities, and he gets quickly to what counts while also sticking to the details." "He is exceptional in terms of work, professionalism and personal qualities."

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Our corporate attorneys provide companies with comprehensive counseling and assistance on a broad range of business and regulatory issues. We regularly represent public and private companies with entity formation, commercial agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate finance transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, and other transactions.

We work with accountants, bankers, underwriters, lenders, other third-party advisors, and funding sources. When appropriate we bring in talent from other firm practice areas such as employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, immigration, securities, private equity and venture capital, and tax, to ensure a deal gets done right.

We frequently coordinate non-U.S. aspects of transactions with counsel in foreign jurisdictions, including, in recent years, counsel in Asia, Australia, Latin and South America, and the European Union. Similarly, we act as special U.S. counsel to companies and law firms in foreign jurisdictions in connection with U.S. aspects of transactions.

We have a unique combination of expertise and rate structure that makes us a strong value proposition for clients engaging in corporate transactions, whether in New York State or across the United States, and a track record of successfully executing a variety of corporate transactions.


Coughlin, Gregory J. (Head of Department)

Hoy IV, William A (Head of Department)

McClean, Alex (Head of Department)

Anderson, Thomas R

Delmont, Phillip

Delmont, Phillip A.

Eldred, Matthew

Eldred, Matthew


Harter Secrest & Emery LLP


1600 Bausch & Lomb Place


New York


NY 14604-2711

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York: Upstate


Alex McClean
Up and Coming
Christine O'Connor
Band 4
Craig Wittlin
Eminent Practitioners
Edward Snyder
Band 4
Mario C. Fallone
Band 3
Matthew Eldred
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