Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has been proven effective in helping to minimize the time, expense and emotional stress often associated with traditional courtroom litigation. We apply a technical understanding of the law and nuanced negotiating skills as knowledgeable independent ADR neutrals, helping parties reach fair and equitable settlements to their disputes. We have the knowledge… Continue reading Alternative Dispute Resolution


Harris Beach is one of the few law firms in New York state with an Appellate Practice Group, recognizing that appellate practice is not simply a continuation of litigation, but rather a distinct practice area involving specialized skills, precise issue identification and different procedural considerations. Winning an appeal requires the lawyer to be familiar with… Continue reading Appellate

Business and Commercial Litigation

Harris Beach litigators represent clients ranging from global industry leaders to individual and family businesses. These include publicly-traded companies, privately-held businesses, private equity firms and not-for-profit organizations. We aggressively represent clients across industries in all aspects of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, mediations, arbitrations, and administrative investigations and proceedings.  Our deep… Continue reading Business and Commercial Litigation


Some of the largest names in financial services routinely trust Harris Beach for their collection challenges. Our Collections team’s extensive experience in all areas of retail, consumer, commercial and subrogation collections has helped us earn a reputation for aggressively and efficiently obtaining and collecting on judgments for the creditors we represent. With offices spanning New… Continue reading Collections

Commercial Real Estate

Harris Beach represents commercial developers, institutional lenders, corporations, partnerships, not-for-profits and other entities in the development, finance, sale, purchase and leasing of commercial real estate. We assist clients with shopping centers, hospitals, colleges, schools, office parks and industrial projects. Our clients rely on our knowledge and experience in both the private and public sectors in… Continue reading Commercial Real Estate


The Corporate Practice Group at Harris Beach represents and supports businesses of all sizes and at all stages, including mid-sized and closely-held organizations; emerging and growing businesses; and some of the largest private and public organizations in the country. We counsel clients in a broad range of industries including industrial and product manufacturing, construction, real… Continue reading Corporate

Diversity Compliance

As New York state’s diversity initiatives and mandates continue to evolve, our attorneys actively monitor opportunities, challenges and solutions for clients seeking to ensure compliance with laws regarding Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, or MWBEs, which are at least 51 percent owned and controlled by minority members and/or women. Recent events in this nation have… Continue reading Diversity Compliance

E-Discovery (e-info℠)

Fortune 500 corporations and leading national law firms trust the Harris Beach e-infoSM team to help minimize the risks and costs associated with e-discovery in some of their largest and most challenging legal disputes. Our approach differentiates us from other law firms and vendors in that we provide a comprehensive e-discovery service, from litigation hold… Continue reading E-Discovery (e-info℠)

Employee Benefits

Harris Beach assists clients in the design and administration of a wide variety of employee benefit plans, including tax-qualified pension, profit-sharing, 401(k) plans, and employee stock ownership plans; stock option plans; and other executive compensation arrangements. The firm has considerable experience in matters involving preretirement planning, the employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions and… Continue reading Employee Benefits