Patent Infringement and Litigation

Harris Beach represents patent owners and accused infringers in patent litigation throughout the United States. We represent corporations with a full range of services, including writing and responding to cease-and-desist letters, negotiating licenses, and taking cases through trial.

Temporary and Seasonal Visas (H-2A and H-2B)

Harris Beach PLLC maintains one of the largest temporary and seasonal visa practices in the country. L.J. D’Arrigo, co-leader of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, is a nationally recognized leader in processing seasonal visas. Our immigration attorneys work across New York state in our Syracuse, Buffalo, Ithaca, Rochester, Long Island, Albany and New York City offices and provide guidance to… Continue reading Temporary and Seasonal Visas (H-2A and H-2B)

Cannabis Economic Development

Harris Beach was one of the first statewide, full-service law firms to provide a variety of legal services to the cannabis industry.  An essential component to our Cannabis Industry Team is our firm’s Public Finance and Economic Development practice group, which can help you maximize state and local financial incentives for bringing investment and jobs… Continue reading Cannabis Economic Development

Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

The Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) program, a federal incentive, was created to encourage real estate development and investment in designated low-income areas known as “Opportunity Zones.”  These census tracts may receive funding from Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs), which allow a wide array of investors to pool their resources to rebuild distressed neighborhoods. Low-income areas will receive a… Continue reading Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

Corporate Immigration – Health Care

To remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, health systems must attract and retain top talent from around the world. While U.S. employers have the opportunity to select the best workers from a pool that extends beyond the domestic workforce, hiring a foreign worker presents many unique legal challenges. Our Immigration Law Practice Group includes immigration… Continue reading Corporate Immigration – Health Care

Navigating SEQRA Matters for Energy Development Projects

In New York state, energy projects below a certain threshold (fewer than 25 megawatts) are reviewed and approved by local municipalities under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), which generally requires completion of an environmental impact assessment. Our attorneys have a strong track record of providing guidance and counsel throughout the SEQRA… Continue reading Navigating SEQRA Matters for Energy Development Projects

Lobbying Compliance

If you interact with government officials in New York on a federal, state, or municipal level, you may be considered a “lobbyist.” Even if your title or primary job description does not include the words “lobbying,” “government affairs” or “advocacy,” some of your activities may constitute reportable lobbying. It is critical to understand the rules… Continue reading Lobbying Compliance

Corporate Compliance

Harris Beach attorneys help clients build and improve upon effective compliance programs. Corporate compliance today is much more than complying with the law. It is the practice of diligent management. The most effective compliance programs continue to evolve to keep up with an ever-changing landscape of risks. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in effective… Continue reading Corporate Compliance

Title IX Compliance

Recent changes in Title IX guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) require careful consideration by both educational institutions and students. The DOE has substantially changed the parameters for the legal treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct and sex-based discrimination on campuses. The risks of non-compliance for schools include significant brand damage, federal… Continue reading Title IX Compliance