Firm Profile

Harris Beach PLLC


99 Garnsey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
United States
(585) 419.8800

Firm Details

Founded in 1856, Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal.  Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state as well as nationally and internationally.  Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.  Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturers, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.  The firm’s over 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Harris Beach Values

Harris Beach believes in solutions. Through the strategic application of our resources, relationships, and legal expertise, we build the right team to get the job done for our clients – efficiently and cost-effectively. We take pride in crafting innovative, practical, and comprehensive solutions to our clients’ pressing challenges.

Every person at Harris Beach is committed to being accessible, productive, responsive, and technologically sophisticated to provide the utmost value to our clients. We stand behind the statement that in our practice and client service, we will be to our clients “Lawyers you’ll swear by. Not at.”

Honesty, sincerity, openness, and fairness are the building blocks of integrity. By embracing these values and holding ourselves to the highest levels of personal and professional behavior in all our relationships, we have earned the trust and respect to become a firm our clients truly swear by.

Our culture of understanding, compassion, and respect for each other naturally carries through to our relationships with our clients and gives rise to active involvement in our communities. Harris Beach believes in the fundamental dignity of each individual and every employee is valued for his or her unique experiences and perspectives. The rich diversity of our workforce, which reflects the communities we serve, enhances our work environment and the legal solutions we provide our clients.

We value the unique skills of each individual at Harris Beach and strategically leverage our broad knowledge base to build dedicated, interdisciplinary, problem-solving teams that are greater than the sum of their parts. Bringing our best team thinking to bear for our clients allows us to understand and anticipate their challenges, and provide breakthrough solutions.  We listen to others and are responsive when others need assistance.

Applied ingenuity is the impetus of our success at Harris Beach. We value and reward creativity and innovation, and provide our professionals with an entrepreneurial yet collegial atmosphere where we take our work, but not necessarily ourselves, seriously. This environment gives rise to the free flow of ideas which we transform into forward thinking client solutions.

Harris Beach recognizes everyone has a right to be included. By respecting and embracing our differences, we create an environment that optimizes our talent and promotes fresh thinking and innovative solutions that exceed client expectations. Sharing experiences from our diverse backgrounds increases the quality of everyone’s contributions, enhancing the services we provide.



John McManus
Managing Partner - Albany
Robert Murray
Managing Partner - Buffalo
John McManus
Managing Partner - Saratoga Springs
Seth T. Hiland
Managing Partner - Ithaca
Heidi Schult Gregory
Managing Partner - Rochester
David M. Capriotti
Managing Partner - Syracuse
Thomas J. Garry
Managing Partner - Uniondale

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Health Care with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Pittsford with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford with 40 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford in Banking and Finance Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford in Commercial Litigation with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford in Corporate Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford in Employment Law - Management with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford in Labor Law - Management with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Pittsford in Real Estate Law with 6 lawyers


  • Puerto Rican Bar Association's Law Firm Diversity Award
  • Profiles in Diversity Journal CEO Leadership in Action Award
  • 2012 HR Excellence Award - diversity excellence category
  • Employer Support Freedom Award - Secretary of Defense
  • Rochester Black Bar Association's Diversity Recognition Award
  • Family Friendly Employer Award from Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys


David J. Edwards
Construction and Surety Law
585 419-8812
Jeffrey J. Weiss
Educational Institutions
(716) 200-5141
Kevin T. Bezio
Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
(518) 701-2718
Craig M. Spierer
Food and Beverage
(516) 880-8379
Michael F. Nozzolio
Food and Beverage
(585) 419-8648
Thomas J. Garry
Health Care
Danielle M. Rizzo
(716) 200-5149
Leonard J. D'Arrigo
(518) 701-2770
Joseph D. Picciotti
Insurance Coverage
(585) 419-8629
Darius P. Chafizadeh
Land Use and Zoning
(914) 683-1212
Joseph D. Picciotti
Land Use and Zoning
(585) 419-8629
Jack M. Martins
Real Estate Developers
(516) 880-8399
James R. Muldoon
Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Drones
(315) 214-2021
Frank C. Muggia
Veterinary Medicine
(716) 200-5131
Victoria A. Graffeo
Appellate Litigation & Advocacy
518 701-2744
Douglas A. Foss
Automotive & Vehicles
H. Todd Bullard
Automotive & Vehicles
Dale A. Worrall
Business & Commercial Litigation
585 419-8620
Douglas A. Foss
Business & Commercial Litigation
Charles W. Russell
Commercial Real Estate
David M. Clar
Alan M. Winchester
Edward A. Trevvett
Educational Institutions
585 419-8643
David M. Mehalick
Employee Benefits
William M. Flynn
Frank Pavia
Environmental Practice Group
(585) 419-8709
Patrick M. Malgieri
Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
(585) 419-8665
Wendy A. Kinsella
Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
Thomas A. DeSimon
Government Compliance and Investigations
Justin P. Runke
Health Care
Patrick J. Dalton
Industrial and Consumer Manufacturing
Neal L. Slifkin
Intellectual Property Practice Group
Neal L. Slifkin
Internet Law
Daniel J. Moore
Labor & Employment Law
Abbie L. Eliasberg Fuchs
Mass Torts & Industry Wide Litigation
212 313-5408
Frederick H. Fern
Medical and Life Sciences
212 313-5402
Judi Abbott Curry
Medical and Life Sciences
Patrick M. Malgieri
Municipalities and Local Agencies
585 419-8665
Stanley Goos
Abbie L. Eliasberg Fuchs
Product Liability and Comprehensive General Liablity
212 313-5408
Charles I. Schachter
Public Finance and Economic Development
Russell E. Gaenzle
Public Finance and Economic Development
(585) 419-8718
Francis L. Gorman, III
Real Estate Developers
(585) 419-8628
Joshua A. Penner
Science and Technology
585 419-8690
David M. Mehalick
Tax Law
(585) 419-8657
William M. Flynn
Thomas A. DeSimon
White Collar Crime
Audrey Patrone Peartree
Wills, Trusts and Estates

Firm Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Cannabis Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Economic Development Law
  • Education Law
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Utilities Law
  • Venture Capital Law

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New Jersey

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Newark, NJ

One Gateway Center, Suite 2500

Newark, NJ 07102

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(973) 848.1244

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New York

New York

Albany, NY

677 Broadway, Suite 1101

Albany, NY 12207

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(518) 427.9700

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Buffalo, NY

Larkin at Exchange, Suite 1000

726 Exchange Street

Buffalo, NY 14210

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(716) 200.5050

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Ithaca, NY

119 East Seneca Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

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(607) 273.6444

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New York, NY

100 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

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(212) 687.0100

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Pittsford, NY

99 Garnsey Road

Pittsford, NY 14534

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(585) 419.8800

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Saratoga Springs, NY

358 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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(518) 587.0551

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Syracuse, NY

333 West Washington Street, Suite 200

Syracuse, NY 13202

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(315) 423.7100

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Uniondale, NY

The Omni, Suite 901

333 Earle Ovington Boulevard

Uniondale, NY 11553

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(516) 880.8484

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White Plains, NY

445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1206

White Plains, NY 10601

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(914) 683.1200

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