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product Liability attorney

Colucci & Gallaher, P.C. seeks an associate attorney with 3-5 years of litigation experience to join its diverse litigation practice. Experience handling product liability litigation is necessary. Candidates must be willing to travel. First-rate research and writing skills are essential. Generous compensation package includes competitive salary, health insurance, and 401(k) plan. Please submit resume, writing sample, references, and salary requirements here.


Insurance Defense Attorney

Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC seeks an ambitious insurance defense attorney with excellent verbal, writing, research, and analytical skills, to join our team in the Buffalo, NY office. The ideal candidate will be admitted to practice in NY and have 4+ years of experience managing cases independently, reporting to insurance carriers, conducting depositions and preparing cases for trial. Our generous benefits package, including health insurance, 401k match, in-house CLE credits, and a business casual dress code are just some of the reasons why we are consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work by Buffalo’s Business First..
Who We Are: Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham is a law firm driven by forward-thinking attorneys who embrace our clients’ enterprising spirit.  We are committed to excellence in the practice of law and we value collaborative, human working relationships with people who share our optimism and energy. Our team takes an innovative approach, creatively looking at every challenge from every angle to reveal opportunities for our clients and our employees.
If you feel you’re a fit for our innovative practice submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample in confidence to: careers@ruppbaase.com.
All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status


Attorney

Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC is seeking qualified applicants admitted to the New York State Bar to work primarily out of our Buffalo office.  The majority of the work will focus on Social Security Disability and SSI claims. Responsibilities include client interaction, analysis of disability claims, review of medical records, court appearances and appeals to U.S. District Court.  Some travel will be required between our Buffalo and Rochester offices. Applicants should be ambitious, hard working, and possess excellent customer service skills, excellent research and writing skills as well as effective communication skills.  We will provide training in all aspects of representing clients seeking to obtain SSD and SSI benefits.Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to HRdept@jeffreyfreedman.com.


Staff Attorney (Ithica)

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is searching for a staff attorney for our Ithaca office. PLS is a statewide program providing civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. PLS engages in civil rights advocacy and litigation primarily in cases involving claims relating to serious mental health and medical needs, unconstitutional conditions of confinement, prolonged placement in solitary confinement, the treatment of juveniles and veterans, child visitation and support, excessive use of force and sentence computation issues. PLS hires attorneys who are committed to providing legal services to the disadvantaged. Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York State or have recently taken the N.Y. State Bar exam. The ideal applicant will have experience in at least one of the following areas: prisoners’ rights, New York State family law, veterans’ rights, civil legal services, civil rights, poverty law or federal litigation. Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of complex analytical work. Applicants must possess excellent legal research and writing skills, strong communications skills, and a desire to participate in a collaborative work environment. We have a need for attorneys who are fluent in Spanish. PLS offers a salary that is competitive with other public interest law firms in upstate New York, and sets salaries depending on experience. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and at least three (3) references by email to: Ahull@plsny.org. Due to the volume of applications expected, only people who are contacted for interviews will receive a response. The position will remain open until filled.


General Counsel

Since 1957, Aleron (formerly Superior Group) companies have been relied on to deliver end-to-end workforce and business solutions underpinned by our consultative, proactive approach.  Aleron companies—including Acara Solutions, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, and others—are unified by a common vision:  connecting people and business in ways that change lives.  As the backbones of our organization, Aleron Shared Resources employees are critical and highly valued for their expert, cross-company support. Please send resumes to Sine Lorenzen- lorenzens@aleroninc.com. Click here for full job description.


Labor relations specialists

Erie 1 BOCES is seeking two (2) qualified candidates to fill the roles of Labor Relations Specialist and Senior Labor Relations Specialist.  These positions are responsible for the provision of Labor Relations Services to participating school districts in conjunction with the Director and other division staff.  The successful candidates will possess knowledge and experience in public sector personnel and contract administration, collective bargaining, and other labor relations matters.  Knowledge of applicable federal and New York State laws and regulations pertaining to pupil personnel issues is also preferred.  Salary for both positions will be commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent benefits and working environment.  Candidates must apply online at http://e1b.org/About-Us/Employment , classified positions, posting # 0718-0003 and 0718-0004.  


Assistant Federal Public Defender (rochester)


Personal Injury attorney

Company:                  William Mattar, P.C.
Position Available:    Personal Injury Attorney
Location:                    Williamsville, NY
William Mattar, P.C. is a growing law firm whose focus is on motor vehicle accident injury cases. The firm's home office is located in Williamsville, NY servicing areas in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Utica, Watertown, and Binghamton. At William Mattar, P.C. our objective is to obtain the best possible results for our clients in the least amount of time.  We aspire to do this through our commitment to high ethical standards, integrity, dedication and superior customer service.  Our firm is committed to Helping People.  We foster an enjoyable work environment though mutual respect and team work.
We are seeking Attorneys with different levels of experience to handle client cases from the initial client meeting through resolution. Must have an excellent understanding of the CPLR, No Fault Regulations, various auto and property insurance coverage, and endorsements. Candidate must be admitted to practice law in New York State and have a JD from an ABA accredited Law School.

Apply here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=abd8e807-c581-4fef-a773-b924265bdb9d&jobId=12134&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001


assistant court analyst


insurance coverage attorney

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., seeks an attorney admitted to practice in New York to join our insurance coverage practice group in our Buffalo, New York office on a full time basis.  Qualified candidates should have 3 – 5 years of experience in insurance policy analysis and/or insurance related litigation.  Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills are required.  Position involves some travel.
Submit resume and writing sample to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Attn: Susan Ruhland, Director of Human Resources, 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York   14202 or fax to 716-332-7411 or email to Susanr@hurwitzfine.com
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or qualified applicants for employment based on: race, creed, color, national origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression and sexual orientation), age, disability, marital status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristic, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other status prohibited by federal, state or local law. In addition, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. https://www.hurwitzfine.com/about#Diversity


Ny labor law attorney

We are seeking an Attorney to join our Labor Department.  Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience handling NYS Labor Law 200, 240(1) and 241(6) cases.  Must have experience with all aspects of litigation including trial, strong academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical and communication skills.  Successful candidate must be able to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. 
Send cover letter and resume and to:
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
Att:  Human Resources Department
1300 Liberty Building
Buffalo, NY  14202
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or qualified applicants for employment based on: race, creed, color, national origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression and sexual orientation), age, disability, marital status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristic, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other status prohibited by federal, state or local law. In addition, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. https://www.hurwitzfine.com/about#Diversity


Attorney

Small Syracuse law firm seeks admitted attorney with 1-3 years’ experience for immediate opening, to assist in general business, real property development/financing and construction litigation practice areas.  Interested applicants please contact F. Scott Molnar, Esq. at smolnar@bcplegal.com.


Senior Attorney


Digital Services and Emerging Payments Counsel

Company: M&T Bank
Position: Counsel – Digital Services and Emerging Payments
Location- Buffalo, NY
The successful candidate will support business units of M&T Bank Corporation (and its affiliates) (“MTB”) that provide digital banking services and that are involved in emerging payment initiatives. Digital services include MTB’s public-facing websites, online banking platforms, telephone banking and mobile banking. Emerging payment initiatives include real-time-payments, person-to-person payments and emerging authentication technology, such The Clearing House (TCH) real-time-payment system, Zelle payment service, Apple Pay and Google wallet and payment solutions. In particular, business units that provide digital banking services concentrate on the use of electronic and emerging technology to develop and enhance products, services and customer experience related to cards, payments and other consumer and business online banking activities.
More specifically, this candidate will provide legal support for:
Day-to-day legal matters for the business lines that provide digital banking services and that are involved in emerging payment initiatives
Advice on the development and implementation of new digital and emerging payment products and services, such as mobile banking applications, digital wallets and real-time payments
Initiatives to enhance digital engagement and interaction with customers, such as social media initiatives and initiatives to enhance customer-experience and usage of digital services
Drafting and updating template contracts and forms for the provision of digital services and emerging payment services, such as MTB’s Digital Services Agreement
When necessary, drafting and negotiating contracts with consumer and business customers for the provision of digital services and emerging payment services
Advice on relevant federal and state consumer and non-consumer laws and regulations relating to digital services and emerging payments, including the E-Sign Act and UETA, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Data Privacy laws, FFIEC Guidance on Authentication, Electronic Funds Transfers Act (EFTA) and Regulation E, Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and UDAAP
Overseeing any outside counsel used to provide legal advice on digital services and emerging payments
Participating in industry meetings and groups, including The Clearing House (TCH), to keep abreast of laws and issues affecting digital services and emerging payments
Participating in MTB committees relating to digital services and emerging payments
Working with Compliance, Risk, Vendor Management, Privacy Office and Audit with respect to digital services and emerging payments
Advising senior management and other personnel on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks, affecting digital services and emerging payments
Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree required. Licensed to practice law in, as applicable, New York or Delaware (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license in New York or Delaware, as applicable).
Minimum of 4 plus years plus of experience as an attorney
Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change
Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements
Experience advising digital services and/or payments laws
Experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues
Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization
Demonstrated experience in leading others, both through direct relationships and/or indirectly (influencing without direct authority)
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/counsel-%E2%80%93-digital-services-and-emerging-payments-3dhtl/J3R27G6BH2HC27PMYKC.

Private Banking Counsel

Company: M&T Bank
Position: Counsel – Private Banking
Location: Buffalo, NY
The successful candidate will be providing primary legal counsel and support to Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Management Private Banking division. This includes Private Banking products and services, advisory lending and banking, bridge financing, securities-based lines of credit, specialized asset-backed loans, and other financial products and services. More specifically, the successful candidate will assist in:
Supporting and advising Private Bankers with respect to consumer and commercial lending transactions, deposit accounts and retirement accounts.
Serve as Private Banking’s primary contact in Legal Department for all legal issue
Advise on Private Banking expansion in new markets
Approve and oversee outside legal counsel used by Private Banking to close credit transactions
Address day-to-day legal issues on new and existing credit transactions, including reviewing, negotiating and revising credit documents
Monitor and advise Private Banking on any relevant federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines relating to credit (e.g., UCC Article 9, ECOA and Regulation B, FCRA, Fair Lending, Anti-Tying Regulations, etc.)
Review powers of attorney and trust agreements, and similar documents including: negotiating and drafting modifications to the business’s standard loan documents and assisting business with custom credit solutions
Identify legal risks associated with Private Banking products and services; collaborating with the business to develop plans to mitigate such risks with a view towards the risk appetite of the organization
Working cooperatively with primary subject matter experts in the Legal Division
Partnering with other areas of the organization on Private Banking matters
Providing legal analysis of new business opportunities and new service offerings
Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree required. Licensed to practice law in New York or Delaware (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license in New York or Delaware, as applicable).
Minimum of 4 years of attorney experience
Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment
Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements
Strong substantive background with federal and state consumer financial services laws, and in particular, Regulation B, Regulation E, Regulation Z, and Regulation DD.
Experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues
Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; regulatory officials; risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/private-banking-counsel-3dhq7/J3S3W46ZSY6W17C0HMH.

Consumer Leading Counsel

Company: M&T Bank
Position: Consumer Lending Counsel
Location: Buffalo, NY
The Consumer Lending Counsel will provide legal support to M&T Bank’s consumer lending business lines and products including direct lending origination and routine servicing (installment loans, overdraft lines of credit, credit card, and home equity lines of credit) and indirect lending origination and routine servicing (auto and recreational finance).
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide legal advice to business line on product development, operations, originations and routine servicing, including creating required customer facing agreements, documents and disclosures.
Advise clients on applicability of federal and state consumer banking laws and regulations to products and services.
Advise consumer business line on legal matters relating to compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations such as the Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Bank Secrecy Act, as well as the regulations that implement those laws.
Identify legal risks associated with supported business lines and products; collaborate with clients to develop plans to mitigate such risks with a view towards the risk appetite of the bank.
Work cooperatively with the Compliance Department to keep current with all changes to laws and advise the business units of necessary changes in a timely manner.
Assist with responses to regulatory and customer complaints.
Work cooperatively with the business units and Compliance Department to facilitate the successful implementation of new products and services.
Cross-functional collaboration with other departments within the Bank, including the Compliance Department, risk, oversight, and audit.
Research and analyze laws, rules and other legal developments, and describe how those matters affect products and services offered by the Bank.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
J.D. Degree.
4+ years previous experience as a consumer attorney.
New York State or applicable state bar admission.
IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
4 years of relevant work experience within a financial services legal division.
Superior analytical and collaborative skills; ability to work independently.
Strong substantive background with federal and state consumer financial services laws, and in particular, Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity), Regulation V (Fair Credit Reporting), Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and UDAAP.
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company
with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/consumer-lending-counsel-3dh9b/J3Q4BV68MT3WDBX286Q.

Corporate benefits & erisa attorney

Company: M&T Bank
Counsel – Corporate Benefits & ERISA Attorney
Location: Buffalo, NY
The successful candidate will be supporting M&T Bank’s HR Division, primarily matters relating to development and administration of employee retirement and welfare benefit plans.
More specifically, the successful candidate will assist in:
Serving as one of the legal advisors to the HR Division, including providing ongoing day-to-day legal advice and support for the Division’s Compensation and Benefits Department
Drafting and reviewing qualified and non-qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans and all related documents
Negotiating and drafting agreements with third party administrators and benefit service providers
Advising the Division on applicability of federal and state benefit laws and regulations
Advising the Division on legal matters relating to compliance with applicable state and federal retirement and benefit laws and regulations such ERISA, state and federal tax, HIPAA, and ACA
Identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risks affecting the Division; collaborating with HR to develop plans to mitigate such risks with a view towards the risk appetite of the corporation
Overseeing external counsel used to support the Division
Assisting with responses to regulatory inquiries and employee benefit claims, appeals, and litigation
Keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory
developments, including legal risks
Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree required. Licensed to practice law in New York (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license in New York).
Minimum of 4 plus years of relevant experience
Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities, and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change
Experience advising on employee retirement and benefit laws and regulations such ERISA, state and federal tax, HIPAA, and ACA
Experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues
Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; regulatory officials; risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/corporate-benefits-erisa-counsel-3di42/J3M00M705T6PVQW2SN2.

Global capital markets counsel

Company: M&T Bank
Position: Global Capital Markets Counsel
Location: Buffalo, NY
Vice President, Counsel – Global Capital Markets
The successful candidate will have knowledge including matters relating to its role acting as trustee, agent and/or other capacities on capital markets transactions (e.g., syndicated debt, corporate debt, public finance, distressed debt, municipal and re-insurance collateralization, mergers and acquisitions, large and complex trusts etc.) and structured finance transactions (e.g., securitizations, equipment finance, project finance etc.). Such capacities might include, for example, acting as owner trustee, indentured trustee, paying agent, disbursement agent, administrative agent, registrar, calculation agent, exchange agent, liquidating agent, security agent, escrow agent and/or collateral agent.
The GCM Division also provides institutional custody services to companies and entity management services, such as corporate governance services (e.g., the provision of directors and officers, corporate secretarial services) for special purpose vehicles (SPVs).
Responsibilities will include supporting both the domestic and international offices of the GCM Division. Wilmington Trust’s international offices are located in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
More specifically, the successful candidate will assist in:
Serving as one of the legal advisors to the GCM Division, including providing ongoing day-to-day legal advice and support for the GCM division
Negotiating customer agreements for services offered by the GCM division
Identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risks affecting the GCM Division
Overseeing external counsel used to support the GCM Division
Lend appropriate expertise and experience in supporting the GCM Division’s international offices, including working with local external counsel to provide legal advice
Providing legal support for special projects, such as revising and rationalizing template contracts used by the GCM division
Partnering with the organization’s compliance, risk and audit groups on GCM Division matters
Providing legal analysis of new business opportunities and new service offerings
Developing and implementing strategic policies and procedures for the legal support of the GCM Division
Providing legal support to the GCM Division for enterprise-wide projects and matters
Keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks
Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree required. Licensed to practice law in New York or Delaware (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license in New York or Delaware, as applicable).
3 plus years plus of relevant experience
Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change
Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements
Experience advising on capital markets transactions (e.g., syndicated debt, corporate debt, public finance, distressed debt, municipal and re-insurance collateralization, mergers and acquisitions, large trusts etc.) and/or structured finance transactions (e.g., securitizations, equipment finance, project finance etc.)
Experience working on international capital markets and/or structured finance transactions and/or supporting local external counsel in foreign jurisdictions
Experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues
Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; regulatory officials; risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/global-capital-markets-counsel-3dhot/J3R4MZ6CG30NRHKGVWC.

Corporate litigation attorney

Company: M&T Bank Positions: Corporate Litigation Attorney Location: Buffalo, NY
The Corporate Litigation Attorney will provide legal advice, guidance and support to mitigate M&T Bank’s exposure arising from pending and threatened litigation.
Essential Position Responsibilities: Management of legal disputes, lawsuits and claims involving the company. Managing outside counsel’s handling of the company’s legal matters. Providing advice to clients on mitigation of litigation and other legal risk. Management of e-discovery, litigation holds and complex discovery, under the supervision of Senior Legal Counsel and working with departmental paralegals.
Nature and Scope: Management of various litigation matters involving M&T Bank. Advising clients on a variety of legal issues across a broad range of business departments, including matters that may be complex and/or may present substantial risk to the company. Be a trusted advisor to the business by ensuring that legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner and meets the needs of the relevant business department. Provide support and guidance to business departments regarding litigation and other legal risks. Manage risk and implement policies and procedures of Legal Department. Conduct internal investigations.
Customers: Provide legal advice to various business lines or area. Proactively communicate with clients and provide updates on material legal developments and their implications. Ensure senior legal management is fully briefed on issues arising in relevant business area and legislative changes in area of expertise/specialty. Manage outside attorneys.
Management of Risk: Ensure compliance, operational risk controls, in accordance with M&T Bank or regulatory standards and policies. Optimize relations with regulators by addressing any issues. Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand. Identification and management of legal risk.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of 4 years commercial litigation experience or equivalent, preferably with larger regional firm and experience in handling matters in Supreme Court, Commercial Division Juris Doctorate degree as well as admission to New York Bar and/or another state bar within M&T Bank’s footprint and admissions to a federal district court Strong advocacy, negotiation, interpersonal, organizational, legal research and verbal/written communication skills Trial, arbitration and mediation experience preferred
Ideal Qualifications: Proficiency with personal computers and software packages Significant experience with legal research systems (Lexis, Westlaw)
Familiarity with electronic legal billing systems and time recording systems is helpful Proficiency with Court electronic filing systems Knowledge of banking or mortgage business is a plus, but not required
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/commercial-litigation-counsel-3dirp/J3M6TT751HKGR27D2G4.


Fiduciary Counsel

Company: M&T Bank
Position: Fiduciary Counsel
Location: Buffalo NY
The successful candidate will be supporting the Wealth Advisory Services Division (“WAS Division”) of Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank, particularly on matters relating to Wilmington Trust and M&T Bank’s fiduciary role as trustee, executor or personal representative for wealth clients. The candidate must have experience in trust & estate, tax and fiduciary laws. We will consider full-time or part-time candidates.
More specifically, the successful candidate will assist in:
Providing legal review and advice to the WAS Division relating to new business opportunities, in particular, where Wilmington Trust or M&T Bank acts as new and/or successor trustee of a trust or executor or personal representative of a decedents estate. The candidate should be familiar with Delaware and other state direction trusts, delegated trusts and/or fully discretionary trusts; tax planning structures; entity formation documents; and other sophisticated estate planning structures. The candidate must have experience handling sophisticated ultra-high-net-worth trusts and estates.
As part of the legal review of new and/or successor trust relationships, providing advice and analysis on: international, federal and multi-state trust & estate laws; international, federal and multi-state tax laws, including generation skipping transfer tax (GSTT); situs and conflicts of law; discretionary distributions. In addition, the candidate should be comfortable providing advice and analysis on: conflicts of interest, including OCC regulatory guidance relating to conflicts of interest; principal and income; and closely held and unique assets, such as LLCs, LPs, partnerships; entity formation; real estate; and loan structures.
Developing and implementing strategic policies, procedures, templates and forms to help standardize and streamline the review of new and successor trusts for the WAS Division.
Providing advice and support relating to trust, estate and fiduciary legal analysis for other divisions of M&T Bank, such as the Private Banking group and M&T Securities group, including review of trust and estates instruments.
Preparing appointment, acceptance and resignation paperwork for trust customers, including release, refunding and indemnification agreements; reviewing predecessor trustee refunding and indemnification documents.
Working with the WAS Division’s paralegals to develop template forms for some of the abovementioned documents, as well as policies and procedures to streamline the legal preparation and negotiation of those documents.
Identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risks affecting the WAS Division, including assisting with the review of business line practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements and mitigate risk.
Partnering with the organization’s compliance, risk and audit groups on WAS Division matters affecting trust and fiduciary customers; keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks.
Serving as legal counsel on appropriate business division committee meetings for the WAS Division.
Conducting research and participating in industry association meetings and think-tanks to keep abreast of relevant laws, regulations, legal developments and industry issues affecting the WAS Division.
Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree required. Licensed to practice law in Delaware or New York (or ability to obtain in-house counsel license in Delaware or New York, as applicable)
Minimum of four (4) plus years of relevant trust & estate, tax and fiduciary law experience
Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change
Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirement
Experience in trust & estates, tax and fiduciary law; advising on trust and estate administration, fiduciary income tax and other fiduciary and investment law issues; risk and conflict analysis; and knowledge of Delaware trust law or the Uniform Trust Act
Strong desire to support the identification, evaluation and escalation of legal risk issues
Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including the senior business leaders; outside counsel; regulatory officials; risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives
ABOUT M&T At M&T, we understand what's important when you're considering a career change: a company with a solid history of responsible growth and positive earnings. A company committed to the communities it serves, one that rewards performance and provides employees with opportunities to direct their own career paths. M&T is a company with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Status.
If interested please apply to: https://careers.mtb.com/en-US/job/fiduciary-attorney-3di41/J3N4JP69DDL4DPHTWLX.

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Assistant Supervising attorney Family law unit


Bankruptcy Attorney

NEW position! Gross Polowy, LLC is seeking an attorney to join our team that has 1-5 years’ experience representing creditors in bankruptcy court. Candidate must have the ability to adapt to changing policies, procedures & practices and be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational skills are a must. Competitive salary and benefits package available. Gross Polowy is an established yet rapidly growing law firm located in Williamsville, NY and has been noted in Buffalo’s Business First as 2016, 2017 and 2018’s Best Places to Work! Come join our team and send your resume to Gross Polowy LLC’s HR department at hr@grosspolowy.com


Torts and Insurance Attorney (Albany)

Barclay Damon LLP, a 275-attorney law firm, with 33 practice offerings and eleven offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, is seeking a full-time Associate for its Albany office to join its Torts & Products Liability Defense Practice Area.  The Associate should have 1-3 years of torts defense experience. Candidate must be licensed to practice in the state of New York; have superior verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; and have demonstrated abilities to work directly with clients and develop and execute service strategies.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample in confidence to: 

Recruitment Coordinator
Barclay Damon LLP
Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: Recruitment Coordinator Email: jobs@barclaydamon.com
LOCATION(S): Albany
Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H,


Immigration Attorney


Trust and Estates Attorney 

Barclay Damon LLP, a 275-attorney law firm, with 33 practice offerings and eleven offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, is seeking a full-time Associate for its Buffalo office to join the Trust and Estates Practice Area. The Associate attorney will support a robust trust and estate practice and advise clients on trust and estate issues, perform transactional work, including preparation and drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other documents, administer trust and estates, including assistance with accountings and tax returns as well as perform related research and due diligence.  The Associate Attorney will also be responsible to maintain client relationships and work with various partners across the firm platform. Strong communication, writing skills and work ethic are required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum two years of progressively responsible experience in trust and estates practice and be able to demonstrate development of knowledge and experience in this practice area.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample in confidence to:

Recruitment Coordinator
Barclay Damon LLP
Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: Recruitment Coordinator Email: jobs@barclaydamon.com
LOCATION(S): Buffalo, Barclay Damon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H


Litigation attorney

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., seeks a motivated attorney to join our litigation practice group in Albany, NY.  The candidate will assist in general litigation, insurance defense, including commercial, auto and other litigation matters as needed. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3 - 7 years of experience. Must have experience with all aspects of litigation including trial, strong academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical and communication skills.  Successful candidate must be able to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Attn: Susan Ruhland, 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York 14202 or fax to 716-332-7411 or email to Susanr@hurwitzfine.com Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or qualified applicants for employment based on: race, creed, color, national origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression and sexual orientation), age, disability, marital status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristic, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other status prohibited by federal, state or local law. In addition, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. https://www.hurwitzfine.com/about#Diversity


Litigation attorney

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., seeks an attorney admitted to practice in New York to join our general litigation department in our Buffalo, New York office on a full time basis.  Practice areas will include defense of a variety of personal injury and other tort claims, including auto, premises, products liability and municipal matters.  Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills are required, along with 2 - 5 years of litigation experience.  Position involves some travel. Submit resume and writing sample to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., Attn: Susan Ruhland, Director of Human Resources, 1300 Liberty Building, Buffalo, New York   14202 or fax to 716-332-7411 or email to Susanr@hurwitzfine.com Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or qualified applicants for employment based on: race, creed, color, national origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression and sexual orientation), age, disability, marital status, religion, predisposing genetic characteristic, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other status prohibited by federal, state or local law. In addition, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. https://www.hurwitzfine.com/about#Diversity


labor and employment Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking an attorney to join the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Buffalo office. We will consider candidates with at least one year of legal experience and an interest and aptitude in labor and employment law.  Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong academic record. The attorneys in Hodgson Russ’s Labor & Employment Practice group have extensive experience counseling public and private employers in matters involving a wide range of labor, employment, and education laws. Please visit the careers section of our website to apply. http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html


Estates and Trusts Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking an attorney to join the Estates and Trusts practice group in the firm’s Buffalo office. The successful candidate will have three or more years’ experience which includes sophisticated estate planning, drafting, and estate and trust administration. Strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required. Candidates with a background in tax may also be considered. Resumes can be submitted on our website http://www.hodgsonruss.com/careers-laterals.html.


Family Law Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. seeks to hire a full time family law attorney to work in our Niagara Falls office. Duties include: litigation, counsel and advice, and community education.  Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice in New York State, good communication and writing skills, demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of a legal services program, sensitivity to the needs of persons challenged by poverty and/or disability.  Must have evening court and event availability.   Salary based on experience. Generous benefit package.  May be eligible for student loan forgiveness program.  Spanish speaking helpful. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are gay, lesbian, and/or transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please indicate which position(s) you wish to be considered for, and send resume and references to (no phone calls please):  Sandra Fudala, Office Manager, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, sfudala@nls.org


Housing Law Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. seeks to hire a full time housing/landlord/tenant law attorney to work in our Niagara Falls office. Duties include: litigation, counsel and advice, and community education.  Qualifications: Must be admitted to practice in New York State, good communication and writing skills, demonstrated commitment to the goals and clients of a legal services program, sensitivity to the needs of persons challenged by poverty and/or disability.  Must have evening court and event availability.   Salary based on experience. Generous benefit package.  May be eligible for student loan forgiveness program.  Spanish speaking helpful. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are gay, lesbian, and/or transgender are all welcome and encouraged to apply. Please indicate which position(s) you wish to be considered for, and send resume and references to (no phone calls please):  Sandra Fudala, Office Manager, Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., 237 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14203, sfudala@nls.org


Courtroom Deputy

United States District Court, Rochester, NY. Responsible for managing Judge Wolford’s caseload, providing courtroom and other assistance to the
Judge, such as the management of court calendars, attending court proceedings, recording minutes, and drafting judgments. To apply, visit www.nywd.uscourts.gov