Housing Staff Attorney -- LawNY - Bath, NY (posted 2/19/2019)

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® (LawNY®) has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and representation to low-income tenants at risk of eviction, living in substandard housing, or otherwise at risk of homelessness. The position will include efforts to strengthen local code enforcement.  The program has filed a successful federal court action on code enforcement procedures when violations are so severe that the rental housing is likely to be condemned.  Breon v. Perales, No. 6:15-CV-6335(MAT), 2015 WL 7289399,  (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 16, 2015)  In order to combat substandard rental housing, the position will include promoting more systematic approaches by local code enforcement officers and improving statewide supervision and standards.   

The attorney will provide legal assistance to clients in Steuben and Allegany Counties, an area with pockets of extreme rural poverty. Many low-income households live in substandard mobile homes or dilapidated rental housing.  LawNY® practices in a wide variety of courts, including justice court, state and county court, bankruptcy court and federal court, as well as administrative agency proceedings.       

Requirements: Applicants should be attorneys or law school graduates with relevant legal experience, a demonstrated commitment to working with low-income people, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Salary: Dependent on experience and based on a pay scale with annual increments.  The entry level annual salary for a Staff Attorney is $46,500, increasing to $52,600 for an attorney with five years’ experience. LawNY® provides an excellent health and benefits package as well as generous leave provisions. This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Procedure:  Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, (2) resume, (3) writing sample and (4) the name and contact information of three references to the attention of Amy Christensen, Deputy Director  via email to: lawnyapplications@lawny.org by March 15, 2019.

For more information, visit here: https://www.lawny.org/node/260/housing-staff-attorney-bath.

Bankruptcy/Corporate Restructuring Associate -- Bond, Schoeneck & King - Syracuse (posted 2/14/2019)

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, a full-service law firm with 250 attorneys in 10 offices,  is seeking an experienced associate-level attorney for its state-wide Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice in the Syracuse, New York office.  This is an excellent opportunity to work for sophisticated regional, national and international clients in a collaborative setting with the largest dedicated practice group of bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys in New York State outside of the New York metropolitan area.  3 to 4 years of experience in financial restructuring and bankruptcy is preferred.  Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills.  Compensation commensurate with relevant experience and credentials.  We are an EEO employer.  Please send cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com.

Commercial Real Estate Attorney -- Bond, Schoeneck & King - Syracuse (posted 2/14/2019)

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, a law firm of 250 attorneys, is seeking an experienced  commercial real estate attorney to join the Syracuse office.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of experience and will focus on handling commercial acquisitions and sales, financing, lending, leasing and land use.  Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, strong writing and verbal communication skills and be in good standing with the NYS Bar.  We are an EEO Employer.  Please send your cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com.  

Commercial Real Estate Associate -- Bond, Schoeneck & King - Buffalo (posted 2/14/2019)

Bond, Schoeneck & King, a law firm of 250+ attorneys, is seeking a commercial real estate associate attorney to join the Buffalo office.  The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience and will focus on handling commercial acquisitions and sales, financing, lending, leasing and land use  Construction experience a plus. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, strong writing and verbal communication skills and be in good standing with the NYS Bar. We are an EEO Employer.   Please send your cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com.

Labor & Employment Associate -- Bond, Schoeneck & King - Buffalo (posted 2/14/2019)

Bond, Schoeneck & King is currently seeking an associate in our Buffalo, NY office for our firm’s 60+ attorney Labor and Employment Law practice. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials.  At least three years of labor relations or employment law experience preferred. Will also consider candidates with general litigation background. We are an EEO Employer. Please send a letter of application, resume and law school transcript to hrbsk@bsk.com

Trust & Estate Attorney -- Bond, Schoeneck & King - Buffalo (posted 2/14/2019)

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is seeking an experienced attorney for its Trust and Estate Department in Buffalo, New York.  A minimum of 8 years in general trust and estate experience as well as gift and estate tax, and elder law is desired.  Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills, a dedication to customer service and a strong commitment to professional development.  Compensation commensurate with relevant experience and credentials.  We are an EEO employer.  Please send cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com.

Litigation Associate -- Miller Mayer, LLP  (posted 2/12/2019)

Miller Mayer, LLP is a medium sized full service firm located in Ithaca, New York that offers services in business, immigration, trusts and estates, real estate, matrimonial/family law and litigation. We are seeking a full time associate for the litigation group with up to five years of experience. The hours requirements are reasonable and the salary competitive. The benefits and atmosphere are excellent.  

If you are looking to join a dynamic practice in one of the East Coast’s most livable cities, this opportunity is for you. If you have excellent credentials, good client management skills, and are interested in working in a creative and family-friendly environment, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@millermayer.com for prompt and confidential consideration.

Two Attorneys Needed - Social Security Disability -- Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller PLLC  (posted 2/4/2019)

The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC seeks to hire two admitted attorneys, one to work at our Amherst, NY site and the other to work at our Rochester, NY site. Each candidate will handle all aspects of Social Security Disability claims which involve intensive interaction with clients and representing clients at Social Security hearings.

Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills. We offer an excellent benefits package and we will provide extensive training.

Please forward resume to resume@kennethhiller.com.

Associate Attorney -- Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP  (posted 1/28/2019)

Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, a civil litigation firm with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, seeks an attorney with 2-5 years litigation experience to join us as an associate in our Rochester, New York office.

Ward Greenberg specializes in the representation of businesses of all sizes, colleges & universities, hospitals & academic medical centers, and professional service firms. This includes service as national trial counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations. We are ranked by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in 11 areas of practice. Our partners are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and are recognized by Chambers USA. Our associates are regularly ranked as rising stars and up & coming attorneys.

Ward Greenberg associates receive real, meaningful experience early in their careers, including conducting depositions, arguing motions, and participating in hearings, arbitrations, and trials. We provide in-depth training and mentorship, as well as ample opportunities to observe and collaborate across a broad range of civil litigation.

Associate compensation is composed of competitive salary, productivity-based bonuses, 401K matching, and profit sharing. Fringe benefits include bar admission/renewal fees, bar association fees, and paid parking. Relocation expenses also compensated.

Candidates with excellent written and oral advocacy skills should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to tsears@wardgreenberg.com.

Part-Time Staff Attorney -- New York State Defenders Association Veterans Defense Program (posted 1/24/2019)

The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) is accepting applications from experienced attorneys for a part-time staff attorney position with the Veterans Defense Program (VDP). Our mission is to provide training, support, and legal assistance to promote trauma-informed, client-centered representation of veterans and service members involved in New York State’s criminal and family court systems. The program’s primary work is to comprehensively assist defense attorneys in defending veterans facing criminal charges. As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of the VDP and be driven by the mission of the VDP. The values of the VDP are that every justice-involved veteran receives legal representation from an attorney who understands their military experience and culture, the effects of such experiences and culture, and who can present this information to the court in support of therapeutic outcomes. 

The part-time staff attorney will provide assistance to defense teams whose veteran clients are facing criminal prosecution, and facilitate justice-system diversion for affected veterans. Duties include working strategically to enhance public defender capacity; educating defenders about military culture and mindset; assisting attorneys in preventing incarceration or mitigating sentences of veteran clients suffering the invisible wounds of war such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and assisting, training, and consulting with defense attorneys, particularly those involved in public defense.

The candidate should have litigation experience and possess leadership skills and excellent research and writing skills. Sentencing mitigation experience is a plus. Experience with military and veteran issues is a plus. Knowledge regarding the latest developments in PTSD, TBI, and other combat-related stressors is a positive. The successful candidate will possess criminal defense experience, the ability to engage in collaborative decision-making, and a commitment to seeking a reduction in the prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of veterans. The successful candidate will be based in the VDP’s office in Batavia, New York, but some statewide travel will be required. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in New York. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Gary Horton, Esq., Director, New York State Defenders Association Veterans Defense Program  by email to dmiller@nysda.org.      

Associate Attorney -- McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C. (posted 1/18/19)

We are seeking an associate attorney to expand our busy corporate/business and commercial real estate practices.  1 – 3 years relevant experience preferred.  Superior writing, analysis and communication skills required.  Submit resume and writing sample in confidence to: Amy Varel, Esq. at McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, P.C., 25 East Main Street,
Rochester, NY 14614
or at avarel@mccmlaw.com.


Applications can also be submitted on here: https://www.mccmlaw.com/jobs/associate-attorney.


Corporate Associate in our Rochester, NY Office – Nixon Peabody LLP (posted 1/15/19)

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds.  Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Our Corporate Practice Group is seeking to hire a mid-level associate to join our Rochester office.The ideal candidate will have three to four years of experience working on M&A and other business transactions for private and public companies, a broad knowledge of general corporate law, and will be expected to work on matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, commercial transactions, private placements and securities. In addition to general corporate transactions experience, the ideal candidate will also have experience assisting in the preparation and review of SEC filings, including periodic reports, current reports, proxy statements and registration statements.

Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with stellar academic credentials, superb judgment and communication skills, a commitment to excellence and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

NP is an industry leader in corporate transactions.  Our firm has over 200 business lawyers who work together to handle the full range of mergers, sales, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, licensing, and strategic transactions for both private and public clients – from structure and strategy to negotiation and documentation. 

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do – https://www.nixonpeabody.com/work/corporate-finance/ma-and-corporate-transactions.   

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s a chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead.  To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

To learn more, or to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.nixonpeabody.com/Careers

Healthcare Associate Attorney -- Hancock Estabrook (posted 1/14/2019)

Hancock Estabrook, a leading Upstate New York Law Firm, is seeking a Healthcare Associate Attorney with at least three years’ experience within a law firm or in-house.  Experience in the areas of Anti-Kickback, Stark, False Claims Act, EMTALA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, CMS/Medicare/Medicaid/third party billing issues, corporate structuring, hospital governance and operations, physician–hospital contracting, patient care issues, negotiating and drafting contracts and corporate transactions is preferred. Our thriving Healthcare Practice represents diverse healthcare providers in Central and Upstate New York, including hospitals, hospital systems, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, doctors, medical practices, dentists, nurses, laboratories, health centers, and clinics. Please submit your resume to our Recruitment Administrator at recruiting@hancocklaw.com.

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