Harris Beach PLLC

99 Garnsey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534, United States
Contact: Cheryl Odorczyk, Sr. Manager of Marketing Operations
Phone: (585) 419-8914
Fax: (585) 419-8818
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Hip Repair Product Liability Action

Harris Beach attorneys Judi Abbott Curry, Victoria A. Graffeo and Marina Plotkin prevailed on plaintiffs’ appeal to the Second Circuit of product liability failure to warn claims against Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Products Liability

HR Documents Provide Compliance Safeguard in Line with Approaching GDPR

As employers continue to prepare for compliance with respect to the European Union’s (“EU”) new overarching data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), employers are reminded to take necessary…more
 /  Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Detroit: Has Oversight Helped the Municipality Rebound?

There is evidence of a turn-around for municipalities recently struggling to stay afloat. We have posted on several occasions about the fiscal challenges facing municipalities nationwide, from Detroit and Chicago in 2015 and…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Governor Cuomo Announces Consolidated Funding Application Round

Governor Cuomo has announced the 2018 funding round for the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Round VIII winners are expected to share in $750 million in state economic development funds. Eligible applicants include…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

NYSERDA Issues New RFP for Tier 1 RECs With Focus on Energy Storage

On April 25, 2018, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) issued its second Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to procure renewable energy credits (“RECs”). NYSERDA is seeking up to 20 projects to…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Government Contracting

Brian Mahoney Presents on White Collar Crime Enforcement Legal Trends

Harris Beach attorney Brian Mahoney presented a national webinar on “White-Collar Crime Enforcement: Legal Trends and Developments in 2017 and Beyond,” hosted by The Knowledge Group...…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

JCOPE Adopts Sweeping, First-Ever Comprehensive New York Lobbying Regulations

At the April 24, 2018 meeting of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) -- the regulator of state and local lobbying activities in the State of New York -- the agency unanimously adopted the state’s first-ever…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Municipalities have new Opportunity to Rehab Distressed Areas

As we highlighted in a March 19, 2018 blog, the Opportunity Zones federal program establishes Opportunity Zones, or low-income census tracts, to boost private investment in under-served urban and rural communities. These census…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Circumstantial Evidence Ruled Not Enough in Case Against Medical Device Manufacturer

Frederick (Rick) Fern and the New York City Harris Beach Life Science Practice Group were successful in securing a summary judgment for medical device manufacturers Curlin Medical Inc., Moog Inc., and distributor B. Braun…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Is Your District Developing a Plan to Safeguard Against Meal Shaming?

Effective April 12, 2018, Education Law § 908, entitled “Prohibition against meal shaming,” was added as part of the budget to require all public school districts, charter schools and non-public schools in New York state that…more
 /  Education

CLOUD Act Negates Need for Supreme Court Decision

In a February 27 MuniBlog posting we described a case pending before the United States Supreme Court on whether the provider of email services, Microsoft, must provide electronic communications stored outside the United States…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Update: DEC Accepting Additional Comments on Proposed SEQR Amendments

As a follow up to a March 14, 2017 legal alert on proposed SEQR amendments, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) published a notice of revised rulemaking in the New York State Register on April 4,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

NY High Court Overturns 25 Years of Precedent in Ruling on Contributory Negligence

The flood gates in New York courts have been opened wide for personal injury plaintiffs by the removal of an obstacle to their success on motions for summary judgment in negligence actions following the recent decision of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Customer Due Diligence Deadline Nears

Financial institutions face a pending deadline to meet new customer due diligence requirements. FinCEN has issued updated Frequently Asked Questions to assist financial institutions in understanding the scope of the…more
 /  Finance & Banking

The New York State Budget: New Tax Code and Record Funding for Education

The recent passage of the state’s budget, which took effect on April 1, 2018, aims to provide relief to the middle class to combat the change in federal tax law. New York is making a concerted effort to protect municipalities,…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Nonprofit Law, Taxation
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