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HSE recognized by national publication

The National Law Journal has named Harter Secrest & Emery to its annual Midsize Hot List in the April 23 issue.

The journal calls the 20 firms listed “good at what they do and also good at how they do it.”

Maureen Alston, managing partner of HSE, said she was delighted with the national recognition and believes the firm’s growth rate of more than 50 percent since 2005 is the result of three factors: clients seeking to find more high quality and cost-effective legal solutions in a tough economy, technology and smart hiring decisions.

“We have successfully repositioned ourselves in the last several years to be a major regional law firm with significant national niche practices,” she said. “Our upstate New York locations allow us to offer moderate rates as compared with our large metro-market competitors, and our technology facilitates excellent client service across any distance.”

HSE was the only upstate New York firm selected to the list. The article focuses on two recent highlights from the past 12 months: The sale of the Buffalo Sabres National Hockey League franchise from Tom Golisano to new owner Terry Pegula, and the $525 million acquisition of seven Tennessee area hospitals by HSE client Health Management Associates. Bill Kreienberg and Craig Wittlin, both corporate partners at HSE, are quoted for heading the HSE team for each transaction.