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Harter Secrets & Emery adds partners

The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP has announced the election of four new partners: C. Christopher Murillo, Sarah A. Pellerin, Glenn R. Schieck, and Edward M. Stone.


Murillo is a member of the firm’s securities and capital markets group. He advises companies on capital markets while ensuring federal and state securities law compliance. Murillo also counsels clients on corporate governance, public and private offerings of securities, FINRA and stock exchange regulatory compliance, compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, NYSE and NASDAQ rules, and mergers and acquisitions.

Murillo received a juris doctor from New York University School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.


A member of the Real Estate practice, Pellerin advises owners, landlords, tenants, investors, buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, and real estate investment trusts on a wide range of commercial real estate matters including acquisitions, divestitures, financing, zoning and municipal approval of land-use ventures. She also represents both landlords and tenants in various types of lease transactions for office, industrial, and retail space.

Pellerin received a law degree from Albany Law School and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY College at Plattsburgh.


Schieck, a member of Harter Secrest & Emery’s immigration practice, works with a wide variety of clients, including multinational corporations, small businesses, universities, professional sports teams, and health care institutions in seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant status for employees in diverse fields and specialties.

He has experience in all aspects of employment-based immigration law, as well as experience with complex litigation and appeals before federal and administrative courts, including the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals of the Department of Labor (BALCA) and the Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (AAO).

Schieck received a juris doctor from Brooklyn Law School, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.


A member of the private equity and venture capital group, Stone counsels private equity and venture capital funds, and portfolio companies, in a broad range of corporate transactional matters and on the mechanisms available to them to fund their business ventures, manage corporate governance, and achieve their business goals. He also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, complex commercial arrangements, and general corporate governance matters.

His clients have businesses in a variety of industries, and they often include businesses with domestic and international operations.

He received a law degree from University of California Los Angeles School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.