Certified and Licensed Paralegal

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Certified and Licensed Paralegal

Working in the Harter, Secrest and Emery law firm, Lois Smith has been cited as the legal assistant of the year by the Paralegal Association of Rochester. She is a certified and licensed paralegal where she was able to receive her recognition in May of 2006.

Lois Smith has been a certified and licensed paralegal in the Harter, Secret and Emery law firm for more than a decade now. She started her career since 1975 where she specializes in estate and trust administration. Assisting in the preparation of gift taxation returns, she is also responsible for the tariff gains be it fiduciary or individual of their clients.

Among of the certified and licensed paralegal that founded the Paralegal Association of Rochester, Lois Smith also served as the vice- president of the newsletter committee. The award was given to her for excellent role in certain leaderships positions since the organization has been established.

The Paralegal Association of Rochester (PAR) was conceived in 1974 that existed for the purpose of supplying additional education in order to promote the profession of legal assistants not just within the domestic boundaries but as well as the entire country. It also functions as a resource center that edifies professional development within the community.

As for the Harter, Secrest and Emery law firm where Lois Smith became notable as a certified and licensed paralegal, it was formed in 1893. They stepped into their second century with expanded and vigorous law practice that catered to disparate businesses, entities and individuals. As a matter of fact, they have been identified as Rochester, New York’s top law- based company in “America’s Best”. The Corporate Board Member magazine actually conducted a survey to rank law firms by the perception of public company executives.

In both 2004 and 2005, Harter, Secrest and Emery was also number one in the list in American Lawyer magazine’s assessment done each year with middle- level associates as their respondents. Today, they have headquarters in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany in New York as well as in Naples, Florida where they have about 125 attorneys and 260 employees.

They accommodate a wide range of practice areas such as architect & engineer design, banking & finance, closely held business, corporate, e- commerce, employee benefits, environmental law & land use, financial reorganization & bankruptcy, government affairs, healthcare, immigration, intellectual property, labor & employment law, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, municipalities, non- profit organizations, real estate, secured lending & asset recovery, securities, taxation, tax- exempt financing service, telecommunications and trusts & estates.

If you have any questions as well as know further information, you can send your e-mail at info@hselaw.com, hr@hselaw.com or webmaster@hselaw.com. You can also contact their offices located in Rochester at 585-232-6500, Buffalo at 716-853-1616, Albany at 518-434-4377 and Naples at 239-598-4444.


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