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Attorneys

Hodgson Russ is committed to expanding our firm through the hiring and development of both entry-level attorneys and experienced lateral attorneys.

Entry Level Attorneys

We hire entry-level attorneys primarily through our Summer Associate Program. For more information, please CLICK HERE. We also recruit third-year law students as needed for our growing practice areas.

Lateral Hiring

Our lateral hiring is based on the needs of our practice groups and the needs of our clients. We are also always interested in considering groups of experienced attorneys who possess a self-sustaining portable practice and would like to integrate into our firm. 

Whether or not we have a particular need, if you are an attorney with an outstanding record of academic and professional achievement, and you believe you would thrive at our firm, please contact us. Our needs change over time.

Current Opportunities

To submit a resume, cover letter, and transcripts for consideration for any of the following positions, please click below.

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Finance Partner

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking a transactional Finance attorney with more than ten years of experience representing borrowers and lenders in commercial lending transactions to join its growing and dynamic Financial Services Practice Group. Preferred candidates will have experience with secured and unsecured credit facilities, real estate and construction lending, syndicated lending facilities and opinion letters. New York licensed attorneys preferred.

Hodgson Russ’s record of service to the financial services industry spans nearly two centuries, and we have been proud to represent more than 80 U.S.-based and foreign financial institutions, ranging from large multistate banks to small community banks, as well as non-traditional lenders, servicers and other financial services institutions.   We also represent our diverse client base of borrowers, institutional issuers and sponsors on a wide variety of financing transactions. 

Hodgson Russ offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, flexible spending, 401(k), Paid Time Off, pension plan, and more.  At this time, the good faith estimate of the annual salary range for this position, if the successful applicant is based in New York City, is $200,000 to $450,000. Where a successful applicant is slotted within this range will vary based on legitimate criteria, such as experience, portables, and skill level. This range is not applicable to other locations.

Commercial Real Estate Attorney (NYC)

Hodgson Russ LLP, a dynamic Am Law 200 Firm, is seeking an experienced transactional Real Estate attorney with more than eight years of experience in business and commercial real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on commercial leasing, real estate investment and financing, as well as condominium and co-operative purchases and sales.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with a desire to become an anchor for the firm’s NYC based real estate practice.

Hodgson Russ offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, flexible spending, 401(k), Paid Time Off, pension plan, and more.  At this time, the good faith estimate of the annual salary range for this position, if the successful applicant is based in New York City, is $200,000 to $450,000. Where a successful applicant is slotted within this range will vary based on legitimate criteria, such as experience, portables and skill level. This range is not applicable to other locations.

Environmental & Energy Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking an attorney to join its Environmental and Energy practices for its Buffalo, Rochester, or Albany offices. The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience representing clients in an array of energy and/or environmental matters, including areas such as land use, zoning, permitting, regulatory compliance, diligence and transactional matters, and litigation.  Strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.

Immigration Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking a business immigration attorney, or new lawyer interested in learning immigration law, for its Buffalo office.  Applicants should have well-developed organizational skills and advanced writing and analytical skills.  Our practice includes non-immigrant (B1/B2, E, H-1B, L-1, O/P, TN) and immigrant (EB-1/2/3 and NIW) visa petitions, as well as Labor Certification (PERM) applications. In addition to large, multinational companies, our immigration practice group has a significant Canadian cross-border practice for which we provide a broad range of immigration services.

Corporate Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking a corporate attorney with at least three years of experience for its Buffalo, Rochester, or Albany office. The attorney should have broad corporate experience with a concentration in mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and structuring, commercial contract review and drafting as well as experience advising clients on a variety of general business matters. Strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.

Litigation Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking an attorney for its Business Litigation group in the firm’s Buffalo office. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in commercial litigation including handling depositions, motion practice, court appearances, and pre-trial litigation. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong academic record.

Real Estate Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking an attorney to join its Real Estate and Finance practice group in the Firm’s Buffalo, Rochester, or Albany offices. The successful candidate will have one to three years of experience in real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on renewable energy development and lease negotiations. Experience in commercial leasing, purchasing and sale transactions, large-scale property review due diligence projects (including survey and title review) is helpful.  Strong academic credentials and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required.

State and Local Tax Attorney

Hodgson Russ LLP is seeking a state and local tax attorney for its' Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany offices. The ideal candidate need not have any experience advising on New York State tax matters, but the following are required: 1. A license to practice law in New York; 2. Strong academic credentials showing a clear interest and aptitude in tax; and 3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Questions about our open positions? Please contact our Chief Talent Officer:

Michael Maxwell, Chief Talent Officer
The Guaranty Building 140 Pearl Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14202-4040
Tel: 716.848.1495 Fax: 716.849.0349
mmaxwell@hodgsonruss.com

Hodgson Russ LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Firm is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, familial status, or any other legally protected basis. https://www.hodgsonruss.com/about-diversity.html

Disclaimer: Legal search firms that wish to present candidates to Hodgson Russ must do so through the attorney recruiting coordinator and will be expected to sign our law firm’s fee agreement before we interview their candidates. Search firms that do not introduce a candidate through the attorney recruiting coordinator will not be recognized by Hodgson Russ for purposes of "ownership" of the candidate. If you have a candidate who does not fit a listed opening but you wish to approach us about that person, the candidate's identity should not be released until approval has been given by the attorney recruiting coordinator. Your search firm will not be entitled to receive any compensation as a result of a decision by Hodgson Russ to offer employment to any such candidate unless our fee agreement is in place between our law firm and your search firm. For more information or to submit a candidate, please contact Michael Maxwell at mmaxwell@hodgsonruss.com.