Our story.

We’ve been part of Western New York since 1852. And through our private and corporate clients; our partners, associates and staff; and the local organizations we help support, this community is truly part of our firm. Now, more than 160 years later, Woods Oviatt Gilman has a national and worldwide reach from our headquarters in Rochester, NY and offices in Buffalo, NY and Phoenix, AZ, and our colleagues in the Meritas global alliance.

Our clients.

We represent a broad spectrum of clients, from publicly traded corporations and financial institutions to family-owned businesses and private individuals; from high-technology and industrial enterprises to construction firms; from real estate developers to educational institutions and charities.

Our work.

We have grown to become a diverse firm large enough to meet the challenges of a demanding and specialized legal system—without losing focus on giving our clients the personal attention they expect.