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.

Our space.

Woods Oviatt found a new home in May of 2019 as we moved to premium office space. The new space was designed to accommodate our growing staff and provide an environment that fosters collaboration between attorneys and our clients.