Working Here

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP takes pride in our Western New York Roots

Woods Oviatt Gilman's long tradition of legal service and the historical ties with Western New York are a source of great pride within the firm. Through the years, the lawyers who joined the firm looked to the founding fathers as an example of excellence in the legal profession. Although Woods Oviatt has grown over the years, the standards set in the mid 1800's remain the same. We are proud of Woods Oviatt's standing in the Rochester and Buffalo communities and of the clients that we serve.

Rochester, NY is well known for its history of being a leader in the film and imaging industries, but a town that is home to 13 colleges and universities including the Eastman School of Music offers a tremendous cultural life as well. And, we have beautiful waterfronts all around us. Situated on Lake Ontario with both a harbor and a beach within our city limits, Rochester is also within the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Buffalo, NY the second largest city in the State of New York is home to some of America's great architecture, food, theater and educational Institutions. Buffalo is located on the waterfront of Lake Erie and is minutes from Canada, and Upstate New York is centrally located only hours away from Toronto, New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Be part of a thriving community

Working in the Rochester and Buffalo, NY offices puts you in the heart of the community. Not just geographically, but in terms of what these communities stand for. The firm and our attorneys proudly support local charity and Not-for-Profit organizations by serving on the boards and sponsoring a growing list of events each year such as golf tournaments, charity auctions and balls, arts & entertainment events, races, and corporate campaigns to help build an even healthier community.

Here is just a sample of the organizations we currently help support:

  • Albright Knox Gallery
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross of Rochester
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rochester
  • Camp Good Days and Special Times
  • Compeer
  • Catholic Charities
  • Daystar Medical Daycare
  • Easter Seals
  • Eastern Service Worker's Association
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Gilda's Club of Rochester
  • Geva Theatre
  • James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Jewish Federation of Rochester
  • Junior Achievement of Rochester
  • Lawyers For Learning
  • Lollypop Farm
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Memorial Art Gallery
  • Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Rochester Italian Heritage Foundation
  • Seneca Park Zoo Society
  • United Way
  • Volunteers of America