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Sean P. Beiter

Updated: August 31st, 2021 | Buffalo | Lawyer List S | Goldberg Segalla LLP | Health Care,

Address: 665 Main Street, buffalo, NY, 14203-1425
Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP
Phone: 716-566-5409
Fax: 716-566-5401
Website: http://www.goldbergsegalla.com

First Year of Call
Areas of PracticeHealth Care
DescriptionSean P. Beiter concentrates his practice on the area of traditional labor law for private and public sector employers in the health care, public safety, manufacturing, transportation, education, office, professional, blue-collar, and white-collar settings. His practice focuses on counseling employers in the development of comprehensive strategies and approaches for success in labor-management relationships and disputes. He represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, contract administration, grievance arbitration, and before the National Labor Relations Board and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board. Sean has also represented many employers in numerous disciplinary procedures in various forums, mediations, contract dispute arbitrations, and in compulsory interest arbitration proceedings. He has represented employers during strikes, lockouts, and a myriad of picketing disputes.Sean routinely earns the recognition of his peers in the legal field, and has consecutively been listed by The Best Lawyers in America for the past decade. He was named Buffalo’s 2016 Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, with only a single lawyer in each practice area in a given location earning the distinction. He has also been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list every year since 2012.Experience Highlights Labor Relations and Negotiation Sean’s negotiation experience includes subjects ranging from wages, health insurance, and employee health insurance contributions to the implementation of drug and alcohol testing policies, layoff procedures, outsourcing, reductions in force, and transfer of ownership.His accomplishments in collective bargaining include the representation of the City of Buffalo in negotiations with the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association for one-officer cars. He has also represented the Board of Education of the City of Buffalo in negotiations for a Project Labor Agreement for the construction of the William R. Grabiarz School of Excellence and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in negotiations for the construction and expansion of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Labor Disputes and Litigation Sean has considerable experience in representing employers in both state and federal court, before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the State Division of Human Rights, and the federal and state Department of Labor.His court litigation proceedings include age discrimination and retaliation jury trial, a duty of fair representation jury trial, numerous special proceedings under Articles 75 and 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, injunction actions, wage and benefit disputes, and numerous claims of employment discrimination.Sean’s litigation successes comprise two victories at the New York State Court of Appeals, including In the Matter of Chautauqua County v CSEA, 8 N.Y.3d 513 (2007) and In the Matter of the County of Erie and Erie County Sheriff v PERB, et al., 12 N.Y.3d 72 (2009). He also successfully represented the City of Buffalo in wage freeze litigation involving both the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association and the Buffalo Professional Fire Fighters Association. In July 2015, he obtained a defense verdict that fully vindicated the employer in a jury trial on allegations of age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.Honors & AwardsChambers USA, Upstate New York Employment and Labor-Band 1, 2019-20Best Lawyers in AmericaEmployment Law-Management, 2006-21 Labor Law-Management, 2006-21 Labor and Employment Litigation, 2019-21 Labor Law-Management, Lawyer of the Year (Buffalo), 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2012-20American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 New York Labor and Employment Lawyer, 2014Buffalo Business First, Who’s Who in the Law (Labor & Employment)Buffalo Business First, 40 Under Forty Award, 2005Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America: Scouter Citizen of the Year Award, 2010; Silver Beaver Award, 2008; District Award of Merit, 2004; Eagle Scout, 1983Canisius College, Outstanding Economics and Finance Graduate 1988Community InvolvementGreater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America Executive Board, 2001 to present Board Chair and Vice President of Membership, 2011-14 Council President, 2007-11 Executive Vice President, 2007 Vice President of Volunteer Development 2006 Risk Management Committee Chair, 2005-06 Chair of S.C.O.T.Y. Golf Tournament, 2004-06 Leadership Buffalo Class of 2002 Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure, Race Operations Co-Chair, 2010-14 Transplant Miracles Foundation, Secretary, 2008 to present St. Amelia School Advisory School Board, 2005 to present President 2008-09 Vice President 2007-08 Secretary 2006-07 American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, Board of Advisors 2003-05 Cub Scout Pack 202 Committee member 2010-13 Cubmaster 2001-10 Den Leader 1999-2001 Publications & Events Publications Quoted in Negotiations on New Police Contract Remain Stalled in City of Buffalo, WKBW, July 3, 2020 7 Things Employers Need to Know About Marijuana Decriminalization, (Author), Buffalo Niagara Partnership, November 20, 2019 Quoted in Gauging the Impact of Religious Freedom Post-Hobby Lobby Ruling, Buffalo Law Journal, September 8, 2014 Quoted in New Labor Regs Eye Veterans, Disabled, Buffalo Law Journal, April 22, 2014 Quoted in Cupid Can Be Costly for Business Owners, Buffalo Law Journal, February 17, 2014 Construction Injury Case Changes Game for Workers’ Compensation Defense (Co-Author), Progress! Under Construction, September 2013 Exclusion Never Belonged in Scout Law, Buffalo Law Journal, January 31, 2013 A Sobering Reminder for Office Revelers (Co-Author), Buffalo Law Journal, December 10, 2012 The National Labor Relations Board: ˜Stacking the Deck’ in Favor of Organized Labor, Progress Under Construction (Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors), Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2012 Quoted in Cyberbullying Law Enacted in Erie Co., Daily Record, March 13, 2012 Quoted in NLRB Regs Set to Take Effect in Late April, Daily Record, March 5, 2012 Quoted in Orchard Park Police Merger Is Suggested, Buffalo News, September 7, 2011 Quoted in Report Suggests OP Police Consolidation, WIVB-TV, September 7, 2011 Quoted in Judge orders higher pay for county lawyer, The Buffalo News, April 5, 2011 Quoted in Orchard Park pays for study without Ok, The Buffalo News, April 9, 2011 Quoted in When employees surf, companies face risk, Buffalo Law Journal, March 14, 2011 Presentations Mediation and Fact-Finding – Not So Conciliatory Proceedings, NYSPELRA 2019 45th Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, July 19, 2019 WARNING-The NLRB’s Highly Controversial Ambush Election Rule Takes Effect April 14th: What You Can Do To Prepare, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., March 24, 2015It’s Not Over ˜Til It’s Over: taking Management’s Position to the Court of Appeals, NYSPELRA Conference, 2009 Drug and Alcohol Testing, NYSPELRA Conference, 2008 The Impact of Financial Control Boards on Public Sector Labor Relations, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Fall Conference, 2005 The Role of the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, Alumni Convocation, 2004 Webinars Employer Duties Under the NLRA During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Co-Presenter), GS Webinar Series, October 22, 2020 Policing Reforms: Considerations for Police Agencies and Local Governments (Moderator), GS Webinar Series, June 26, 2020 NLRB Update (Presenter), GS Webinar Series, January 17, 2019 Recent Insights What Contractors Need to Know About PLAs in Light of Biden Presidency, Construction Dive November 17, 2020 Civil Service Law Section 71 Trumps Taylor Law’s Duty to Bargain October 16, 2020 Super Lawyers Honors 68 of Goldberg Segalla’s Upstate New York Attorneys in 2020 August 24, 2020 Sean P. Beiter Quoted on Stalled City, Police Union Contract Negotiations in Buffalo July 3, 2020 New York State Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation June 15, 2020 New York State Provides Death Benefits for Families of Front-Line Government Workers Who Die Due to COVID-19 June 3, 2020

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