Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Hancock Estabrook, LLP

5 Star Rating     2 reviews

Main Office:

1800 AXA Tower I, 100 Madison Street | Syracuse | NY | 13202

Phone: 315-565-4500 | Fax: 315-565-4500

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Year of establishment 1889 Number of partners 39
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 3.30
Biggest office Syracuse Percentage of women attorneys 25.00
Number of attorneys 59
Number of associates 12
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Hancock Estabrook, LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Advice to law firm management: There really isn't anything I can say or any advise to be given. Firm management always take the time to listen to you.

Pros: Hancock Estabrook cares about the health and wellbeing of its workers. They strive to assure everyone is treated fairly and with compassion. I have been here for over 20 years and I never entertained the thought of working anywhere else! We work hard but we have our fair share of fun! We have a wellness committee that schedules healthy and fun events for everyone here. We walk together every summer to the farmer's market. We have a new office environment that is conducive to sharing workloads so one person isn't always the busy one. There is always someone to lend a hand..

Cons: I can't think of one reason not to work here unless it would be to tell others that we work hard and you can't expect to come into the firm and not do your work and help out others when you are not busy.

Partners to Avoid and Why: There are no specific partners that need to be avoided for any reason.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Café area overlooking downtown and Onondaga Lake. The attorneys really go out of their way to be positive and helpful to no only one another but the staff.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm would do well to encourage employee wellness and allow them to get more rest on weekends. Employees should know in advance the kind of work environment that they will be working in.

Pros: The firm rewards people who push themselves to the very limit of their endurance. So if that's you, you can expect bonuses and other rewards at the end of the year. Those who really distinguish themselves will have a chance at partnership track.

Cons: Employee burnout is a huge problem here. Not everyone thrives in the fast paced environment of this law firm. Many will want to quit and find work elsewhere, because of the stress and long work hours.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Hancock Estabrook, LLP is one of Upstate New York’s leading law firms. We represent clients in a number of different industries, offering counsel and representation on a wide array of legal topics. Our attorneys are well recognized in their practice areas for their knowledge and experience in handling complex legal matters. Hancock Estabrook prides itself on providing value to our clients with an emphasis on personal attention. Our clients range from domestic to international corporations, to middle-market businesses and start-ups. We represent hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and other health service providers. We also serve school districts, colleges, universities, municipalities, public corporations, districts, individuals, nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations.

Practice Areas

Hancock Estabrook, LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Education
  • Elder Law & Special Needs
  • Environmental
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Regulatory & White Collar Crime
  • Municipal
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Property Valuation
  • Startup & Emerging Business
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Zoning & Land Use

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are not counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

Hancock Estabrook, LLP Awards and Recognitions

Hancock Estabrook is ranked as an

Summer associate program

Our program introduces law students to our Firm, allows them to experience the practical aspects of private practice and helps them focus on one or more areas of interest. We give our summer associates responsibilities that resemble those of new associates. Each is assigned a supervising attorney and an associate mentor to help regulate the flow of assignments, facilitate exposure to different practice areas, provide guidance and feedback and generally act as a sounding board. Rather than confine our students to a formal rotation program, we expose our summer associates to all of our practice areas throughout the summer. While research and writing are important parts of the summer program, we provide our summer associates with numerous opportunities to attend client meetings, trials, depositions and motions.

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal in Real Estate and Trust and Estates The candidate should have 3 years’ experience in Real Estate and/or Wills & Estate Practice. Must have excellent communication, organization, time management, writing and computer skills.
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Litigation Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for the drafting of correspondence, pleadings and discovery demands, formulating discovery responses, obtaining and summarizing medical records, and various other tasks to support the daily operations of office.
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