Skip to content

News & Knowledge

“Goldberg Segalla’s Growth Quick Yet Methodical,” Buffalo Law Journal


“Goldberg Segalla’s Growth Quick Yet Methodical,” Buffalo Law Journal

December 27, 2016
Rod Janis Joseph M. Hanna

“It’s one thing to have a different set of values or a different culture, but you have to be able to recruit into that culture a community of people dedicated to upholding it and abiding by it in order for it to be different,” Goldberg Segalla Managing Partner Richard J. Cohen told the Buffalo Law Journal. “We’ve been able to accomplish synergy that other firms haven’t been able to because of the way we’ve grown and because of the type of person we look for.”

Rick was featured along with partners Joseph M. Hanna and Rodney Janis in a BLJ story that takes an in-depth look at the firm, its growth, and its key cultural differentiators. As the article notes, Goldberg Segalla has opened nine new offices over the past three years; in 2016 alone, it hired 85 attorneys and 200 employees. “From a growth standpoint, it’s certainly been a dynamic year for a firm we believe has engaged in dynamic growth since we opened the doors,” Rick said. “Even for a firm used to growing, we have grown in a very substantial way.”

Rod, who serves as the firm’s regional administrative partner for Florida, said a big draw to Goldberg Segalla was its strategic growth trajectory. “Unlike many firms that will grow for the sake of growing, our growth is very intentional, calculated, analyzed, and evaluated top-to-bottom, as opposed to just wanting to add to the head count for revenue purposes,” he told the BLJ. “It is the easiest way to grow, but I think the addition of head count just for the sake of adding it is destroying the culture of a lot of firms because there is no intentional thought process of adding the right people at the right time.”

Indeed, ensuring the firm’s culture remains intact and true to its founding vision is a high priority, Joe said. “It’s who we are, and the fact that our culture across all of the offices and all of the states is the same is very special to me,” he said. “I know when I walk into a Goldberg Segalla office that I’m going to be treated like I’m a resident in that office, not as an outsider coming in.”

Read the article here: