In an interview with Buffalo Business First, Christopher J. Belter, partner and chief operating officer at Goldberg Segalla, discusses how the firm has maintained team morale, productivity, and client service standards through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the article, Chris talks about measures the firm put in place to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, keep employees safe, and strengthen the business. Despite court closures and a litigation slowdown in the earlier part of the pandemic, Chris said, client demand increased and the firm added 13 attorneys nationwide over the summer, with plans to add 10-15 more in key areas before the end of the year.
“We’ve been able to keep most of our attorneys in place,” Chris said in the interview. “We’ve started adding some attorneys in certain key practice areas and offices over the past few months.
“I think I’m looking forward not only from a business perspective to the fourth quarter as we wind up this year, but more importantly into next year and the future,” he added. “I think we have positioned ourselves very well.”
“Goldberg Segalla COO Discusses Managing through COVID-19,” Buffalo Business First, September 16, 2020
Christopher J. Belter, a senior trial partner and chief operating officer at Goldberg Segalla, dedicates his practice to resolving complex commercial, construction, and intellectual property disputes. He has represented clients including major manufacturers and contractors, international companies, and other businesses in courts and arbitration forums in more than a dozen states over the course of his two-decade career, during which he has taken more than 100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award. He is the chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Corporate Services and Commercial Litigation group, a team of 50-plus lawyers practicing across the firm’s entire footprint, and chair of its 100-member Construction group.