Buffalo

Phillips Lytle is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence.  Our attorneys are passionate people who take a pragmatic approach to providing legal services.  We are strong partners with our clients, approaching each case thoughtfully, in the context of our clients’ objectives, working efficiently to arrive at outcomes that make good business sense.

Established in 1834, Phillips Lytle has 185 years of experience in providing the highest quality work, the highest ethics, and impeccable client service.  We take great pride in our client roster that includes FORTUNE 1000 companies, global financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations,  middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and individuals.  We represent our clients in a broad range of practices including:  Banking & Financial Services, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Community Association Law, Corporate, Crisis Response & Management, Data Security & Privacy, Education, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Energy, Environmental, Family Wealth Planning, Food, Franchise, Government Contracts, Government Operations, Health Care Law, Immigration, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, International, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Manufacturing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nanotechnology, Not-for-Profit, Optics, Photonics and Imaging, Personal Injury Defense Litigation, Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation, Project Development, Public Finance, Real Estate, Securities, Startups, Tax, Telecommunications, Venture Capital & Technology and White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations.

Superior client service continues to be the cornerstone of our success.  In fact, since 2008, Phillips Lytle has been included in the BTI Client Service A-Team for recognition by FORTUNE 1000 in-house counsel for delivering super client service eight times. Additionally, the firm has earned the distinction of being named to the BTI Brand Elite 2019: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms as a law firm with the best brand standing among general counsel and legal decision makers.

The firm has been recognized by AT&T for its diversity efforts and was honored with the AT&T Legal Diversity and Inclusion Award.  The firm has received the President’s “E” Award for Export Service. This award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Phillips Lytle has also been recognized in Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the following practice areas:
Corporate/M&A – Upstate New York – Five Consecutive Years
Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market – New York – Two Years
Environmental – New York – Eleven Consecutive Years
Litigation: General Commercial – Upstate New York – Five Consecutive Years
Real Estate – Upstate New York – Three Consecutive Years
Labor & Employment – Upstate New York – One Year

Twenty Phillips Lytle attorneys have been recognized by Chambers USA for their exemplary work.

Our clients include AT&T, Columbus McKinnon, Dow Chemical Company,
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Siemens, Ford Motor Credit Company and HSBC.

The firm has more than 190 attorneys resident in offices across New York State, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Ohio and in the Waterloo Region of Canada.