FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2015

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP SENIOR COUNSEL IAN K. PORTNOY PARTICIPATED IN IV INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE OF HIGH-LEVEL MSME AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC POLICIES TO ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVENESS, INNOVATION AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES 

Washington, D.C. – Ian K. Portnoy, senior counsel with Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, participated in The IV Inter-American Dialogue of High-Level MSME Authorities and Public Policies to Enhance the Competitiveness, Innovation and Internationalization of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Conference in Washington, D.C. He was invited to be an evaluator of the final companies from Central and South American seeking investors.

The event was held April 16-17, at the Organization of American States (OAS) Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with the support of the Department of Economic Development of the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development with funding from the Government of Canada. The objective of the meeting was to continue the regional dialogue among highlevel authorities that has taken place since 2010 on policies and programs to support the innovation and competitiveness of MSMEs. Participants included high-level authorities responsible for the MSME portfolio and representatives of institutions with programs aimed at strengthening the capacity of this sector. Participants shared best practices and identified concrete opportunities for horizontal cooperation.

Mr. Portnoy focuses his practice on not-for-profit and corporate activities, including corporate governance and board/CEO relationships. Among his clients are educational institutions at all levels.

He is nationally known for his work involving infrastructure development and finance, with particular expertise in representing developers of public/private projects throughout the U.S.

He has been extensively involved in the privatization of facilities on military bases, enhanced use leases and the development of energy facilities on military bases. Mr. Portnoy has a wealth of experience in power purchase agreements with U.S. and foreign energy companies.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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