FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2017

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

PHILLIPS LYTLE PRACTICES AND ATTORNEYS RECEIVE HIGHEST DISTINCTION FROM CHAMBERS USA IN 2017 RANKINGS

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP received notable recognition in the latest Chambers USA rankings, released today. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers USA covers all states in the USA. In every state, Chambers USA ranks the leading law firms in bands (with Band 1 having the highest distinction), and in up to 45 different practice areas.

Phillips Lytle LLP ranked in Band 1 in Corporate/M&A – Upstate New York; Band 1 in Litigation: General Commercial – Upstate New York; Band 2 for Environment – New York State; and Band 2 for Real Estate – Upstate New York. This is the firm’s third year receiving these distinctions in Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial, the ninth consecutive year for Environment, and the first for Real Estate.

According to Chambers USA, Phillips Lytle’s M&A team is a “distinguished practice with leading expertise in a diverse array of matters. Well regarded for its longstanding proficiency in traditional M&A matters, joint venture agreements and complex restructurings, with notable experience in the healthcare, technology and financial services sectors.”

Chambers USA said the Phillips Lytle Litigation: General Commercial team is a “standout litigation practice with capabilities across a broad range of commercial disputes. Fields an excellent bench of litigators with extensive experience at trial and appeal levels.”

The Phillips Lytle Environmental team is an “established and broad environmental team regularly undertaking Superfund work and brownfield redevelopment. Maintains a notable focus on project development, frequently advising on environmental reviews and permitting matters, in addition to compliance and natural resource concerns. Clients include leading names in the energy, manufacturing and industrial sectors.”

The Firm’s Real Estate Practice Team is recognized as an “Esteemed practice possessing expertise across numerous areas of real estate, most notably in the acquisition and sale of commercial property. Further strengths lie in guiding clients through the land use approval process, with the firm handling environmental impact, zoning and historic preservation reviews across the state.”

Eighteen Phillips Lytle attorneys were recognized by Chambers USA for exemplary work as follows: ƒ

  • Frederick G. Attea, Upstate New York – Corporate/M&A (Band 1)
  • ƒRichard M. Beers, Jr., Upstate New York – Real Estate (Band 2) ƒ
  • Edward S. Bloomberg, Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3) ƒ
  • Kevin J. English, Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1) ƒ
  • David P. Flynn, New York – Environment (Band 3) ƒ
  • Morgan G. Graham, New York – Environment (Band 3) ƒ
  • Kevin M. Hogan, New York – Environment (Band 3) ƒ
  • Kenneth A. Manning, Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) ƒ
  • Albert M. Mercury, Upstate New York – Real Estate (Band 2) ƒ
  • Paul Morrison-Taylor, Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3) ƒ
  • David J. Murray, Upstate New York – Corporate/M&A (Band 1) ƒ
  • Kimberly R. Nason, New York – Environment (Associates to Watch) ƒ
  • Gregory L. Peterson, Upstate New York – Real Estate (Band 3) ƒ
  • Michael B. Powers, Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) ƒ
  • John G. Schmidt Jr., Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Recognized Practitioner) ƒ
  • Jeffrey B. Schwartz, Upstate New York – Corporate/M&A (Band 3) ƒ
  • Adam S. Walters, Upstate New York – Environment (Recognized Practitioner) ƒ
  • Adam S. Walters, Upstate New York – Real Estate (Band 2) ƒ
  • Preston L. Zarlock, Upstate New York – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)

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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