Alan J. Bozer, Phillips Lytle Partner

Alan J. Bozer

Partner
Buffalo, New York City
(716) 504-5700
(212) 759-4888 ext. 5700
abozer@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Bozer chairs the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Practice Team. He is active in trying criminal and civil cases, and handles appellate and arbitration work as well.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008, 2012-2018
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNY, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2015
  • Recognized by the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project for Pro Bono work in immigration law

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1984
  • Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Criminal Justice Section
    • Dispute Resolution Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Human Rights Committee, Chair
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial and Federal Law Section
    • Criminal Justice Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association

Representative Cases

Commercial

  • Cole-Hoover v Reddy, 689 F. App’x 60 (2d Cir. 2017)
  • Taylor v. Harbour Pointe Homeowners Ass’n, 690 F.3d 44 (2d Cir. 2012), cert denied, 133 S. Ct. 1280 (2013), on remand, 2012 WL 6088368 (attorneys’ fees)
  • Omni Consulting Grp., Inc. v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 488 F. App’x 478 (2d Cir. 2012)
  • Phoenix Aktiengesellschaft v. Ecoplas, Inc., 391 F.3d 433 (2d Cir. 2004)
  • Denhaese v Buffalo Spine Surgery, PLLC, 144 A.D.3d 1519 (4th Dep’t 2016)
  • Liaros v. Ted’s Jumbo Red Hots, Inc., 96 A.D.3d 1464 (4th Dep’t 2012)
  • Estate of Panaggio v. Marasco, 93 A.D.3d 1281 (4th Dep’t 2012)
  • Marcone APW, LLC v Servall Co., 85 A.D.3d 1693 (4th Dep’t 2011)
  • O’Connell Mach. Co., Inc. v. City of Buffalo Zon. Bd. of App., 60 A.D.3d 1353 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • Rust v. Turgeon, 64 A.D.3d 1155 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • Gibraltar Steel v. Gibraltar Metal Proc., 19 A.D.3d 1141 796 (4th Dep’t 2005)
  • B.M.H. Mgmt., Inc. v. 81 & 3 Of Watertown, Inc., 13 A.D.3d 1182 (4th Dep’t 2004)
  • Smith v. Kanter, 273 A.D.2d 793 (4th Dep’t 2000)
  • Smith v. Triad Mfg Group, Inc., 255 A.D.2d 962 (4th Dep’t 1998)
  • Roller v. Buchheit, 259 A.D.2d 1012 (4th Dep’t 1999)
  • Arons v. Lalime, 3 F. Supp. 2d 328 (W.D.N.Y. 1998)
  • Sullivan v. LTV Aerospace & Defense Co., 850 F. Supp. 202 (W.D.N.Y. 1994), remanded, 82 F.3d 1251 (2d Cir. 1996) (settled)
  • Pennex Aluminum Co., a Div. of Metal Exchange Corp. v. International Fidelity Ins. Co., 818 F. Supp. 772 (M.D. Pa. 1993)
  • Sunbird Teleproductions, Inc. v. U.S. Fidelity and Guar. Co., 134 A.D.2d 832 (4th Dep’t 1987)

Estate Matters

  • In re Bodkin, 128 A.D.3d 1526 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • In re Attea, 49 Misc. 3d 218 (Sur. Ct. Erie Cty. 2015)
  • In re White, 128 A.D.3d 1366 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • In re Heckl, 66 A.D.3d 1344 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • In re Heckl, 44 A.D.3d 110 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • In re Estate of Titus, 39 A.D.3d 1203 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • In re Estate of Dudley, 46 A.D.3d 1461 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • In re Sommer, 16 Misc.3d 1103(A) (Surr Ct Catt. Cty 2007)
  • In re Proceeding by Sommer, 15 Misc.3d 1108(A) (Surr Ct Catt Cty 2007)

Bankruptcy Matters

  • In re Lyons Equipment Co., Inc., 436 B.R. 281  (Bk. Ct. W.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • In re Douds, 327 B.R. 122 (Bk. Ct. W.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • In re Admiral’s Walk, Inc., 134 B.R. 105 (Bk. Ct. W.D.N.Y. 1991)

Criminal Matters

  • U.S. v. Stoerr, 695 F.3d 271 (3d Cir. 2012)
  • Sevenson Envtl. Servs, Inc. v. McDonald, Civ. No. 08-1386(RMB), 2009 WL 427402 (D.N.J. Feb. 20, 2009)
  • United States v. Jones, No. CR-89-61E, 1989 WL 158297 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 15, 1989)

Present Activities

  • Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee, Chairman
  • LawExchange International, Dispute Resolution Group
  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Board of Trustees
    • Long Range Planning Committee, Co-Chair

Past Activities

  • Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Western New York, Past President
  • Delaware Soccer Club, Past President and Coach
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Adjunct Lecturer:  Post-Judgment Remedies