Douglas W. Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle Partner

Douglas W. Dimitroff

Partner
Buffalo, Washington, DC, New York City, Canada
(716) 847-5408
(202) 617-2700 ext. 5408, (212) 759-4888 ext. 5408, (519) 570-4800
ddimitroff@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Dimitroff focuses in the areas of commercial real estate and telecommunications law as leader of the firm’s Project Development and Telecommunications Teams. He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications matters, representing leading telecommunications carriers, infrastructure providers and numerous other clients involved in the telecommunications industry. His representation has included transactional and litigation matters, such as permitting for wireless telecommunication carriers, tower owners and developers; and site leasing work, site development and asset sales and purchases throughout the U.S. He has particular expertise in Distributed Antenna System and other small cell networks where he is involved with both business and regulatory aspects. He is a board member and founder of the New York State Wireless Association.

Mr. Dimitroff has extensive public-private partnership and commercial real estate expertise, with 25 years of experience representing a broad range of clients on office, industrial, retail and mixed use projects. In addition, he represents developers and investors in commercial real estate financing, including construction lending and loan restructurings. He has been instrumental in numerous projects by providing creative solutions, overcoming project challenges, engaging critical partners and identifying incentives to ensure effectiveness in moving projects forward.

Mr. Dimitroff is a member of the Canadian Cross Border Team.

Additional Areas of Focus

START-UP NY Program

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2012-2018
  • Listed in Who’s Who In Law, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1989
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 1984

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Banking Law Committee
    • Real Property Law Committee
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Municipal Law Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • New York State Economic Development Council
  • Waterloo Region Law Association
  • Wireless Infrastructure Association

Present Activities

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Member
      (Representing New York State Wireless Association)

      • Model Code for Municipalities Working Group, Chair
  • New York State Wireless Association, Board of Directors
    • Former President
  • Wireless Infrastructure Association
  • The HetNet Forum
    • Advocacy Committee
    • In-Building Committee
  • New York State Telecommunications Association
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Council, Chair
  • Invest Buffalo Niagara, Vice Chair, Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
    • Finance & Audit Committee
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership CanAm Council, Member

Past Activities

  • Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), Board of Directors
  • Western New York Regional Economic Development Council
    • Binational Logistics Work Group, Member
  • infoTech Niagara, Inc., Board Member
  • iambuffaloniagarajobs.com Website, Chair
  • The Canada-United States Law Institute