Raymond H. Seitz, Phillips Lytle Of Counsel

Raymond H. Seitz

Of Counsel
(716) 847-7065
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Mr. Seitz concentrates in banking, commercial lending and commercial real estate transactions representing financial institutions and borrowers, secured transactions law and development financing.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©,
    • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Buffalo Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2009 Buffalo Banking Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law®
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2014
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNYBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2013


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1972
  • Canisius College, B.S., 1969

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Commercial Financial Services Committee
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Fellow
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Banking Law Committee, Past Chairman
    • Real Property Law Committee
  • New York Bankers Association
    • Lawyers Advisory Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Banking Law Committee, Past Chairman
    • Business Law Section, Chair 1999 – 2000
    • Executive Committee, 1993 – Present
    • House of Delegates, 2002 – 2006, 2009 – Present
    • Senior Lawyers Section

Present Activities

  • Better Business Bureau Foundation of Western New York and Better Business Bureau, Inc., Past Chairman of the Board and General Counsel
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management, Lecturer on Business Law