Robert F. Zogas, Phillips Lytle Partner

Robert F. Zogas

Partner
Rochester
(585) 238-2007
rzogas@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Zogas’ practice is business-oriented and broad-based. He advises clients in a wide range of industries on business matters and commercial transactions, offering legal services of the highest quality combined with good business judgment and common sense. Mr. Zogas has over 30 years of experience working with businesses and their owners, executives and managers in strategizing, negotiating and documenting complex commercial matters.

Mr. Zogas’ business practice involves the counseling of business entities and their owners regarding their form of business organization, mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures, shareholder relations, equity financing, debt financing, executive compensation programs, employee benefits, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, distribution arrangements, commercial contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, sales tax questions, corporate income tax, partnership tax matters and personal income tax.

He has represented both banks and borrowers in commercial loan transactions. Mr. Zogas’ intellectual property practice includes the protection of proprietary technology and trade secrets, and the licensing of technology and computer software.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Rochester-NY Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008
  • Communication for Life Award, Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2014, 2015

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1975

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Tax Section

Present Activities

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community, Counsel
  • Melita/Catherine McAuley Housing, Counsel
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, Strategic Planning Committee Member, Counsel
  • Hearing Loss Association of America – NYS, Advisor