William J. Brown, Phillips Lytle Partner

William J. Brown

Partner
Buffalo, New York City
(716) 847-7089
(212) 508-0414
wbrown@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Brown, a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, is the Team Leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice. He practices in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring law including creditors’ rights, workouts, bankruptcies and reorganizations, secured transactions and asset-based financing. As part of that practice, he also advises extensively on lender liability issues, the structuring of highly leveraged financing transactions and environmental laws. Mr. Brown has been actively involved in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcies in the United States involving a wide range of businesses and industries. He has served as a panelist and lecturer at numerous national, state and local seminars for lawyers and bankers.

Admitted to Practice

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

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2015
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008, 2010-2018
  • Listed in Who’s Who In LawBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1979
  • Le Moyne College, B.S., 1973

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Business Bankruptcy Committee
      • Commercial Finance Committee
        • Creditors’ Rights Subcommittee
        • Lender Liability Subcommittee
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
  • Bank Management Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo, Lecturer
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Commercial Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Turnaround Management Association