September 05, 2019

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


Batavia, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partners Milan K. Tyler and Craig R. Bucki will participate in the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) IDA Academy event on Tuesday, September 10th at Genesee Community College in Batavia. Mr. Tyler will moderate the panel titled “Public Finance: Tools, Resources and Recent Updates.” Mr. Bucki will participate as a panelist during the session titled “New Legislation and Its Impact on IDAs.”

The IDA Academy provides regular training by NYSEDC IDA members, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), the Authorities Budget Office (ABO) and other industry experts for IDA staff and executives on a variety of issues to help operate an IDA office more efficiently and effectively. Each one-day seminar offers sessions to provide training, understanding and best practices around the functions, powers and tools available to IDAs.

Mr. Tyler concentrates in the area of public finance and is experienced in the areas of real estate loan transactions and workouts; conveyancing, leasing, title, survey and environmental issues; and cooperative and condominium projects. He also advises on federal and state tax law matters and changes thereto pertaining to the issuance of debt. Mr. Tyler is experienced in public finance transactions involving general municipal obligations, housing, economic development, urban redevelopment, higher education facilities, energy utility facilities, facilities for 501C(3) organizations, special public benefit corporations (such as the Nassau Regional OTB Corp.), bonds supported by credit and liquidity facilities (including bank letters of credit), and various derivatives.

Mr. Bucki focuses his practice on litigation involving state and municipal government, public authorities, and other quasi-governmental entities. In this practice area, Mr. Bucki has experience in prosecuting disciplinary hearings against public employees, representing political candidates in election law disputes, challenging the constitutionality of state statutes and municipal ordinances, obtaining review of the decisions of state and municipal agencies in special proceedings pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, and advising governmental clients concerning issues of governance and compliance with state law. Mr. Bucki also devotes a portion of his practice to representing business entities in commercial disputes and homeowners’ associations in enforcing real property covenants.

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