February 03, 2016

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


Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, announced the addition of Kristen M. Birmingham as a partner. She will join the firm’s corporate practice group and will be based in the Buffalo office.

Ms. Birmingham’s practice involves a comprehensive range of transactional corporate matters with a particular emphasis on private and public company merger and acquisition transactions for both domestic and international clients across numerous industry sectors. Ms. Birmingham counsels business entities and their principals on matters relating to formation and organization, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, employment and consulting agreements, supply and distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, general commercial contracts, terms and conditions of sale, general corporate governance matters and antitrust matters (including Hart-Scott-Rodino filings).

Ms. Birmingham is admitted to practice law in New York State and is a member of the Business Law Section and the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association as well as the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Birmingham has been listed in Business First of Buffalo’s Legal Elite of WNY, including 2015 when she was rated as “Top 10.” She is also listed in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers directory, published annually by Thomson Reuters.

She earned her B.A., cum laude, from Franklin Marshall College and her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law where she served as Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit