Patrick T. Fitzgerald, Phillips Lytle Senior Associate

Patrick T. Fitzgerald

Senior Associate
(716) 847-8315
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Mr. Fitzgerald focuses his practice on real estate and environmental law. He assists clients with all real estate matters necessary to successfully complete challenging real estate transactions and development projects, including sales and acquisitions, financing, leasing, and land use and zoning matters (site plan approvals, special permits, variances, subdivision plans and rezonings). Mr. Fitzgerald’s broad real estate background allows him to aid his clients through all stages of a real estate transaction or development project.

In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald counsels clients on challenging brownfield development projects, environmental and regulatory compliance and permitting at both the state and federal levels, due diligence matters related to real estate and commercial transactions (mergers and acquisitions), and investigative and enforcement proceedings brought by state and federal agencies. He has experience with all major federal and state environmental laws.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

Honors & Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2017-2019


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2011
  • St. John Fisher College, B.A., 2006

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Environmental Law Committee, Chair
  • New York Construction Materials Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute

Present Activities

  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., Volunteer
  • WNY United, Board of Directors

Past Activities

  • Amherst Republican Committee, Member
  • New York State Wireless Association Tradeshow Committee, Member
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law National Trial Team, Member
  • Saturn Club Historic Preservation Foundation Committee, Member
  • Nickel City Professionals Committee, Member
  • HSBC Riverside High School Mentoring Program, Student Mentor