Patrick T. Fitzgerald, Phillips Lytle Partner

Patrick T. Fitzgerald

(716) 847-8315
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Mr. Fitzgerald focuses his practice on real estate law. He assists his clients with all matters related to real estate transactions and development projects. This includes sales and acquisitions, financing, leasing, land use and zoning (site plan approvals, special permits, variances, subdivision plans and rezonings), easements, covenants, conditions and restrictions, and environmental compliance and permitting at both the state and federal levels. Mr. Fitzgerald uses his broad real estate background to ensure client matters and projects move forward effectively and efficiently to completion.

Admitted to Practice

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

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2017-2020


  • 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