The Phillips Lytle Commercial Litigation Team has extensive experience in all phases of business disputes, including those involving banking, contracts, sales and product distribution, services, financing, construction, insurance coverage, joint ventures, employment, franchising, licensing, leasing, land use, real estate finance and development, energy, trusts, charitable organizations, shareholder and partnership disputes, consumer finance defense, professional liability, and machinery/technology warranties.
We are well versed in commercial statutes, antitrust and trade laws, securities laws, concessions laws, RICO, electronic discovery, cybersecurity, dealer acts, intellectual property laws, health care laws, and corporation and business organization statutes, as well as common law principles, including fraud, conversion, defamation, unfair competition, and tortious interference in all types of business disputes.
The bench strength of our Commercial Litigation Team brings to bear unique case management skills and techniques necessary for success in business litigation. Our experience with and knowledge of numerous industries, manufacturing processes, product distribution, business relationships, regulatory frameworks, contracts and financing enables us to quickly get up to speed, and render timely and informed opinions about the potential risks and rewards of various dispute resolution strategies.
The outcome of many business disputes is influenced by strategic decisions made early in a case – often won or lost in injunction proceedings that take place early in a case, on an expedited basis. We pride ourselves on the speed with which we can prosecute or mount an aggressive defense to injunction proceedings, and we are proud of our results in those proceedings.
Phillips Lytle is proud to be recognized for an eighth year by Chambers USA© for excellence in Litigation: General Commercial.
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2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers
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“Proposed FTC Rule Would Ban Most Noncompete Agreements,” Phillips Lytle Commercial Litigation Client Alert, January 2023
“As Western New York Reopens, Businesses Should Take Steps to Protect Themselves in the Event of Litigation,” Phillips Lytle Commercial Litigation Client Alert, Jun 2020
“Disparate Impact Liability Under the Fair Housing Act: A Potential Pitfall for Municipalities, Quasi-Governmental Agencies, Banks and Other Entities Involved with Residential and Mixed-Use Projects,” Phillips Lytle Business Litigation Client Alert, July 2015
“Western District Case Notes,” The Daily Record, February 2023
“Western District Case Notes,” The Daily Record, December 2022
“Conditioning Forum Non Conveniens Dismissals: The Limitations of Judicial Discretion,” New York Journal, September 2022
"What Counsel Looks for in Selecting Arbitrators and Mediators," Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting Program, NYSBA 2023 Annual Meeting, January 2023
"Careers in Litigation," AABANY Litigation and Student Outreach Committees, July 2022
“The Anatomy of a Workplace Fraud Case – Detection, Investigation, Remediation,” Webinar, Phillips Lytle, Dopkins & Company and Peter M. Vito & Associates, June 2021
John Schmidt Discusses Business Fraud