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How Can We Help?

Always bringing more to the table.

Passionate people who take a pragmatic approach. What does that mean for our clients? It means that our attorneys have a true love of the law. We dig deeper, look at problems from all sides, and employ a level of analytics and higher-order thinking that makes a real difference in each and every matter we handle. We approach every case thoughtfully, in the context of our clients’ objectives, working efficiently to arrive at outcomes that make good business sense. Because we are strong partners with our clients, we deliver consistent, winning results time and again.

We take great pride that we work this way for clients who are among the top companies in the country – some of whom are on the FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE Global 500 lists. We are proud of our relationships with startup companies, entrepreneurs and family-run businesses that shape the business climate and create jobs in our communities.

When Phillips Lytle was founded in 1834 as a one-man office, Orsamus Marshall couldn’t have imagined that what he started would result in a law firm of regional and national prestige. Recognition by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News and World Report, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA didn’t happen by chance. It was bestowed on us through the glowing feedback gained from our satisfied clients and peers.

While we’ve grown and evolved during our 180-year history, we’ve always held fast to the principles upon which our firm was founded, “Accept great trusts and responsibilities and fulfill them with the utmost skill and fidelity.” Our growth has only made us more ready and able to better aid clients from coast to coast. We’ve even recently opened the doors to our Canadian office to serve companies across the border looking to conduct business in the U.S.

Partner Organizations

An important part of our practice is the strong relationships we have developed with industry and business advocacy groups. Our attorneys are proud of the commitments they have made in furthering these organizations’ efforts. The wealth of information that is gathered from these impressive groups is shared with our clients to provide insight into their industries and their businesses.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
Chambers and Partners
The Business Council
Greater Rochester Enterprise
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
Acore
Brownfield Association
DRI
New York State Wireless Association
Rochester Business Alliance
Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

David J. McNamara
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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