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In The News

Kenneth A. Manning & John G. Schmidt Comment on National Fuel Shareholder Case  More

John G. Schmidt Comments on Embezzlement Scheme Impacting Niagara Falls, New York Company  More

Richard E. Honen Comments in Crain’s New York On Ongoing Workers’ Comp Case  More

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Press Releases

Alan J. Bozer addresses Western New York Appraisers Group  More

Three Phillips Lytle LLP Attorneys Participate In “Life After Law School” Seminars  More

Corporate Counsel Magazine Names Phillips Lytle LLP a Go-To Law Firm® for Its Legal Work on Behalf of Six Fortune 500 U.S. Companies  More

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Speaking Engagements

“Basics of Federal Practice,” “Life After Law School: Basic Practice 101,” Erie Institute of Law Seminar, April 2014  More

“Conducting a Pretrial Deposition,” “Life After Law School: Basic Practice 101,” Erie Institute of Law Seminar, April 2014  More

“Arbitration Fast-Track: Effective Advocacy for a Faster Process,” New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, Erie County Bar Association, and Monroe County Bar Association Symposium, February 2013  More

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“How Developers Can Avoid Punitive Damages Liability,” Law360, January 2014  More

Beyond Dispute - December 2013  More

Beyond Dispute - June 2013  More

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Business Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in all phases of disputes, including banking, contracts, sales and product distribution, services, financing, construction, insurance coverage, joint ventures, employment, franchising, licensing, leasing, real estate finance and development, trusts, shareholder and partnership disputes, and contract disputes. We are well versed in the Uniform Commercial Code and other commercial statutes; antitrust and trade laws; securities laws; RICO; dealer acts; intellectual property laws; corporation and business organization statutes; and common law principles including fraud, conversion, defamation, unfair competition, and tortious interference in all types of business disputes.

At Phillips Lytle, the bench strength of our Business Litigation Team brings to bear unique case management skills and techniques necessary for success in commercial litigation. Our experience and knowledge of numerous industries, manufacturing processes, product distribution, business relationships, contracts and financing enable 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. For instance, many business disputes are 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 are able to prosecute, or mount an aggressive defense to, injunction proceedings, and we are proud of our results in those proceedings.

John G. Schmidt Jr.

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