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In The News

Sean C. McPhee Comments in Law 360 Article on Order Compelling Post-Judgment Discovery Obtained for Client  More

Kevin M. Hogan Comments on Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in Western District of New York   More

Phillips Lytle’s M&A and Litigation Practice Earn High Marks in 2015 Chambers USA Directory  More

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Press Releases

Anna Mercado Clark To Present at CLE “2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know”   More

Mark J. Moretti and Chad W. Flansburg Author Book Review of “Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition”  More

Phillips Lytle LLP Earns “Top Listed” Ranking in New York State in Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants on The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 List  More

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Speaking Engagements

“Hot Topics in National Futures Association Audits,” The Knowledge Group, Live Webcast, October 2014  More

“Pointers on Courtroom Conduct for Students and Newly Admitted Attorneys,” NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section Diversity Committee Seminar, September 2014  More

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

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“A Valuable Tool For Consolidating NY State Court Actions,” Law360, March 2016  More

Beyond Dispute - August 2015  More

“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  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.

Phillips Lytle is proud to be recognized by Chambers USA for excellence in Litigation: General Commercial.

Click here to view Phillips Lytle's profile on the Chambers USA website.


John G. Schmidt Jr.

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