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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

Mark J. Moretti to Speak at a New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Diversity Committee Seminar for Law Students and Newly Admitted Lawyers at Syracuse Law School   More

Jennifer A. Beckage Named to 2014 Buffalo Business First 40 Under 40 Class  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® 2015 List  More

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Speaking Engagements

“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

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

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Publications

“A Close Look At NY’s New Privilege Log Rule,” Law360, August 2014  More

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

Beyond Dispute - December 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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