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Corporate Associate, Buffalo  More

In The News

Richard M. Beers and Albert M. Mercury Comment on Importance of Understanding Clients’ Goals and Objectives  More

Frederick G. Attea Provides Assistance to Start-Up Companies  More

Fred Attea Comments on Legal Aspects of Family Business Succession Planning  More

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Press Releases

Phillips Lytle LLP Receives a National First-Tier Ranking for its Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants Practice on U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2014 “Best Law Firms” List  More

Phillips Lytle LLP Receives a National First-Tier Ranking for its Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants Practice on U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2014 “Best Law Firms” List  More

Colleen E. Lamarre Elected a Local Director of Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter  More

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Publications

“Frequently Asked Questions about Tax Exempt Organizations and Political Campaign Activities,” Phillips Lytle Not-For-Profit Client Alert - September 2010  More

“FTC Requires Health Care Providers Who Bill Patients to Guard Against Identity Theft by Following Red Flags Rule,” Phillips Lytle Corporate Client Alert - July 2009  More

“New IRS Enforcement Initiatives and New Legislation for Tax Exempt Organizations,” Phillips Lytle Corporate Client Alert - January 2009  More

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Corporate

Phillips Lytle’s Corporate Practice is comprised of highly experienced attorneys, several of whom are listed in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America.® This group is structured around the main issues faced by our corporate and business clients.

Our Corporate attorneys assist our business clients in the successful completion of basic and complex transactions. Our attorneys advise clients on the structure and formation of new business entities, and take them through mergers and acquisitions. We also advise our clients about the tax issues involved in all types of transactions. In addition, we guide our clients in meeting all types of operational challenges throughout the United States and internationally.

Our Corporate Practice encompasses:

  • Selection, structure and formation of startup business entities
  • Business entity capitalization and financing
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations
  • Venture capital transactions
  • Public and private securities offerings
  • Securities regulation
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Not-for-profit and tax-exempt entities
  • Licensing and distribution
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate compliance programs
  • Executive employment and compensation

Closely Held Businesses

As many of Phillips Lytle’s clients are closely held, family-owned and entrepreneurial businesses, we have developed a legal practice that specifically addresses the needs of these entities. We understand our small business clients’ desire for pragmatic and efficient legal counsel, and we help these clients deal with the myriad issues that arise in the normal course of business, including:

  • Entity selection, formation and financing
  • Ownership and management structure
  • Accessing private capital
  • Accessing public economic development programs
  • Protection of proprietary rights
  • Managing growth through strategic partnering
  • Business succession planning

We also have been intensively involved in dealing with shareholder disputes, conflicts among family members, integrating and compensating key employees who are not family members, and working out equitable arrangements for family members not involved in the family business.


Frederick G. Attea
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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