Our site is optimized for screen resolutions of 1024 x 768 and higher. We’ve detected yours is set below this. For the best experience, please adjust your resolution. To close this message click here

How Can We Help?

Group Leader

prev Back    Team Page    More next

Team Opportunities

Corporate Associate, Buffalo  More

In The News

Robert V. Cornish, Jr. to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Hot Topics in National Futures Association Audits 2014 Live Webcast  More

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

View all for this practice area

Press Releases

Fifty-One Phillips Lytle LLP Attorneys Named to the 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® 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

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

View all for this practice area


“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

View all for this practice area


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

Play audio clip