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William J. Brown Comments on Bankruptcy Trends  More

William J. Brown Selected Local Counsel for Coyne International Enterprises Bankruptcy Matters  More

William J. Brown Appointed Receiver for Premier Debt Acquisitions and Related Entities  More

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Press Releases

Sixty Phillips Lytle LLP Attorneys Named to the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® List  More

Phillips Lytle Among Highest Ranked Law Firms in Buffalo with Seven Top Listed Practice Areas in The Best Lawyers In America© 2017  More

William J. Brown to Present at the 13th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference  More

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Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “The Intersection of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Bankruptcy Code,” 13th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference, June 2016  More

Presenter, “Section 523(a)(2)(A) - Circuit Split and Other Interesting Section 523 Issues,” 13th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference, June 2016  More

Presenter, “Equitable Mootness: Judicial Rumblings,” 13th Annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference, June 2016  More

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Publications

“Collecting Debts From Financially-Troubled Companies: Minimizing the Risk of ‘Preferential Transfer’ Litigation,” Update (Phillips Lytle Newsletter) September 2000  More

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William J. Brown
Partner, Buffalo, New York City
(716) 847-7089, (212) 508-0414
wbrown@phillipslytle.com

Mr. Brown, a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, is the Team Leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice. He practices in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring law including creditors’ rights, workouts, bankruptcies and reorganizations, secured transactions and asset-based financing. As part of that practice, he also advises extensively on lender liability issues, the structuring of highly leveraged financing transactions and environmental laws. Mr. Brown has been actively involved in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcies in the United States involving a wide range of businesses and industries. He has served as a panelist and lecturer at numerous national, state and local seminars for lawyers and bankers.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2015 Buffalo Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008, 2010-2015
  • Listed in Who’s Who In Law, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal

EDUCATION

Boston College Law School, J.D., 1979
Le Moyne College, B.S., 1973

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit