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Sixty Seven Phillips Lytle LLP Attorneys Named to the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® List  More

Patrick T. Fitzgerald to Present at Bar Association of Erie County CLE Event “Environmental Law: Preserving Our Rights to the Water”  More

Patrick T. Fitzgerald Named to the WNY United Board of Directors  More

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Presenter, “Clean Water Act Citizen Suits,” Environmental Law: Preserving Our Rights to the Water, Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC) CLE Event, May 2017  More

Panelist, “Major Developments in Redistricting,” The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy (State University of New York at Buffalo Law School), October 2011  More

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Co-Author, “The Rule Against Perpetuities,” Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, Law Journal Newsletters, September 2012  More

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Patrick T. Fitzgerald
Senior Associate, Buffalo
(716) 847-8315
pfitzgerald@phillipslytle.com

Mr. Fitzgerald focuses his practice on environmental law. He counsels clients on environmental and regulatory compliance at both the state and federal levels, including matters related to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, the New York Uniform Procedures Act (environmental permits), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (federal and New York State programs). In addition, he advises and aids in the defense of clients that are faced with investigation and enforcement proceedings by state and federal agencies, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. His experience lends itself to a wide range of environmental regulatory and enforcement issues.

Mr. Fitzgerald also handles land use and zoning, real estate, and energy matters. He has significant experience representing clients before local land use agencies for numerous issues, including site plan approvals, special permits, variances, subdivision plans and rezonings. He also assists clients with the sale, acquisition and leasing of real estate for reasons ranging from commercial development to the installation of energy facilities (wind and solar). He is a member of the Canadian Cross Border Team.

The firm has been recognized by Chambers USA for excellence in environmental law.

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2011
St. John Fisher College, B.A., 2006

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

PRESENT ACTIVITIES

  • Amherst Republican Committee, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., Volunteer
  • WNY United, Board of Directors

PAST ACTIVITIES

  • New York State Wireless Association Tradeshow Committee, Member
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law National Trial Team, Member
  • Saturn Club Historic Preservation Foundation Committee, Member
  • Nickel City Professionals Committee, Member
  • HSBC Riverside High School Mentoring Program, Student Mentor