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Alan J. Bozer Comments on the Recent Settlement by Sevenson Environmental Services  More

Alan J. Bozer Comments On Cappuccino, NuVasive, Lanx and the Defectors Case  More

Alan K. Bozer and Minryu Sarah Kim Comment on Taylor v. Harbour Pointe Case  More

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Press Releases

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

Alan J. Bozer addresses Western New York Appraisers Group  More

Fifty-One Phillips Lytle LLP Attorneys Named to the 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers® List  More

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Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Giving Expert Testimony,” Society of Appraisers, Western New York Chapter, April 2014  More

Speaker, “The Great Writs and Post-Conviction Remedies,” Noonday Lecture, Bar Association of Erie County, April 2013  More

Speaker, “Surrogate Court Practice Involving Objections to Account” and “Surrogate Court Practice Involving Discovery Proceedings Under SCPA 2103 and 2104,” New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, June 2011  More

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Co-Author “White Collar Corner: Internal investigations and attorney-client privilege,” The Daily Record, April 2014  More

Co-Author “White Collar Corner: The federal money laundering statute – part II,” The Daily Record, April 2014  More

Co-Author “White Collar Corner: What you need to know about federal money laundering statute,” The Daily Record, February 2014  More

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Alan J. Bozer
Partner, Buffalo, New York City
(716) 504-5700, (212) 759-4888 Ext. 5700

Mr. Bozer co-chairs the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Practice Team. He is active in trying criminal and civil cases, and handles appellate and arbitration work as well.


  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008, 2012-2014
  • Recognized by the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project for Pro Bono work in immigration law


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975


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


  • LawExchange International, Dispute Resolution Group
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Adjunct Lecturer:  Post-Judgment Remedies 
  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Board of Trustees
    • “Olmsted Open” Golf Tournament, Co-Chair


  • Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Western New York, Past President
  • Delaware Soccer Club, Past President and Coach



  • Taylor v. Harbour Pointe Homeowners Ass'n, 690 F.3d 44 (2d Cir. 2012), cert denied, 133 S. Ct. 1280 (2013), on remand, 2012 WL 6088368 (attorneys’ fees)
  • Omni Consulting Group, Inc. v. Pilgrim's Pride Corp., 488 Fed. Appx. 478 (2d Cir. 2012)
  • Phoenix Aktiengesellschaft v. Ecoplas, Inc., 391 F.3d 433 (2d Cir. 2004)
  • Liaros v. Ted’s Jumbo Red Hots, Inc., 96 A.D.3d 1464 (4th Dep’t 2012)
  • Estate of Panaggio v. Marasco, 93 A.D.3d 1281 (4th Dep’t 2012)
  • O'Connell Mach. Co., Inc. v. City of Buffalo Zon. Bd. of App., 60 A.D.3d 1353 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • Rust v. Turgeon, 64 A.D.3d 1155 881 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • Gibraltar Steel v. Gibraltar Metal Proc., 19 A.D.3d 1141 796 (4th Dep’t 2005)
  • B.M.H. Management, Inc. v. 81 & 3 Of Watertown, Inc., 13 A.D.3d 1182 786 (4th Dep’t 2004)
  • Smith v. Kanter, 273 A.D.2d 793 (4th Dep’t 2000)
  • Smith v. Triad Mfg Group, Inc., 255 A.D.2d 962 (4th Dep’t 1998)
  • Roller v. Buchheit, 259 A.D.2d 1012 (4th Dep’t 1999)
  • Arons v. Lalime, 3 F. Supp. 2d 328 (W.D.N.Y. 1998)
  • Sullivan v. LTV Aerospace & Defense Co., 850 F. Supp. 202 (W.D.N.Y. 1994), remanded, 82 F.3d 1251 (2d Cir. 1996) (settled)
  • Pennex Aluminum Co., a Div. of Metal Exchange Corp. v. International Fidelity Ins. Co., 818 F. Supp. 772 (M.D. Pa. 1993)
  • Sunbird Teleproductions, Inc. v. U.S. Fidelity and Guar. Co., 134 A.D.2d 832 (4th Dep’t 1987)

Estate Matters

  • In re Heckl, 66 AD3d 1344 (4th Dep’t 2009)
  • In re Heckl, 44 A.D.3d 110 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • In re Estate of Titus, 39 A.D.3d 1203 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • In re Estate of Dudley, 46 A.D.3d 1461 (4th Dep’t 2007)
  • In re Sommer, 16 Misc.3d 1103(A) (Surr Ct Catt. Cty 2007)
  • In re Proceeding by Sommer, 15 Misc.3d 1108(A) (Surr Ct Catt Cty 2007)

Bankruptcy Matters

  • In re Lyons Equipment Co., Inc., 436 B.R. 281  (Bk. Ct. W.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • In re Douds, 327 B.R. 122 (Bk. Ct. W.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • In re Admiral's Walk, Inc., 134 B.R. 105 (Bk. Ct. W.D.N.Y. 1991)

Criminal Matters

  • U.S. v. Stoerr, 695 F.3d 271 (3d Cir. 2012)
  • Sevenson Env Serv. v. McDonald, Civ. No. 08-1386 (D.N.J. 2009)
  • United States v. Jones, 1989 WL 158297 (W.D.N.Y. 1989)