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Alan J. Bozer Comments on Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Award Recipients  More

Eight Phillips Lytle LLP Attorneys Named in Legal Elite of WNY 2015  More

Alan J. Bozer Named Buffalo And Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee Chairman  More

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

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Alan J. Bozer Participates in NYS Bar Association Seminar on Discovery Proceedings for Trusts and Estates Practice  More

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Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “The Great Writ of Habeas Corpus,” Chonnam National University College of Law, March 2016  More

Panelist, “Discovery Proceedings for Trusts and Estates Practice,” NYS Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Seminar, May 2015  More

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

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Co-Author “White Collar Corner: The Yates Memo: One Year Later,” The Daily Record, August 2016  More

Author, “Another Voice: Creek’s history and environment must be preserved,” The Buffalo News, December 2015  More

Co-Author “White Collar Corner: Reasonable interpretation vs. knowing lie - How tax fraud is enforced as a false claim in New York,” The Daily Record, December 2015  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, 2012-2015
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNY, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2015
  • Recognized by the Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project for Pro Bono work in immigration law


State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 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


  • Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee, Chairman
  • 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
    • Long Range Planning Committee, 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 (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 Bodkin, 128 A.D.3d 1526 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • In re Attea, 2015 WL 3774509 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • In re White, 128 A.D.3d 1366 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • In re Heckl, 66 A.D.3d 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)