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Phillips Lytle LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

5 ranked lawyersBand 1New York: UpstateUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Standout litigation practice with capabilities across a broad range of commercial disputes. Fields an excellent bench of litigators with extensive experience at trial and appeal levels. Expertise includes insurance coverage, construction, employment franchising and contractual disputes. Also noted for its strength in white-collar criminal litigation and government investigations.

Strengths

Sources say: "These are some of the most talented, intelligent attorneys in the city."

Commentators say: "The team is efficient and effective. They are quick to respond and clear in their communications."

Work highlights

Represented Dow Chemical in a contract dispute with Nova Chemical over rights related to a ethylene-producing plant in North America.

Notable practitioners

Edward Bloomberg draws on almost four decades of experience to advise clients facing complex commercial disputes. He offers expertise in litigation involving securities, insurance, intellectual property and labor and employment, among other areas.

John Schmidt continues to excel in a broad range of contentious matters. Clients call upon his abilities across the gamut of commercial litigation and white-collar criminal cases.

Kenneth Manning maintains a distinguished reputation for his wealth of experience in handling high-stakes litigation. He advises on a wide variety of commercial disputes including class actions.
"He is just great. He provides high-level strategy advice." "He is a spectacular lawyer and go-to problem-solver who is politically connected."

Kevin English 's practice features significant strengths in commercial disputes. Clients regularly turn to him to advise on breach of contract claims, noncompete disputes and wider corporate litigation, among other matters.
"Kevin is thorough, articulate and competent." "He is very responsive, friendly and efficient."

Preston Zarlock maintains a solid reputation for his abilities as a tenacious litigator. He frequently acts for clients in commercial disputes, including product liability and insurance coverage matters.
"Preston Zarlock is an excellent attorney who is aggressive in defense and strategic in thinking."

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Overview

Phillips Lytle's litigation practice is recognized nationally for its outstanding trial and appellate work. We have a sophisticated team of commercial litigators who have extensive experience in all phases of business disputes, including those involving banking, contracts, sales and product distribution, services, financing, construction, insurance coverage, joint ventures, employment, franchising, licensing, leasing, land use, real estate finance and development, energy, trusts, charitable organizations, shareholder and partnership disputes, consumer finance defense, professional liability and machinery/technology warranties. 

Phillips Lytle's litigation experience includes handling commercial matters throughout the country in both trial and appellate courts, in the Federal and State judicial systems and before arbitration panels. 

Litigation: General Commercial Department

Phillips Lytle LLP

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Department location

One Canalside

125 Main Street

Buffalo

New York

USA

NY 14203

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New York: Upstate

Litigation: General Commercial


Edward S. Bloomberg
Senior Statespeople
John G. Schmidt Jr
Band 3
Kenneth A. Manning
Band 1
Kevin J. English
Band 2
Preston Zarlock
Band 3