Phillips Lytle LLP

Frederick G. Attea

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Practice Areas

Mr. Attea is engaged in securities and corporate practice with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance and legal compliance programs. He is involved in programs for minimizing liability exposures of directors and officers. He also works with many nonprofits on corporate governance issues.


Joined the firm in 1964 and has been a partner since 1970.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Business Law Section; Canisius College Center for Entrepreneurship, Former Board Member; LawExchange International; New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member of the Executive Committee and Securities Regulation Committee and former Chair of Business Law Section, Committee on Revision of the Not-for-Profit Law, Corporation Law Committee, House of Delegates and Special Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice; New York State Bar Association Business Law Journal, Advisory Board; State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law Dean's Advisory Council, Founding Member


Mr. Attea has authored numerous articles and lectured on a variety of business law topics including acquisitions; business ethics; legal compliance programs; directors and officers liability, insurance and indemnification; and nonprofit corporate governance.


Fordham University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1964 and Canisius College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1961