Phillips Lytle Attorney Named To Super Lawyers Top 50 Upstate 2012 List

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 12:32

Kevin M. Hogan, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, has been named to Super Lawyers magazine’s Top 50 Upstate 2012 list.  He was previously named to the Top 50 list in 2010.

Mr. Hogan is also among 46 Phillips Lytle attorneys named to the Super Lawyers Upstate 2012 list, and one of 37 attorneys from the firm’s Buffalo office to be listed.

At Phillips Lytle, Mr. Hogan, the former Trial Department administrator and current Environment Practice team leader, concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property and litigation. An effective and efficient legal advisor, he counsels clients on environmental compliance at both the state and federal levels, with respect to investigations and enforcement proceedings by state and federal agencies, and on environmental issues arising in corporate and commercial transactions.

An experienced litigator with a track record of successfully resolving disputes, Mr. Hogan defends clients in environmental cost recovery claims, toxic exposure lawsuits, and engineering and professional malpractice claims. He also represents clients in disputes involving patents, licenses, trademarks and other intellectual property. Mr. Hogan is a skilled negotiator who also serves as a court-designated mediator in the Western District of New York. He has been listed as a Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 and Upstate New York Super Lawyers® several times. 

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Christopher G. Dorman, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, one of the region’s best-known law firms, recently served on the faculty of a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event sponsored by The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. The seminar, titled “Financing Receivables,” was held September 24 at Club 101, at 101 Park Avenue, in New York City.

The CLE seminar explored a number of business and legal issues that often arise in factoring or lending against accounts receivable, including achieving a “true sale,” priming liens, currency risks, cross-border tax and regulatory issues, non-compliance with notices of assignment, government receivables, perfection, collection agency legislation and anti-assignment clauses.

Mr. Dorman, a partner in Phillips Lytle’'s New York City office, concentrates his practice in the area of banking and commercial law, including secured lending, asset-based financing, trade finance, factoring, acquisition financing, intellectual property finance, loan restructuring and workouts, equipment leasing and chattel paper finance.