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Mr. Graham has been with the firm since 1984 and concentrates his practice in environmental law; energy and land use, including telecommunications. With a knowledge of all major federal and New York environmental laws, he counsels on environmental compliance, regulations, litigation, natural resources, renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental due diligence with respect to real property use, redevelopment and other commercial transactions. Mr. Graham also focuses on brownfield redevelopment and related project development, Great Lakes Basin regulations, as well as defense of government civil and criminal enforcement of environmental laws. With respect to telecommunications, Mr. Graham handles matters related to construction, modification and operation of cell tower and other communications facilities, including zoning and land use permitting, administrative proceedings and litigation. He was the firm’s Managing Partner from 2001-2007.


Phillips Lytle LLP is a full-service law firm with passionate people who are guided by a pragmatic process. We take great pride working on complex litigation and transactional matters in each of our 36 practice areas, which include Banking & Financial Services, Business and Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Energy, Environment and Telecommunications. Our offices are located in Albany, Buffalo, Chautauqua, Garden City, New York and Rochester, NY, as well as Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 



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Practice areas


  1. Telecommunications: 34%
  2. Energy: 33%
  3. Environmental: 33%

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Phillips Lytle LLP

One Canalside
125 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14203


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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources SectionN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionN/AN/A
Bar Association of Erie CountyN/AN/A
Bar Association of Erie County, Environmental Law CommitteeN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979