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William Joseph Brown

Banking Attorney at Buffalo, NY

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Mr. Brown, a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, is the Team Leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice. He practices in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring law including creditors’ rights, workouts, bankruptcies and reorganizations, secured transactions and asset-based financing. As part of that practice, he also advises extensively on lender liability issues, the structuring of highly leveraged financing transactions and environmental laws. Mr. Brown has been actively involved in many of the largest and most complex bankruptcies in the United States involving a wide range of business and industries. He has served as a panelist and lecturer at numerous national, state and local seminars for lawyers and bankers.


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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Licensed for 52 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1970
Updated 11/17/2022

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Phillips Lytle LLP
One Canalside
125 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14203
Phillips Lytle LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, NY, 10018-1405
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD
  • 1979
  • Le Moyne College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973


  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • Fellow
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  • Bank Management Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Lecturer
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  • American Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
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  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee
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  • American Bar Association, Commercial Financial Services Committee
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  • American Bar Association, Creditors’ Rights & Lender Liability Subcommittees
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  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
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  • Bar Association of Erie County
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  • Bar Association of Erie County, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee
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  • American Bankruptcy Institute
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  • Turnaround Management Association
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Buffalo Banking Lawyer William Joseph Brown
William Joseph Brown
Banking Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 52 years