Skip to content

Member News

Phillips Lytle’s Telecommunications Practice Ranked In 2023 Edition Of The Legal 500 United States

June 9, 2023

One of only six new members added nationally in 2023

Buffalo, N.Y. – Celebrating a significant milestone, Phillips Lytle has earned its inaugural ranking in The Legal 500 United States 2023 edition for the category Media, Technology and Telecoms - Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactions. The Legal 500 highlights the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

Typically dominated by AmLaw 200 firms, Phillips Lytle was one of just six new members added to the list in the 2023 edition, and the only firm headquartered in Upstate New York to appear in this category. The Legal 500’s analysis of Phillips Lytle concludes that our team “has carved out a niche advising clients in relation to all aspects of infrastructure transactions in the telecoms space, representing a range of regional and blue-chip clients in the sale, acquisition, and development of business-critical infrastructure projects.”

Client testimonials gathered for the ranking addressed the firm’s strengths in industry knowledge, experience and attorney-client interaction. One client noted, “I ALWAYS felt they were working on our behalf and that they were diligently working to protect the interest of our company and its principles…. Our transaction would likely not have been completed without their expertise in understanding our needs as an entrepreneurial family and the complex requirements of a private equity-backed buyer.” Another client said, “It was never about proving they were better, smarter, more aggressive than the other attorney. It was always about collaboration, problem resolution and VALUE CREATION…. The Phillips Lytle team played a critical role in our success and our family will always be grateful for their work on our behalf. They started as legal contractor and finished as trusted advisors and friends.”

Assessing the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions for the past 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world with a comprehensive research program revised every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.  The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. Recognizing that only a small number of firms in the U.S. have a truly national presence coupled with the capability to handle complex work, The Legal 500’s elite approachfocuses on the “true superstars” of the profession, organizing each practice area into a single, national ranking, eschewing a state-by-state approach.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including Fortune 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit


Scroll To Top