Local business celebrates 185th anniversary by donating 185 bags of food to those in need!

September 17, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Phillips Lytle LLP  is celebrating a huge milestone and using the opportunity to help others.

The firm is celebrating their 185th anniversary and to commemorate, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, declared today “Phillips Lytle Day” in the City of Buffalo! The firm is celebrating by donating 185 bags of goods to FeedMore WNY.

“Phillips Lytle is proud to celebrate the firm’s 185th anniversary,” said Phillips Lytle LLP Managing Partner Kevin M. Hogan. “In addition to our long history of providing client service excellence, we pride ourselves on our commitment to the communities in which we work and live. Phillips Lytle supports hundreds of community and national organizations through volunteer service, board work, and financial support. Naturally, we wanted to celebrate our 185th anniversary with contributions to organizations making a difference in communities across our footprint.”

“I would like to thank Phillips Lytle for their generous donation to FeedMore WNY,” said FeedMore WNY Chief Communications Officer Anne McKenna. “These donations will help nourish and support our vulnerable community members. Thanks to partners like Phillips Lytle, we can continue our mission of offering dignity, hope, and a brighter future to our Western New York neighbors in need.”

Phillips Lytle’s history began in 1834 when Orsamus H. Marshall opened a one-man law office in Buffalo. Forty years after the office opened, Grover Cleveland joined the firm. He would eventually serve as Governor of the State of New York and President of the United States. Over the following decades, the firm that is today known as Phillips Lytle continued to grow and add expertise in a wide variety of practice areas. Today, the firm has more than 400 employees located in six offices in New York State, one office in Cleveland, OH, one office in Washington, D.C., and one office in Canada.

“Phillips Lytle has maintained its headquarters in the City of Buffalo for the past 185 years,” said Mayor Brown. “They are a pillar of our community, and a mainstay on lower Main Street in Downtown Buffalo. As I did 10 years ago on the Firm’s 175th anniversary, I am proud to honor the firm and declare today, Phillips Lytle Day in the City of Buffalo.”

Phillips Lytle’s Rochester Office will donate 185 cans of food to Foodlink, and the firm’s Albany Office will donate 185 items to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, in celebration of the anniversary.

Talk about a good community partner!


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Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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