Philip Sterling Meyer, Esq.
J.D. , M.B.A.
Licensed to Practice Law in the State of New York
BUFFALO'S SMALL BUSINESS ATTORNEY
Albany Law School, - J.D. - Albany NY
Union Graduate College - School of Management - M.B.A. - Schenectady, NY
State University of New York at Buffalo, - B.S. Cum Laude -Buffalo,NY
BOARDS AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
Former Deputy Town Attorney and Town Prosecutor, Town of Amherst- Appointed by the Amherst Town Board, Philip Meyer served two terms as deputy town attorney and Town Prosecutor
Amherst Industrial Development Agency (AIDA), Board of Directors -Philip Meyer serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Amherst IDA. Its mission is to promote economic diversity, quality employment opportunities and to broaden the tax base of the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville in order to reduce the tax burden on homeowners while helping to maintain and enhance a high quality living environment."
Williamsville Central School District, Board of Education - Elected in 2017, Philip Meyer serves as a Member of the Board of Education, overseeing a budget of $190.8 million and 9,967 K-12 students in 13 schools.
Open Government Committee, Town of Amherst - Appointed in 2018, Philip Meyer serves as a Member of the Open Government Committee, which advises the Town on ways to increase the transparency of its local government.
Philip Meyer's main practice areas include:
- Business Law
- Business Disputes & Civil Litigation
- Cross-Border Business
- Small Business Representation
- Limited Liability Company (LLC) Law
- Partnerships and Partnership Disputes
- Landlord-Tenant (For Landlords &
Property Management Companies)
ABOUT PHILIP MEYER
Philip Meyer is an experienced business litigation attorney who represents clients throughout the State of New York. As an attorney who represents entrepreneurs, small businesses and other organizations, Philip's MBA education and practical experience as a business owner are valuable assets which he often draws upon in his practice of law and in discussing strategy with clients. His dual background and focus on small businesses are qualities that set him apart from other attorneys. In combining his skills with his personable manner, passion for the law and unrelenting work ethic, Philip's clients receive nothing short of powerful legal representation and zealous advocacy.
He lives in Amherst, New York with his wife Cecile and daughter Sophia, where he is very involved in matters relating to the Town and public service to the community. He was elected by the public in 2017 to serve as member of the Board of Education for the Williamsville Central School District. He previously served two terms as Deputy Town Attorney and Town Prosecutor for the Town of Amherst and currently serves as a Member of the Committee on Open Government for the Town of Amherst. In addition philip was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, which plays a significant role in the economic development of the Town of Amherst.
A native of Buffalo, Philip returned to his hometown to open The Meyer Law Firm after having lived in the Capital Region for six years. Prior to returning home, he worked as a litigation attorney at a well-respected law firm in Kinderhook, NY where he represented clients throughout the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, New York City, and downstate New York. The clients he represented include individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, partnerships, private corporations, publicly traded corporations, towns, municipalities, government agencies and officers. He counsels clients on general business law matters including cross-border business issues and represents them in the litigation of many different business, commercial and civil disputes.
Philip's prior experience in Albany includes relationships with local government and county agencies. Philip previously represented a local town government, defending it in Article 78 proceedings that were commenced against it, its officers, agents and boards. Philip also previously served as Of Counsel to a local government agency, representing it in its appeals. His extensive appeals experience includes his work on cases at (1) The Supreme Court of the United States, for which he drafted a Brief in Opposition to a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari; (2) The New York State Court of Appeals; and (3) The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division.
LAW SCHOOL, BUSINESS SCHOOL & OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Philip obtained his law degree from Albany Law School and his MBA from Union Graduate College-School of Management. He graduated from both programs at an accelerated pace by attending both programs at the same time, going to law school during the day and business school by night. During law and business school, Philip took on a number of clerkships, internships and other professional commitments. His law clerk experiences include working for the Erie County Commissioner of Elections, where he worked on election law issues, and working at a private law firm in Albany, NY, where he worked on matters mostly relating to litigation and real property. In addition to his legal clerkships, he was a grant-writer for the Schenectady Science Museum, where he was able to secure several valuable grants for the museum's use. Philip also took part in the highly regarded capstone project at Union Graduate School of Management, helping local businesses implement new practices and procedures.
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