Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler is a New York based law firm specializing in trusts and estates, tax, sports, real estate, product liability, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, media and entertainment, intellectual property, insurance, labor and employment, and antitrust. With over 200 attorneys, Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP serves the business interests of clients including individuals, famous entertainers, fine art museums, financial institutions, consumer product companies, publishing houses, media empires, and pharmaceutical companies. The firm represents those American companies which intend to do business abroad as well as foreign companies looking for business opportunities within the United States. For its first-class legal services the firm has been included in The American Lawyer’s 2011 *A-List*.
A graduate of Columbia Law School, Peter C. Harvey is a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler. He specializes in sports, insurance, mortgage and credit, media and entertainment laws. He is admitted to practice before the bar of District of Columbia and the bars of the states of New Jersey and New York. A former Attorney General of New Jersey, Harvey has over 25 years of litigation experience in media and entertainment and commercial matters. In 2012, he was recognized as “Private Practitioner of the Year” by MBBA. Michael S. Arlein is also a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Admitted to practice before the bars of the states of New Jersey and New York, Arlein specializes in trusts and estates, along with estate and tax planning. He is also a published author of various scholarly articles. Laura E. Butzel is another partner with the firm, who holds a law degree from New York University School of Law. Butzel specializes in art and museum law and tax-exempt organizations. Admitted to practice before the bar of the state of New York, she is an accomplished writer who regularly lectures on topics related to her areas of expertise.
For the past many years, all the attorneys at the firm have been doing Pro Bono work ranging from appeals for prisoners on death row to issues relating to the “War on Terror”. The American Lawyers annual pro bono survey has therefore ranked the firm near the very top.
Based in the heart of New York City, Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP is a prestigious law firm. With over 200 attorneys, the firm specializes both in commercial law and litigation. The highly motivated and dedicated attorneys at the firm practice in areas like trusts and estates, tax , sports, real estate, product liability, media and entertainment, intellectual property, insurance, labor and employment, biotechnology, antitrust, anti-counterfeiting and alternate dispute resolution. In recognition of providing its clients with utmost professional legal services, Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP has been named in The American Lawyers 2011 “A-List” of America’s “elite firms”.
Sarah E. Zgliniec is one of the partners with Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, she practices before the state bar of New York. Zgliniec specializes in defense, False Claims Act and Whistleblower, antitrust, law firm defense, intellectual property litigation and litigation. She is also an accomplished author of various scholarly articles. Stephen P. Younger is also a partner with Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler LLP. A graduate of the Albany Law School, he practices before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second District, and the state bar of New York, amongst others. With over 25 years of commercial litigator’s experience, Younger is a leading commercial litigator in the country. He has also been a well-known name in the realm of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Younger has also served as the President of the New York State Bar Association. Gloria C. Phares is a partner with the firm too. Specializing in media and entertainment, appellate, litigation, art and museum law and intellectual property transactions, she obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago. She practices before various courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. A bi-lingual, Phares has been named in the prestigious publication of The Best Lawyers in America.
The firm has always been actively involved in Pro Bono work but the last eight years have been exceptional; all the attorneys at the firm have devoted hours to community development. The American Lawyer’s has recognized the firm’s firm commitment in the field of community development and Pro Bono work.