Partner, Capital Region

Environmental Law
Property Law
Business Law & Litigation
Insurance Defense Litigation

O: (518) 886-1902 ext.440
F: (716) 332-0336

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Phillip Oswald is the managing partner of our Capital Region office, and a member of our environmental litigation and business law and litigation team.  With experience representing both institutional and individual clients, his areas of focus include litigation involving commercial lease disputes, enforcement and defense of contractual rights, real property transactions, easement rights, conservation rights, constitutional property rights, economic and business torts, and commercial sales and purchases.

Phillip received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law where he also served as an Executive Editor on the Syracuse Law Review. During law school, he was a student law clerk for the Onondaga County Criminal Court and the Onondaga County Supreme Court.

Prior to attending college, Phillip served as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps for four years, including serving on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Since graduating from law school, he has been involved with several veterans’ services organizations by providing pro bono legal services on issues ranging from general corporate matters to contractual disputes.

Click here for Phillip’s article titled, Third Department Gives Some Teeth to the Statutory Protections Afforded to Conservation Easements under the Environmental Conservation Law


Hudson Valley Community College, A.A.S.

State University of New York at Albany, B.A.

Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude


New York State

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Albany County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section Committees for Legislation, Land Use and Environmental, and Title and Transfer

New York State Land Title Association

Land Trust Alliance

Committee for the WNY Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial

Past Director, Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York


Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016 – 2019

Justinian Honorary Law Society

Order of the Coif

CALI Award for Legal Research and Writing