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  • J.D./M.S., (Accounting) Syracuse University College of Law / Syracuse University School of Management, magna cum laude,1989
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 1980
  • New York

Philip S. Bousquet


Direct Dial: 315.701.6309
Direct Fax: 315.423.2866
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Phil is a member of the firm and serves on its Board of Managers. In addition to handling a broad range of business matters, his practice concentrates in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisitions and sales of closely held businesses, economic development, and tax planning and advocacy.

Phil's experience includes helping clients understand the impact of New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program legislation on several development projects around New York State. He has lectured on the tax aspects of this legislation throughout New York on behalf of many groups, including the Environmental Business Association (EBA), the New York State Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, and local municipalities and associations. Phil advises clients regarding the structure, formation, and financing of business entities, and has worked extensively on Empire Zones matters.

Recent Experience

  • Advising developers regarding Brownfield Cleanup Program tax matters for pending and completed projects with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion
  • Representing taxpayers with respect to NYS Department of Taxation & Finance "desk audits" of Brownfield Cleanup Program tax credits
  • Negotiation and closing of acquisitions and sales of closely-held businesses and professional practices
  • Negotiation and preparation of LLC operating agreements and shareholders' (buy-sell) agreements for owners of closely-held businesses

Professional and Community Involvement

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), President, Board of Trustees; Formerly Secretary, Finance Committee
  • Helping Offer Primary Education for Sudan, Inc. (HOPE for Sudan), Board of Directors
  • New York City Brownfield Partnership
  • New Partners for Community Revitalization

Recent Publications and Presentations