Adam S. Walters

Adam S. Walters

Phillips Lytle LLP

Recognized since 2020

Buffalo, New York

Practice Areas

Environmental Law

Real Estate Law

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Mr. Walters’ practice focuses in the area of real estate development from initial planning and entity formation to project completion, including litigation related to project development. Mr. Walters is particularly experienced in land use and zoning matters including environmental impact review pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Mr. Walters has represented many developers and governmental agencies regarding the development of commercial and industrial projects including the development of “shovel ready” business parks and matters related to economic incentives. Mr. Walters also has extensive experience in environmental law including environmental due diligence and permitting for industrial facilities under the Clean Air Act. He is a member of the firm’s Energy Practice Team handling matters relating to the development of wind and solar energy facilities. Mr. Walters is also a member of the firm’s Telecommunications Practice Team handling, in particular, matters relating to the development and modification of cell towers and other communications facilities. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chair of the Western New York regional satellite of the Urban Land Institute and as an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

  • One Canalside
    125 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203-2887
  • Vermont Law School, J.D., graduated 1995

Phillips Lytle LLP
Headquarters: Buffalo, New York

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Environmental


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