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Janet G. Burhyte

Janet G. Burhyte

Contact Information

716-854-4300, x 204
416-221-5600 (Toronto)
866-893-2003 (Toll-Free)


Areas of Practice

Business Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 1982


Janet’s practice is devoted principally to the areas of corporate and business bankruptcy.  She started her legal career in 1981 with a two-year federal law clerkship to the Honorable Beryl E. McGuire, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of New York.  This two-year comprehensive exposure to the United States Bankruptcy Code and Rules enabled her to establish a private law practice comprised of all aspects of bankruptcy.

Specifically, Janet has represented debtors, creditors and creditors committees in Bankruptcy Court in business reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, as well as bankruptcy proceedings under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code for individual business owners and professionals.  She has also represented a number of Chapter 7 Trustees as special counsel in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters.

In addition to representing all types of debtors in bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 11 and 13), Ms. Burhyte also represents a variety of different types of creditors who hold different types of claims against Chapter 7, 13 and 11 debtors, including secured creditors such as banks, unsecured trade creditors, landlords with pre-petition and administrative claims, creditors with reclamation claims and plaintiffs in personal injury cases whose lawsuits have been stayed by the bankruptcy case.


AV Rated


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1981

Law Review: Syracuse Law Review, 1980 - 1981

Ohio Wesleyan University
B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1977

Honors & Awards

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


New York State Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee of Erie County Bar Association

Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee