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At Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, we have an expanded view of business that comes from attorneys who possess a broad depth of legal knowledge and expertise. Our experience givesus the ability to be true partners with our clients. 

We have a unique understanding of the needs of our clients because our attorneys were at one time business owners, certified public accountants, general counsel for major corporations, authors and a former New York State Attorney General.  

Founded in 1965, LMWF is a full service New York-based law firm that serves clients regionally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of matters. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with offices in Albany; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Florida; and Burlington, Ontario,  we represent a diverse client base which includes both publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities and  governmental entities.

From acquisitions and divestitures to litigation and dispute resolutions, our attorneys concentrate in a wide range of practice areas, providing clients with guidance and insight to help them achieve their business goals and navigate obstacles they might encounter along the way.

LMWF’s Women’s Group
The firm established a Women’s Group to embrace the talents of women in the firm and empower them to reach their true potential both professionally and personally. The Women’s Group focuses on recruiting, retention, career advancement, and business development initiatives. The LMWF Women’s Group also provides other support through monthly discussion groups and networking events.

Pro Bono Program
LMWF’s Pro Bono Advisory Committee pursues opportunities for attorneys to use their breadth of knowledge to provide no-cost legal assistance for community members in need.  The firm is actively involved in the Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project and Say Yes to Education - Buffalo’s initiative to provide free legal clinics to families of children within the Buffalo Public School District, among many others.

LMWF’s Mentoring Program
Lippes recognizes that mentoring is an integral component of associate training and professional development and has implemented a formal mentoring program. Associates are paired with partners and meet frequently with their mentors to discuss professional growth and development. Through this program, partners also provide associates with advice and knowledge as it relates to their individual practice areas.