Our Corporate & Securities Practice Group provides a wide range of services to our clients who include public companies, private equity funds and investors and both large and small privately held entities.

Our work with clients broadly consists of advising and documenting merger and acquisition transactions, including divestitures; private equity and venture capital investments; commercial financings; investment funds; public securities offerings; joint venture relationships; and general corporate matters. Industries in which our clients participate include heavy manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, software licensing, healthcare services, franchising and food services, among others.

We focus on leading our clients through the legal and regulatory environments they face and providing practical, timely and cost effective solutions to their needs to enable them to achieve their strategic objectives.

Our attorneys have been recognized in publications such as Chambers USA and Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America©, Upstate New York Super Lawyers® and, additionally, in a number of regional and local professional publications. We believe that we add value beyond what is customarily provided by other law firms, and we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you.

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Daniel D. Akel Partner dakel@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1533
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Edward C. Akel Partner eakel@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1526
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Sean P. Balkin Senior Associate sbalkin@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1264
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Mary M. Balkin Associate mbalkin@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1267
headshot of team member Brian J. Bocketti
Brian J. Bocketti Partner | Team Leader - Banking & Financial Transactions bbocketti@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1278
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Matthew R. Clouden Associate mclouden@lippes.com 716.853.5100 X1395
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Kathleen H. Cold Partner kcold@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1529
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Jillian E. Deck Partner jdeck@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1376
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Elise M. Edwards Associate eedwards@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1273
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Scott E. Friedman Chairman | Partner | Team Leader - Family Business sfriedman@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1231
headshot of team member Robert E. Ganz
Robert E. Ganz Senior Counsel rganz@lippes.com 518.869.9500 x1424
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Donell L. Gibson, Jr. Associate dgibson@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1327
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H. Leon Holbrook, III Partner hholbrook@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1530
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Thomas B. Hughes Associate thughes@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1325
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Gregory T. Ivancic Partner givancic@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1220
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Jordan S. Joseph Associate jjoseph@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1218
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Thomas J. Keable Partner | Team Leader - Canada-U.S. Cross Border tkeable@lippes.com 716.218.7563
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John J. Koeppel Partner-Private Equity Team Leader jkoeppel@lippes.com 716.262.9330 x1228
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Gerald S. Lippes Partner glippes@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1226
headshot of team member Christian M. Lovelace
Christian M. Lovelace Partner | Team Leader - Franchising & Licensing clovelace@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1222
headshot of team member William E. Mathias II
William E. Mathias II Senior Counsel wmathias@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1228
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Thomas A. Mitchell Associate tmitchell@lippes.com 202.888.7610 x1329
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Paul A. Mitchell Partner pmitchell@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1367
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Andrew J. Olek Associate aolek@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1289
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Garrison P. Ramsdell Associate gramsdell@lippes.com 518.869.9500 x1428
headshot of team member Thomas R. Ray
Thomas R. Ray Partner tray@lippes.com 904.356.6311 x1527
headshot of team member Brendan J. Rich
Brendan J. Rich Partner | Team Leader - Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions brich@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1240
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Amy Habib Rittling Partner | Team Leader - Labor & Employment ahabibrittling@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1276
headshot of team member Paul J. Schulz
Paul J. Schulz Partner pschulz@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1221
headshot of team member Stanley B. Segal
Stanley B. Segal Of Counsel ssegal@lippes.com 518.869.9500
headshot of team member Eliza Friedman  Shea
Eliza Friedman Shea Senior Associate efriedmanshea@lippes.com 872.254.5500 x1281
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David E. Siegfeld Partner | Team Leader - Trusts & Estates dsiegfeld@lippes.com 518.869.9500 x1425
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Michael E. Storck Partner mstorck@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1369
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Lauren A. Suttell Senior Associate lsuttell@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1333
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Charles E. Telford, III Partner ctelford@lippes.com 716.218.7572
headshot of team member Andrea H. Vossler
Andrea H. Vossler Partner | Co-leader - Startups & Venture Capital avossler@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1270
headshot of team member Christopher A. Walker
Christopher A. Walker Office Partner-in-Charge, Florida cwalker@lippes.com 904.660.0020 x1501
headshot of team member Jed B. Wolkenbreit
Jed B. Wolkenbreit Of Counsel jwolkenbreit@lippes.com 518.869.9500
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