Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman is well-known in the business community for our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, which includes some of the most experienced attorneys in our firm.

Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys routinely counsel existing entities and investment groups in connection with multimillion dollar stock and asset purchases, mergers and divestitures.

Our team is involved at the earliest stages of structuring transactions to both increase value and manage risk. Once structured, the lawyers at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman negotiate transaction documents, efficiently drawing on their experience representing clients ranging in size from local, family-owned businesses to large, public companies.

A sampling of the M & A work our firm has handled recently includes:
  • Our firm handled a  $58 million sale of the membership interests in a medical device manufacturer
  • LMWF attorney Paul Schulz served as lead counsel for the purchase of the stock of a manufacturer of products used in the transportation infrastructure market in a deal worth $96 million
  • Handled a $70 million sale of stock of a manufacturer of electronic toll collection systems.
  • We represented a local insurance agency in the sale of its business to a publicly listed financial institution. The transaction was structured as a partially tax free forward triangular merger.
  • LMWF represented a local developer in a refinancing of an apartment complex in upstate New York. The refinancing was arranged through an out of state lender and was insured through HUD. The total proceeds of the loan were in excess of $26 million.
  • Our firm represented a local energy advisory/brokerage firm in a $70 million stock sale.
  • We represented a local publicly-held company in the building products industry in a $116 million deal to acquire a company in the postal products industry.

If you are seeking experienced legal counsel to advise and assist you with a merger or acquisition, our attorneys can meet with you and help you decide the strongest course of action for your business.
headshot of team member Daniel D. Akel
Daniel D. Akel Partner 904.660.0020 x1533
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Edward C. Akel Partner 904.660.0020 x1526
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Sean P. Balkin Senior Associate 716.853.5100 x1264
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Brian J. Bocketti Partner | Team Co-Leader - Banking & Financial Transactions 716.853.5100 x1278
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Kathleen H. Cold Partner 904.660.0020 x1529
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Elise M. Edwards Senior Associate 716.853.5100 x1273
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Gregory T. Ivancic Partner 716.853.5100 x1220
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Thomas J. Keable Partner | Team Leader - Canada-U.S. Cross Border 716.218.7563
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John J. Koeppel Partner | Team Leader - Private Equity 716.262.9330 x1228
headshot of team member Gerald S. Lippes
Gerald S. Lippes Senior Counsel 716.853.5100 x1226
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Christian M. Lovelace Partner | Team Leader - Franchising & Licensing; Co-Leader - Asset Receivable Management & Consumer Financial Services 716.853.5100 x1222
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Paul A. Mitchell Partner 716.853.5100 x1367
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Andrew J. Olek Senior Associate 716.853.5100 x1289
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Brendan J. Rich Partner | Team Leader - Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions 716.853.5100 x1240
headshot of team member Paul J. Schulz
Paul J. Schulz Partner 716.853.5100 x1221
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Eliza Friedman Shea Senior Associate 872.254.5500 x1281
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Andrea H. Vossler Partner | Team Co-Leader - Startups & Venture Capital 716.853.5100 x1270
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Christopher A. Walker Office Partner-in-Charge, Jacksonville 904.660.0020 x1501
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Paul F. Wells Partner | Team Leader - Real Estate 716.853.5100 x1245
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