Practice Areas Corporate Startups and Venture Capital
Startups and Venture Capital
At Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, the entrepreneurial spirit has been an integral part of our firm since its formation in 1965 and, as a result, we have a strong appreciation for the unique legal needs of start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Our Corporate and Securities attorneys combine a range of expertise to provide entrepreneurs with a full spectrum of legal guidance from company formation to successful exit. We make it our priority to thoroughly understand each start-up client’s needs and the intricacies of their particular business in order to better assist them with fulfilling their objectives and achieving their overall goals.

We regularly advise our clients in areas that are critical to new companies, including formation, capital structures, financing transactions, real estate, intellectual property matters, and the structuring of employee benefits and executive compensation. We also regularly counsel our clients on business concerns and day-to-day legal issues that arise.

No matter what stage a company is currently at or what industry it is operating in, our experienced team can assist with advancing its business objectives. Our start-up clients operate in a wide range of industries, including:
• Technology
• Life Sciences
• Software and Hardware
• Healthcare
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Devices
• Manufacturing
• Professional Services
• Artificial Intelligence 
• CleanTech
• FinTech

Because cash flow is always a primary concern for new ventures, we endeavor to offer cost-effective and highly-responsive counsel. To that end, we offer various fee arrangements that are tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
Team
headshot of team member Sean P. Balkin
Sean P. Balkin Senior Associate sbalkin@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1264
headshot of team member Brian J. Bocketti
Brian J. Bocketti Partner | Team Leader - Banking & Financial Transactions bbocketti@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1278
headshot of team member Scott E. Friedman
Scott E. Friedman Chairman | Partner | Team Leader - Family Business sfriedman@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1231
headshot of team member Andrew J. Olek
Andrew J. Olek Senior Associate aolek@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1289
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
headshot of team member Eliza Friedman  Shea
Eliza Friedman Shea Senior Associate efriedmanshea@lippes.com 872.254.5500 x1281
headshot of team member Andrea H. Vossler
Andrea H. Vossler Partner | Co-leader - Startups & Venture Capital avossler@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1270
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