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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

LMWF Attorneys Scott E. Friedman, Amy Habib Rittling and Christina H. Arthurs to Lead Discussion at UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

BUFFALO, NY – Scott E. Friedman, Amy Habib Rittling and Christina H. Arthurs, attorneys at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, will lead a discussion on “Best Practices in Forming a Board for Your Family Business” on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at 77 Goodell St. (Room 208). The event will include breakfast and will run 8-10 a.m.

“We think there are numerous advantages to having a smartly constructed governance platform, including both a board of directors with some independent members that can provide non-biased advice, along with a family council that offers all family members an opportunity to get engaged in constructively helping the family and understanding its business,” said Friedman. “Our work over the years with family businesses in Western New York and across the country suggests that thoughtfully focusing on governance can be one of the best steps a family business can take to help it succeed over the generations."

As the firm’s chairman and CEO, Mr. Friedman focuses his practice on various legal matters, including assisting entrepreneurs and startup companies, as well as consulting with family owned businesses. 

Ms. Habib Rittling concentrates her practice on labor and general business law and litigation, counseling and advising employers on all aspects of employment relationships and employment practices and policies.

Ms. Arthurs focuses her practice on trust and estate administration and litigation, as well as guardianship matters and adoptions.

This event is free to attend for Family Business Association Members and costs $20 per person or non-members. To register for the program, please contact Jenilyn Kramer at (716) 888-7431 or by April 19, 2016.

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP:  For over 50 years, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has served the legal needs of a wide range of clients throughout New York State and the country. With offices in Buffalo and Albany, nearly 60 attorneys provide counsel to businesses, corporations and individuals. Practice areas include banking and financial transactions; business practices; environmental and energy; family business; franchising and licensing; government regulations and corporate compliance; healthcare and life sciences; immigration; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation and dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities, venture capital and private equity; technology and life sciences; and trusts and estates. For more information, visit