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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lippes Mathias Chairman and CEO to be Guest Speaker at Columbia Business School

Friedman to share expertise on family business practices

BUFFALO, NY – Scott E. Friedman, CEO and chairman at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, will be a guest speaker at Columbia Business School on August 3, 2016, and August 25, 2016. During his visits, Mr. Friedman will present to the College’s business students on the topics of family business and positive psychology.

Mr. Friedman dedicates a large part of his practice to consulting with family businesses across the United States. He enjoys working with families and helping them create plans to grow successful businesses, from generation to generation.

Through his research, Mr. Friedman has published several books on the topic of family businesses and developed many new planning strategies that are now part of the curriculum at the University at Buffalo's Family Business Center where he is an executive in residence. Mr. Friedman is also heavily involved in his consulting business, Next Gen Advisors, LLC, which assists family owned business in fostering strong relationships and bottom line success through positive psychology.

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; governmental relations; 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