34 Lippes Mathias Attorneys Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America©" 2022 Edition

August 19, 2021 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lippes Mathias today announced that 34 of the firm’s Buffalo, Albany, and Jacksonville-based attorneys have been included on the 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Attorneys recognized on The Best Lawyers in America list and the practice areas they were selected in include: 

  • Edward C. Akel 
    • Tax Law 

  •  Alessandro A. Apolito 
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates 

  •  Brian J. Bocketti 
    •  Banking and Finance Law 
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Commercial Finance Law 
    • Corporate Law

  • Kathleen H. Cold
    • Tax Law, 
    • Trusts and Estates 

  • Jillian E. Deck 
    • Banking and Finance Law 

  • Musa Farmand 
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs 

  • Raymond L. Fink 
    • Banking and Finance Law 
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
    • Commercial Litigation 
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy  

  • Scott E. Friedman 
    •  Corporate Law 

  • Hon. Carol E. Heckman (Ret.) 
    • Appellate Practice 
    • Commercial Litigation 
    • Mediation 
    • Native American Law 

  • Gregory T. Ivancic 
    • Corporate Law 

  • Keith R. Jacques 
    • Government Relations Practice 

  • John J. Koeppel 
    • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law 
    • Venture Capital Law 

  • Anoush Koroghlian-Scott 
    • Health Care Law 

  • Eileen M. Martin 
    • Immigration Law 

  • William E. Mathias II 
    • Corporate Law 

  • Kevin T. Merriman 
    • Insurance Law 

  • Paul A. Mitchell 
    • Corporate Law 

  • Helen Osgood 
    • Commercial Finance Law 

  • Jennifer C. Persico 
    • Commercial Litigation 
    • Municipal Law 

  • Thomas R. Ray 
    • Construction Law 
    • Litigation – Construction 

  • Bethany Ray Reichard 
    • Commercial Litigation 

  • Michael G. Rossetti 
    • Native American Law 

  • Paul J. Schulz 
    • Corporate Law 

  • Blaine S. Schwartz 
    • Real Estate Law 

  • Eric M. Soehnlein 
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

  • Charles E. Telford III 
    • Trusts and Estates 

  • Dennis C. Vacco 
    • Commercial Litigation 
    • Corporate Compliance Law 

  • Paul F. Wells 
    •  Real Estate Law 

  • Alan S. Wexler 
    • Real Estate Law 

  • Andrew M. Wilson 
    • Immigration Law 

Attorneys recognized on The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list and the practice area(s) they were selected in include: 

  • Ashley M. Emery 
    • Labor and Employment Law – Employee 

  • Sean M. O’Brien 
    • Commercial Litigation

  • Jessica M. Peraza 
    • Elder Law 
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates 
    • Trusts and Estates 

  • Tessa R. Scott 
    • Banking and Finance Law 
    • Commercial Litigation 

Best Lawyers® the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys based entirely on peer review. 

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman 
Lippes Mathias LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. 

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. 
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