Donell L. Gibson, Jr. Elected to the Minority Bar Association of Western New York Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

January 24, 2024 | Press Releases

Lippes Mathias is pleased to share that Donell L. Gibson, Jr. has been elected to serve on the Minority Bar Association of Western New York Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. The Minority Bar Foundation of Western New York was formed in 2004 to advance education and scholarship in the field of law, working to ensure continued minority representation in the profession and empower future leaders to help shape the justice system in Western New York and throughout New York State.

Donell L. Gibson, Jr. is a senior associate in the firm’s corporate; securities; and sports, entertainment & hospitality practice teams, where he assists clients in the areas of business formation and structuring, contract review and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, fund formations and investments, corporate governance and compliance, and other general corporate matters. Gibson also assists sports and entertainment companies and other professional sports organizations in corporate matters including reviewing, negotiating, and preparing agreements and other documents in connection with various corporate and financial transactions. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Gibson participated in the firm’s 2017 summer associate program. Before obtaining his J.D., Gibson gained valuable legal experience through a judicial internship in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York under Honorable William M. Skretny, as well as representing patients of Roswell Park Cancer Institute through the University at Buffalo School of Law's Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic.

Gibson also held several leadership positions during law school including President of the University at Buffalo School of Law's chapter of the National Black Law Students Association ("NBLSA"), Treasurer of NBLSA's Northeast Region, and Managing Editor of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal. Gibson currently serves as a member of Lippes Mathias’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

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Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Clarence, Albany, Long Island, New York, Rochester and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla. 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.

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