Kevin J. Cross Presents During Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s CEOs Speak Event with the Business Council of New York State

April 9, 2024 | Press Releases

Kevin J. Cross, Lippes Mathias’ managing partner and chairman, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Buffalo Niagara Partnership to provide his take on the findings of Siena College Research Institute’s Upstate Business Leaders survey as well as employer challenges/opportunities, market conditions, and economic forces impacting operations. The panel was moderated by Buffalo Niagara Partnership Senior Vice President Grant Loomis and included D'Youville University President Lorrie Clemo, PhD, Evans Bank President & CEO David Nasca, and Business Council of New York State President Heather Briccetti Mulligan.

Siena College Research Institute’s annual Upstate Business Leaders survey was completed by over 500 CEOs from across Upstate New York and asked leaders to share their valuable insight and their opinions about the state of business in New York and the important issues that impact their ability to successfully compete in today’s economy. 

Kevin J. Cross, a member of Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s board of directors, is the managing partner and chairman of Lippes Mathias and leads the firm's executive committee. As the firm's managing partner, Mr. Cross is responsible for all of the firm's offices, attorneys, and staff. He is the conduit to the firm's partnership and its executive operations team. Kevin coordinates the firm's strategic direction, implementation of initiatives and goals, and attorney recruitment. One of his main focuses is centered on positive culture and the promotion of a collegial and collaborative professional environment where team members focus on client objectives and the betterment of the firm as a whole. Kevin has been repeatedly recognized as a skilled and experienced lawyer who concentrates his practice on state and federal business litigation, as well as environmental litigation matters. With 20-plus years of experience, Kevin has handled cases in many areas of complex high-stakes litigation, consistently obtaining exceptional results for his clients. 

About Lippes Mathias LLP 
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, independent sponsors, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. 
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