Lippes Mathias and Its Attorneys Rank Highly in Chambers USA 2021

June 7, 2021 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NY –Friday, May 21, 2021 – Lippes Mathias announced it has been ranked by Chambers USA 2021 in Band 3 for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Upstate New York, Band 3 for Litigation: General Commercial Upstate New York, and Band 3 for Real Estate Upstate New York.

Chambers USA 2021 also ranked Partners John J. Koeppel in Band 2, Brian J. Bocketti in Band 3, Brendan J. Rich as Up and Coming, and Thomas B. Hughes and Sean P. Balkin as Associates to Watch in the practice area of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Upstate New York. Additionally, Partners Blaine S. Schwartz and Paul F. Wells ranked in Band 2 and 3 respectively in Real Estate Upstate New York and Jennifer C. Persico, Partner, ranked in Band 3 in Litigation: General Commercial.

Michael G. Rossetti, a partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and co-leader of the firm’s Indian Law Team, was named to Nationwide Band 2 for Native American Law. Michael is recognized for his work representing clients on gaming, water rights and economic development matters. Clients noted in feedback to Chambers that, "Michael has been extremely helpful in navigating the DC political environment on lobbying issues and has been invaluable in ongoing federal litigation matters.”

Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has published guides to the legal profession, identifying and ranking the world’s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research. Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and lawyers throughout the United States in more than 50 practice areas.

Chambers USA notes Lippes Mathias’ Litigation practice is a “Dynamic team noted for its expertise across a broad range of contentious matters, acting for a diverse roster of clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to multinational corporations. Maintains strengths in environment and healthcare-related disputes and is particularly sought after for its expertise in False Claims Act and civil rights violation cases. Offers extensive appellate and alternative dispute resolution capabilities, in addition to assisting with internal and independent investigations.” Client feedback on the team states that, “They are timely, professional, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Chambers USA notes Lippes Mathias’ Corporate & Securities Team, “Acts for an impressive portfolio of public and private entities, including venture capital players and private equity firms. Well respected for its work in commercial M&A, with noteworthy expertise in leveraged acquisitions and equity financing. Able to draw on complementary expertise in areas such as finance, tax, and commercial litigation. Maintains an upstate presence in Albany and Buffalo. Increasingly active in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.” A client comments that "They are very well versed in the M&A world, and they anticipate the next move before it happens and handle it with ease."

Chambers USA notes Lippes Mathias’ Real Estate Practice is a, “Respected practice with expertise spanning a range of transactional and contentious real estate matters. Frequently advises on complex financings including loans and mezzanine debt finance, and routinely represents clients in both acquisitions and dispositions. Demonstrable expertise in projects including retail premises, offices and hotels.”

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman 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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