Lippes Mathias Climbs 47 Spots on the NLJ 500’s 2023 List of the Largest U.S. Law Firms

The firm now rivals several of the largest Buffalo-based law firms in attorney headcount
August 7, 2023 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Lippes Mathias today announced that it has ascended 47 spots up the National Law Journal’s 2023 NLJ 500 list of the largest U.S. law firms, jumping from the #298 spot to the #251 spot in a year’s time. The ranking reflects a year of substantial growth for the firm, which in the first six months of 2023, has executed two large combinations with the boutique law firms of Fay Sharpe LLP and Andreozzi Bluestein LLP, which concentrate on intellectual property and tax controversy, respectively. In addition to the opening of five new offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Clarence, Long Island, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and Oklahoma City, O.K.; Lippes Mathias has also recently finalized expansions to its office locations in Jacksonville, Fla, adding 5,000-plus square feet and in Buffalo, N.Y., where the firm added the full 15th floor of 50 Fountain Plaza in early May to accommodate growth. 

"Our leap of 47 spots to rank #251 on the National Law Journal's NLJ 500 list is a testament to our team’s collective efforts, commitment and dedication to our clients,” Kevin J. Cross, Lippes Mathias’ managing partner and chairman, said. “While a ranking is just that, this is a testament to how far we’ve come and that our growth isn’t a secret. I am encouraged to see this depiction of our firm’s trajectory in print boasting similar, if not higher, numbers of attorneys than any of the large firms in Western New York. As a firm we maintain that true capabilities aren't defined by headcount but by the quality of its firm’s people, expertise, and dedication to service. Lippes Mathias combines those qualities and character with scale to be able to meet the increasingly interdisciplinary needs of our clients.” 

Lippes Mathias has added more than 30 attorneys in 2023 as part of its sustained, strategic growth to better serve its clients. 

About the NLJ 500 

The NLJ 500 is the National Law Journal’s survey of the 500 largest law firms in the United States covering the previous calendar year. Data is collected from firms at the same time as the Am Law financial numbers. ALM sent surveys this year to more than 900 law firms to determine the 500 largest U.S.-centric firms by headcount. 

About Lippes Mathias LLP 
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 175 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. 

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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