Lippes Mathias’ Practices and Attorneys Increase Ranking in Chambers USA 2022

June 2, 2022 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Lippes Mathias is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by Chambers USA 2022 in Band 3 for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions – Upstate New York, Band 4 for Labor & Employment – Upstate New York, Band 3 for Litigation: General Commercial – Upstate New York, and Band 2 for Real Estate – Upstate New York.

Chambers USA 2022 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, Amy Habib Rittling, partner, ranked in Band 3 for Labor & Employment – Upstate New York, partner Jennifer C. Persico ranked in Band 4 for Litigation: General Commercial – Upstate New York, and partners Blaine S. Schwartz, Paul F. Wells, and Thomas J. Fennell ranked as Band 1, Band 3, and Up and Coming, respectively in Real Estate – Upstate New York.

Michael G. Rossetti, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and co-leader of the firm’s Indian law practice team, was ranked in Band 2 for Native American Law – USA - Nationwide. Michael is recognized for his work representing clients on gaming, water rights, and economic development matters. Clients noted in feedback to Chambers that Michael " is a very good attorney.”

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’ corporate & securities team, “acts for an impressive portfolio of public and private entities, including venture capital players and private equity firms. It is well respected for its work in commercial M&A, with noteworthy expertise in leveraged acquisitions and equity financing. The team is able to draw on complementary expertise in areas such as finance, tax, and commercial litigation.” A client comments about the team, “They are available to answer all my questions and concerns big or small seven days a week. They understand clients' businesses and how legal issues impact them. They have one foot in business and one in legal."

Chambers USA notes Lippes Mathias’ labor & employment team is “recognized for its established labor and employment practice group, housing expertise in both disciplinary and courtroom proceedings. The team is particularly noted for its experience in representations involving discrimination and injury claims, including EEOC and OSHA actions..” One client noted that Amy Habib Rittling, partner and team leader of Lippes Mathias’ employment practice, “provides highly intelligent and effective advocacy. She is very responsive to clients' needs, thorough and thoughtful in her approach and strategy."

Chambers USA notes that 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. The practice maintains particular strengths in environment and healthcare-related disputes and is particularly sought after for its expertise in False Claims Act and civil rights violation cases. It offers extensive appellate and alternative dispute resolution capabilities, in addition to assisting with internal and independent investigations.” Client feedback states that, “Lippes Mathias’ litigation practice is thoughtful in its approach to problems and finding solutions. It demonstrates incredible attention to detail and is able to handle highly complex legal matters."

Chambers USA notes that Lippes Mathias’ real estate practice is a “respected practice with expertise spanning a range of transactional and contentious real estate matters. The team frequently advises on complex financings including loans and mezzanine debt finance and routinely represents clients in both acquisitions and dispositions. It has demonstrable expertise in projects including retail premises, offices, and hotels.” A client notes that the team is “skilled with respect to dirt deals and banking and finance.”

About Lippes Mathias LLP
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with more than 135 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Long Island, and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; San Antonio, T.X.; 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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