Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Announces Leaders of Banking & Financial Transactions, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates Practice Groups

January 18, 2016 | Press Releases
BUFFALO, NY – As a result of the continued growth and expansion of its legal services, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced new leaders of the banking and financial transactions, real estate, and trusts and estates practice groups.

Brian J. Bocketti will lead the Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Group.
Mr. Bocketti concentrates his practice in the areas of senior finance, private equity, business law counseling and transactional matters. Mr. Bocketti is a veteran of representing senior lenders, equity sponsors and borrowers in senior debt and mezzanine financing arrangements.

Paul F. Wells will lead the Real Estate Practice Group.

Mr. Wells has extensive legal experience in commercial real estate development, representing buyers and sellers of hotels, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, industrial buildings, mixed-use facilities, self-storage facilities and mobile home parks in a variety of complex legal transactions.

Elizabeth L. Perry will lead the Trusts and Estates Practice Group.

Ms. Perry works with clients to create estate plans tailored to meet personal goals and objectives with a focus on income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues. Additionally, Ms. Perry focuses on succession planning for family and closely-held businesses, elder law issues, trust and estate litigation, and estate administration.

“We are pleased to announce the appointments of these very talented practice group leaders, as their new roles will hasten the continued growth of our legal services both in Buffalo and Albany,” said Kevin J. Cross, managing partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP. “I know their leadership will serve us well in the year ahead.”
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