Six Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Law Clerks Admitted to Practice by Their Respective State Bars

April 15, 2021 | Press Releases
BUFFALO, N.Y. – April 15, 2021 – Lippes Mathis Wexler Friedman LLP today announced that six of its Law Clerks – Mark D. Canfield, Caroline R. Vilardo, Emma B. McEvoy, Matthew Withiam-Leitch, Hayden J. Fahrenkopf, and Alexander H. Wynkoop – were admitted to practice law by their respective State Bars. 

“One of our essential goals is to attract young, talented attorneys and provide them with the environment and resources necessary to flourish in their legal careers,” said Kevin Cross, managing partner, Lippes Mathias. “I’m confident each of these attorneys will go on to accomplish extraordinary things for themselves, their communities and the firm. I can’t wait to watch this unique group thrive.” 

Mark D. Canfield 
Mark is an associate in Lippes Mathias' Real Estate and Trusts & Estates Practice Teams and is based in Jacksonville, Fla. Mark assists firm clients across a broad spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including the sale, acquisition, merger, and development of various types of properties. He also assists clients with wills, trusts, probate, incapacity planning, guardianships, and powers of attorney matters as a member of the Trusts & Estates Practice Team. Mark is a former Lippes Mathias summer associate and is a 2020 graduate of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Mark is based in Lippes Mathias’ Jacksonville office and is admitted to practice in the state of Florida. 

Hayden J. Fahrenkopf
 
Hayden will focus his practice on representing public sector labor unions on contract matters, disciplinary charges, and improper employer practices.  He was previously a member of the firm’s summer associate program and is a 2020 graduate of Albany Law School. Hayden is admitted to practice in the state of New York and will work out of Lippes Mathias’ Albany office. 

Emma B. McEvoy 
Emma will focus her practice on counseling and litigation matters for the employment and insurance recovery teams, as well as on general litigation matters. While in law school, she interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York and was a member of Lippes Mathias’ summer associate program. Emma is a 2020 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Emma will be based in Lippes Mathias’ Buffalo office and is admitted to practice in the state of New York. 
 
Caroline R. Vilardo 
Caroline will focus her practice on general corporate matters as well as mergers and acquisitions. She was a member of the Lippes Mathias’ summer associate program in 2019. Caroline received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2020. Caroline is admitted to practice in the state of New York and will work out of Lippes Mathias’ Buffalo office. 
 
Matthew Withiam-Leitch 
Matthew focuses his practice on assisting businesses with all aspects of financial reorganization, restructuring and insolvency Matthew is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law’s class of 2020. Matthew participated in Lippes Mathias’ summer associate program and is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Missouri. 

Alexander H. Wynkoop 
Alexander will focus his practice on representing public sector labor unions on contract matters, disciplinary charges, and improper employer practices. A former participant in Lippes Mathias’ summer associate program, Alexander received his J.D. from Albany Law School in 2020. Alexander is based in Lippes Mathias’ Albany office and is admitted to practice in the state of New York. 

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman 
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 125 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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