Brian J. Bocketti
- Banking and Financial Transactions
- Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency & Digital Assets
- Canada-U.S. Cross Border
- Corporate & Securities
- Environment & Energy
- Franchising and Licensing
- Private Equity
Mr. Bocketti, Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Group Leader, concentrates his practice in the areas of senior finance, private equity, business law counseling and transactional matters. He feeds his entrepreneurial spirit by counseling start-up and emerging companies through their early-stage corporate development. He takes pride in representing companies from “cradle to graduation” (formation to sale). Mr. Bocketti has served a range of industries, including private and public banking, private equity, technology, e-commerce and financial services.
As leader of the firm’s Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Group, Mr. Bocketti is a veteran of representing senior leaders, equity sponsors and borrowers in senior debt and mezzanine financing arrangements. His representation in these areas has included transactions of up to a half billion dollars.
Mr. Bocketti is also skilled in negotiating stock and asset purchase agreements, as well as other agreements common to corporate and financial transactions.
Additionally, Mr. Bocketti serves on the board of directors for APX Energy LLC, an independent oil and gas exploration company.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Admitted to Practice
- New York
Honors & Awards
Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY (2014-2017)
- The Best Lawyers in America© (2015 - 2019)
- Business First's Who's Who in Law (2012)
- Food Bank of Western New York, Board of Directors
- St. Christopher’s School, Board of Directors
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Fourteen Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Attorneys Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America©" 2019 Edition
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today 14 of the firm’s attorneys have been honored in the 2019 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Friday, October 6, 2017
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced that seven of its attorneys have been featured in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal’s 2017 Legal Elite of Western New York. This annual peer review is based on nominations from area attorneys.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Twelve Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Attorneys Recognized In “The Best Lawyers In America©” 2018
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that 12 of the firm’s attorneys have been honored in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Partner Raymond L. Fink has also been named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" in … More »
Friday, September 23, 2016
Eight Attorneys from Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Named to Buffalo Business First's "2016 Legal Elite of WNY List"
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that eight of its attorneys have been featured in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal’s 2016 Legal Elite of WNY List, an annual listing recognizing attorneys from across Western New York. The list is compiled from reviews by local law firms and companies who are asked … More »
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that eight of its attorneys have been honored in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional … More »
Monday, January 18, 2016
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Announces Leaders of Banking & Financial Transactions, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates Practice Groups
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.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Firm’s attorneys receive high honors among peers across the country BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that several of its attorneys have been honored in the 2016 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” “Best Lawyers” compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive … More »
Friday, September 4, 2015
Client Alert: Recent Supreme Court Decision Strengthens New York Attorney General Investigations of Banks and Residential Lenders for Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act and NY Human Rights Law.
For two years, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau has been targeting banks and other residential mortgage lenders for violations of the Federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) and New York Human Rights Law. The AG has filed a lawsuit against one upstate bank and in January entered into a settlement with another upstate bank requiring that bank to … More »
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Six partners earn prestigious recognition, including four from the real estate practice group.