Mr. Rich, a Partner with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman and the firm’s Corporate Team Leader, advises clients ranging from startups and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, securities matters, private equity/venture capital, corporate structuring, succession planning, corporate governance and legal compliance issues and programs.  

Articles & Publications
  • “Bringing a Corporation Back From the Dead,” LexisNexis Practice Insights, 2009
  • “Options for Members in the Minority to Put an End to Wrongdoing,” LexisNexis Practice Insights, 2007

  • New York

University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Providence College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002

Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions
  •  40 Under 40 Award, Business First of Buffalo, 2018
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers® (2015 - 2020)
  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY, (2017, 2018)
  • Laidlaw Law Alumni Association Award, UB Law School

Present Activities
  • Hospice Foundation of Western New York, Board of Directors

Past Activities 
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • 43North Competition Judge, 2014-2016
  • Suneel's Light, Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association Buffalo Niagara Chapter, Board of Directors
  • American Diabetes Association, Buffalo Chapter, Board of Directors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School GOLD Group, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Buffalo Class of 2008
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