Mr. Bocketti has more than 25 years of M&A, transactional and general corporate experience. As a trusted outside advisor, Mr. Bocketti routinely works with public, private, closely-held companies, and private equity firms in matters ranging from day-to-day corporate counseling to large strategic transactions that scale these enterprises. Mr. Bocketti leads deal teams in acquisitions and divestitures that have ranged from $50M to $750M and has worked with clients to structure businesses for growth through project finance transactions, contract manufacturing, and joint ventures.  
Mr. Bocketti also serves as Co-Leader of the firm’s Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Team. He is a veteran of representing senior leaders, mezzanine lenders, equity sponsors, and
borrowers in senior debt and mezzanine financing arrangements. His representation in these areas has included transactions of up to five hundred million dollars, many of which require complex subordination and tiered-collateral negotiations. 
Additionally, Mr. Bocketti has been ranked by Chambers USA for Corporate/Mergers and
Acquisitions, and serves as a member of Lippes Mathias' Executive Committee.  

Articles & Publications

  • New York

  • University at Buffalo, School of Law, The State University of New York, J.D., 1998
  • Siena College, B.A., 1994

Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association 

Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2015-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year" Corporate Law, 2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year" Banking and Finance Law, Buffalo, 2021
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers®, 2019-2023
  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY, 2014-2019
  • Business First's Who's Who in Law, 2012

Community Involvement
  • University of Buffalo School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Council
  • Kids Escaping Drugs, Counsel 
  • APX Energy LLC, Board of Directors
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