Mr. Lippes is senior counsel with the law firm Lippes Mathias LLP and is the firm's founder. In addition to his work in corporate and financial transactions, Mr. Lippes proudly serves on the boards of directors of Artis-Naples, Hamister Group of Companies, Inc., Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and is Chairman of the Board of City Mattress, Inc. Mr. Lippes is a Life Trustee/Director of Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (Albright-Knox Art Gallery), a member of State University of New York at Buffalo Council (Emeritus), a member of the National Committee for the Whitney Museum of American Art and Co-Chair of Baker Art Museum of Naples. He is a past director of Gibraltar Industries, Inc. and Mark IV Industries, Inc.

Mr. Lippes has received the following awards/accolades:
Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by Business First, Ernst & Young, Merrill
Lynch, 1993; State University of New York at Buffalo, Law School – Jaeckle
Award 1995; National Conference of Western New York – Citation Award, 1997;
Roswell Park Memorial Institute – Gioia Inspiration Award, 1997; Business
Leadership Buffalo-Niagara Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by Business
First, Freed Maxick & Battaglia PC and WKBW-TV, 2003; State University of
New York at Buffalo, Law School – Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004; Knox
Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts, awarded by the Arts
Council in Buffalo-Erie County, 2008; President’s Medal, State University of New
York at Buffalo, 2015.

  • New York

  • University at Buffalo, School of Law, The State University of New York, J.D., cum laude
    • Senior Editor, State University of New York Law Review (1963-1964); Sprague Scholar, Clinton Scholar

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