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At Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, we have an expanded view of business that comes from attorneys who possess a broad depth of legal knowledge and expertise. Our experience givesus the ability to be true partners with our clients. 

We have a unique understanding of the needs of our clients because our attorneys were at one time business owners, certified public accountants, general counsel for major corporations, authors and a former New York State Attorney General.  

Founded in 1965, Lippes Mathias is a full service New York-based law firm that serves clients regionally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of matters. With our main office in Buffalo, New York and offices in Albany; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Florida; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; and Burlington, Ontario,  we represent a diverse client base which includes both publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities and  governmental entities.

From acquisitions and divestitures to litigation and dispute resolutions, our attorneys concentrate in a wide range of practice areas, providing clients with guidance and insight to help them achieve their business goals and navigate obstacles they might encounter along the way.

Women’s Group

The firm established a Women’s Group to embrace the talents of women in the firm and empower them to reach their true potential both professionally and personally. The Women’s Group focuses on recruiting, retention, career advancement, and business development initiatives. The LMWF Women’s Group also provides other support through monthly discussion groups and networking events.

Pro Bono Program

Lippes Mathias' Pro Bono Advisory Committee pursues opportunities for attorneys to use their breadth of knowledge to provide no-cost legal assistance for community members in need.  The firm is actively involved in the Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project and Say Yes to Education - Buffalo’s initiative to provide free legal clinics to families of children within the Buffalo Public School District, among many others.

Community Engagement 

As LMWF has grown, we have remained committed to the culture of caring and professionalism that have helped us succeed. To continue doing so as a firm as we expand, we have a strategic program to engage in the local communities where we operate as well as in important causes nationally. We view this community engagement as a critical component of being an ethical and responsible corporate partner to our clients and to others in need of support, which goes far beyond our legal services and expertise. As our firm and our own professional opportunities continue to grow, we are committed to sharing our time and talents with those who are finding their own path to success in life.

Mentoring Program

Lippes Mathias recognizes that mentoring is an integral component of associate training and professional development and has implemented a formal mentoring program. Associates are paired with partners and meet frequently with their mentors to discuss professional growth and development. Through this program, partners also provide associates with advice and knowledge as it relates to their individual practice areas.