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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Welcomes John J. Koeppel as Partner

BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that John J. Koeppel has joined the firm as a corporate partner and will be the Leader of its Private Equity Group.

Over his 17 year career, Mr. Koeppel has successfully structured, negotiated and closed over 250 transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, fund formations and investments, and private equity transactions.

He has been recognized for exceptional standing in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as being ranked a top Mergers and Acquisitions attorney by Upstate New York Super Lawyers®. He has also been recognized for exceptional standing in the area of Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation in both Chambers USA and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Mr. Koeppel received his J.D. and his M.B.A from SUNY Buffalo. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, and Middle Market and Small Business Committee), New York State Bar Association, Bar Association of Erie County, Association for Corporate Growth and the Upstate Venture Association of New York.

“I am pleased to welcome John to our growing corporate group at Lippes Mathias and thrilled to have him lead our Private Equity practice,” said Kevin J. Cross, Managing Partner, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP. “As we continue to expand, John’s connections and his leading experience in a variety of M&A and private equity transactions will be a significant asset to the firm and our clients.”

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP:
For over 50 years, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has served the legal needs of a wide range of clients throughout New York State and the country. With offices in Buffalo and Albany, nearly 60 attorneys provide counsel to businesses, corporations and individuals. Practice areas include banking and financial transactions; business practices; environmental and energy; family business; franchising and licensing; government regulations and corporate compliance; healthcare and life sciences; immigration; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation and dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities, venture capital and private equity; technology and life sciences; and trusts, estates and elder law. For more information, visit