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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Partner John Koeppel Selected Into Vistage Trusted Advisor Program

BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP partner John J. Koeppel has been selected to Vistage’s Trusted Advisor Program.

Vistage is an invitation-only professional membership organization that brings together successful CEOs, business owners and select trusted advisors from around the world in a wide-range of industries. Vistage and its affiliates have more than 20,000 members in 16 countries and it is one of the world’s leading peer advisory organizations.

As a member of Vistage, Mr. Koeppel will be able to connect and interact with a wide variety of other select trusted advisors, business owners and executives to discuss best practices, executive leadership, strategic planning and enhanced client results.

Some of the program benefits include access to the Vistage global community of business leaders, monthly peer group advisory meetings and connectivity resources including an online best practices library, webinars and member conferences.

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP served as a sponsor for Vistage’s Buffalo Executive Summit on March 9, 2017. 

Mr. Koeppel is the Team Leader of our Private Equity practice, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, the sale of companies, and various private equity transactions (including fund formation and investment transactions).  Mr. Koeppel has successfully structured, negotiated and closed more than 250 transactions throughout his 18-year career. Koeppel has been recognized by both Chambers USA as a Leading Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer and Chambers Global as a Leading Private Equity Lawyer. 

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 locally, regionally and nationally. With offices in Buffalo; Albany; New York City; and Burlington, Ontario, more than 65 attorneys provide counsel to businesses, corporations and individuals in more than 20 practice areas.  For more information, please visit