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Monday, August 14, 2017

Twenty-seven Attorneys from Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Recognized by 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers

Attorneys selected to both Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Upstate New York Rising Stars lists in variety of practice areas 

BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Upstate New York Rising Stars lists.

Attorneys recognized to the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list and their respective practice areas include:

  • Kevin J. Cross, Business Litigation
  • Mark C. Davis, Personal Injury – Products: Defense
  • Raymond L. Fink, Bankruptcy: Business, Business Litigation, Closely Held Business
  • Scott E. Friedman, Business/Corporate Law
  • Amy Habib Rittling, Employment & Labor Law
  • Carol E. Heckman, Business Litigation, Native American Law
  • Gerald S. Lippes, Business/Corporate Law
  • William E. Mathias, Business/Corporate Law
  • Brendan J. Rich, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Blaine S. Schwartz, Real Estate
  • Charles E. Telford, III, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Business
  • Paul F. Wells, Real Estate
  • Alan S. Wexler, Real Estate

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman attorneys selected to the 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars list and their practice areas include:

  • Christina H. Arthurs, Estate & Probate
  • Sarah H. Brennan, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jillian E. Deck, Banking
  • Thomas J. Fennell, Real Estate
  • Emily G. Hannigan, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff
  • Joseph P. Heins, Real Estate
  • Andrea H. HusVar, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Brendan H. Little, Business Litigation
  • Christian M. Lovelace, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Vincent M. Miranda, Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Stacey L. Moar, Business Litigation
  • Matthew R. Palmieri, Real Estate
  • Richard M. Scherer, Jr., Business Litigation
  • Eric M. Soehnlein, Business Litigation

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations by practice area. For more information, visit

“This is the most attorneys our firm has had included in the annual Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists to date,” said Kevin J. Cross, managing partner. “This recognition demonstrates the respect our attorneys garner among clients and colleagues both locally and nationally.”

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, nearly 70 attorneys provide counsel to businesses, corporations and individuals in more than 20 practice areas.  For more information, visit