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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Eight Attorneys at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman Named in The Best Lawyers in America©

Attorneys receive high honors among peers across the country

BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that eight of its attorneys have been honored in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The attorneys and their practice areas include:

  • Alan S. Wexler: Real Estate Law
  • Blaine S. Schwartz: Real Estate Law
  • Brian J. Bocketti: Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLC’s and partnerships), Commercial Finance Law; and Corporate Law
  • Helen S. Osgood: Commercial Finance Law; Real Estate Law
  • Paul A. Mitchell: Corporate Law
  • Paul F. Wells: Real Estate Law
  • Paul J. Schulz: Corporate Law
  • William E. Mathias II: Corporate Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

“We are very pleased that so many of our attorneys received such high profile recognition in this year’s Best Lawyers,” said Kevin J. Cross, managing partner.  “These honors truly reflect the high level of talent and dedication our attorneys demonstrate in their respective practice areas.”

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; governmental relations; 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 and estates. For more information, visit