Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Founder to be honored

May 14, 2015 | Press Releases

The Buffalo law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s founder and senior partner, Gerald S. Lippes, will receive the President’s Medal from the University at Buffalo on May 17.

Established in 1990, the President’s Medal is awarded in recognition of extraordinary service to the University at Buffalo. Recipients are selected by the University President in consultation with the Chairman of the University at Buffalo Council.

Mr. Lippes has been a longtime benefactor of the University at Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo Law School. He actively served on the University at Buffalo Council for 17 years and founded the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Law School, acting as its first chairman. Additionally, Mr. Lippes’ service includes volunteering on the 2003 presidential search committee, acting as a founding Policy Council member of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and serving as a trustee of the UB Foundation.

“The University at Buffalo is our most important asset in Western New York,” said Mr. Lippes, noting that the university has a profound cultural, educational, and economic influence on the region.

Dr. Satish K. Tripathi, president of the University at Buffalo, will present Mr. Lippes with the award during the university’s commencement exercises.

“Gerald Lippes has served our university with great distinction and exceptional dedication. As a longtime leading voice on the University at Buffalo Council, his wise counsel and sage perspective have been of immense benefit to our university and to all the broader communities served by UB,” said Dr. Tripathi. “We are deeply proud to count him among our distinguished alumni as a 1964 graduate of the Law School, and over the years he has been one of our university’s most dedicated and engaged volunteer leaders, giving most generously of his time and his expertise. He is truly an extraordinary ambassador and university citizen working tirelessly on behalf of our great university. I can’t think of a more fitting recipient of this honor, and it will be my great pleasure to confer it.”
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