Joseph P. Heins, an attorney at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, has been appointed to the Erie County Citizens’ Budget Review Commission. The Commission was established to assist and advise the Erie County Legislature in the oversight of the county’s budget and to monitor county finances in order to ensure the long-term fiscal stability of Erie County. Heins will serve on the 11-member Commission which is charged with submitting an annual report to the Legislature. Heins concentrates his practice on commercial real estate, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, project development, financing and real property title matters. He has experience in the retail sector, representing developers, landlords and tenants of shopping malls and other retail establishments.