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Lippes Mathias LLP expands into Rochester market

Michael Overmyer joins firm at Linden Oaks office

By: Bennett Loudon//October 26, 2021

Lippes Mathias LLP expands into Rochester market

Michael Overmyer joins firm at Linden Oaks office

By: Bennett Loudon//October 26, 2021

Buffalo-based law firm Lippes Mathias LLP is continuing to grow with a new office in Linden Oaks office park in Pittsford.

In about eight years, the firm has grown from 48 lawyers at one location to 135 attorneys spread across eight offices, including Albany, Washington, D.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Chicago, New York City and Toronto.

Brian J. Bocketti
Brian J. Bocketti

The firm has about 70 attorneys in the Buffalo office, another 20 in Albany, 16 in Jacksonville and five in Washington.

Michael Overmyer, the first attorney at the Linden Oaks office, has joined the firm as a partner. A Rochester native, Overmyer was previously at Phillips Lytle LLP. Overmyer has a successful practice focused on commercial banking and commercial real estate.

Overmyer will represent businesses, real estate developers and financial institutions in a variety of complex financial and banking matters.

Even though the firm just opened an office in the Rochester area, Lippes Mathias has done business in the area for more than 20 years.

“We have started to accumulate more clients (in Rochester) as we’ve gotten bigger, but we really had no way to meaningfully engage with the market,” said Brian J. Bocketti, Lippes Mathias executive committee member and co-leader of the firm’s banking & financial transactions practice team. “It took us a long time to find the right partner there and we have him in Michael (Overmyer) and Michael’s going to help us engage with the community.”

Michael Overmyer
Michael Overmyer

Overmyer was doing different types of transactions for the same clients as Lippes Mathias and they interacted frequently.

“So it was a natural fit for him into our group,” Bocketti said.

Overmyer is a 2008 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, and a 2005 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia.

“The opening of our Rochester office and the addition of Michael to our team is the logical next step as we continue to grow in service of our banking and financial services clients,” Bocketti said.

“This is the perfect fit,” Overmyer said. “Lippes Mathias presents me with an industry-leading model of service to best serve my clients’ legal needs. I’ll be able to leverage the firm’s network of offices, depth of resources and attention to culture to bolster my practice and continually enhance our client service.”

The new Linden Oaks office has space for a team of 12 attorneys with the potential grow larger.

Lippes Mathias represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.

“We’ve really collected a great group of professionals that serve as navigators and guides,” Bocketti said.

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