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Scott E. Friedman

Chairman and CEO
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP


Scott Friedman was appointed to the UB Council on Feb. 26, 2016, by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Mr. Friedman is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut, and earned his JD at Washington University School of Law and his LLM at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

As an attorney with the law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, Mr. Friedman concentrates his efforts on working with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses. Complementing his work as an attorney, Mr. Friedman is also a general partner in Impact Capital, a venture capital fund focused on investing in and supporting early stage companies in and around Western New York. He is also the founder of Next Gen Advisors LLC, a consulting firm focused primarily on assisting family owned businesses across the United States. He is the co-founder and volunteer executive in residence of the Family Business Center in the UB School of Management.

Friedman is the author of seven books and numerous articles, and is a frequent lecturer, locally and across the United States. He is active in the community, having served on numerous charitable boards over the years, including the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, the Elmwood Franklin School, the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (the Albright-Knox Art Gallery),the Law Enforcement Foundation of WNY Inc. and the Western New York Venture Association.

Friedman has been recognized in prestigious listings such as Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Legal Elite (Buffalo Business First).