Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

Firm Overview

At Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, we have an expanded view of business that comes from attorneys who possess a broad depth of legal knowledge and expertise. Our experience givesus the ability to be true partners with our clients.

We have a unique understanding of the needs of our clients because our attorneys were at one time business owners, certified public accountants, general counsel for major corporations, authors and a former New York State Attorney General.

Founded in 1965, LMWF is a full service New York-based law firm that serves clients regionally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of matters. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with offices in Albany, New York City and Burlington, Ontario, we represent a diverse client base which includes both publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities and governmental entities.

From acquisitions and divestitures to litigation and dispute resolutions, our attorneys concentrate in a wide range of practice areas, providing clients with guidance and insight to help them achieve their business goals and navigate obstacles they might encounter along the way.
Main Office
Jacksonville FL Office
822 US Highway A1A N
Suite 100
Ponte Vedra Beach  FL  32082
Phone
  • (904) 660-0020
Fax
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes; up to 30 minutes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Closings; certain litigation; transactional work.
Hourly Rates
$150-350 per hour.

Other Offices

Buffalo Office
50 Fountain Plaza
Suite 1700
Buffalo,  NY  14202
Albany Office
54 State Street
Suite 1001
Albany,  NY  12207
New York City Office
415 Madison Avenue
14th Floor
New York,  NY  10017
Business
Full Service
As smart, entrepreneurial, principled lawyers, we're dedicated to using our skills to help our clients' businesses grow. For us that means doing more than just being there when a legal issue arises. It means proactively working on your behalf to help you plot a course for your business, one that has success as its destination.

At Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, we have a proven track record of success, but we're not recognition-driven. We check our egos at the door to make sure our clients' interests are our first and only priority. Our collaborative approach to your business ensures that your specific issues are addressed to the best of our abilities.

We bring a broad range of skills and experience to the table. From litigation and dispute resolution to mergers and acquisitions, our experience provides our clients with guidance and insight to help avoid any obstacles you might encounter.

As we engage with your business, we proactively use our talents in such areas as Banking, Finance, Commercial Real Estate, and more on your behalf. As legal counsel specializing in business, we are advocates for you and your business interests.

Christopher Walker

Christopher is a Partner-in-Charge with LMWF, joining the firm after working for a prominent law firm in western New York. Dedicated primarily to corporate and real estate transactional matters, Christopher works closely with clients to find effective and "common-sense" business solutions to often complicated legal matters.

Christopher works with companies located throughout the United States from "cradle to grave" assisting in formation, operation and the eventual sale or disposition of the company. He handles everything from contract matters to sophisticated mergers and acquisitions. Working with clients to ensure both proper structure and operative implementation of business deals, Christopher seeks to provide effective and efficient counsel in order to provide clients with profitable business deals and solutions. His recent transactions include:
the formation of a multimillion dollar provide debt fund;
the formation and assistance in securing seed capital for a medical innovation company in excess of seven million dollars;
the assistance on corporate legal matters with two (2) technology development companies; and
the formation of several real estate broker companies.

Also active in real estate, Christopher has successfully closed over $500 million of real estate acquisitions and financing matters, including handling complex and multifaceted 1031 exchanges and defeasances. Recent transactions include:
purchase of several hotels totaling over $10 million;
sale of multiple local real estate sites; and
on-going assistance with the entitlement and development process for several senior housing, multi-family and commercial properties.

Christopher also handles resident real estate closings throughout the state of Florida.

During the course of his career, Christopher has also represented numerous financial institutions across the country in both real estate and asset secured lending transactions. His focus in this area of the law deals with complex financial transactions, including aircraft secured financing as well as structuring deals for major commercial lending institutions on a local to international level. He has an invaluable tool for lenders to leverage in their transactions aiding them in realizing cost and closing efficiencies at closing.

Education
The Dickinson School of Law at Penn State, J.D. (cum laude)
Washington & Jefferson College (summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions
New York
Florida

Courts & Bar Admissions
New York State Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Jacksonville Bar Association
Saint Johns County Bar Association

Professional Honors & Civic Participation
Chairman's Award 2013 Literacy New York, Buffalo-Niagara
Member, Board of Directors Child Guidance Center

Title Agent
First American
Chicago Title
Fidelity Title
License
  • Bar Number: 114793
    Florida
  • Bar Number: 4980140
    New York

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