Lippes Mathias LLP Combines With Syracuse-Based Health Care Firm CCB Law

Lippes Mathias LLP Combines with Syracuse-Based Health Care Firm CCBLaw, Expands  Lippes’ National Footprint to Include Every Major City in New York The combination creates one of the largest New York health care teams outside of New York City.

Lippes Mathias today announced it has combined with CCBLaw, a Syracusebased law firm with a respected national reputation for providing innovative legal services to clients in the areas of health care, business, labor and employment and real estate. Eleven attorneys, with two set to be admitted on June 17, as well as eight staff members, will join Lippes Mathias as part of the move.

With this combination, Lippes Mathias now has 197 total attorneys with 158 staff and 15 offices across the country.

“When we execute our growth vision, we continue to emphasize the right cultural synergies, and the match with CCBLaw is no exception,” Kevin J. Cross, Lippes Mathias’ managing partner and chairman, said. “The new Lippes attorneys bring exceptional experience and capabilities that pair perfectly with our health care team creating one of the largest health care practices outside of New York City. I’m proud to note that this expansion also marks a significant milestone in Lippes Mathias’ growth story as our national footprint of 15 locations now reaches every major New York market.”

CCBLaw, one of only two Central New York law firms ranked Metro Tier I in health care law by Best Law Firms, provides legal and consulting services to health care clients, including group medical practices, private practice physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals, hospitals, ACOs, physician organizations, independent practice associations, ambulatory surgery centers, and other facilities throughout the United States.

“This is the right move at the right time, compounding value and opportunity for both groups,” Michael J. Compagni, former CCBLaw managing member and new Syracuse office leader, said. “Our entire team is excited to join Lippes Mathias—well-known and regarded for its people-first approach to the business of law. Lippes’ emphasis on culture creates an environment where attorneys and staff thrive. We’re thrilled to be a part of a growing firm that is doing it differently.”

Marc S. Beckman, a founding member of CCBLaw, will co lead Lippes Mathias’ health care practice team alongside Brigid M. Maloney, partner, Lippes Mathias.

“Since we have been representing so many practices with respect to private equity backed transactions in the health care field, we wanted to align ourselves with a firm such as Lippes that will benefit our clients by allowing us to bring greater breadth and depth to our team,” Beckman said. “Our footprint has always been larger than Central New York, and together with the diverse practice areas, resources, infrastructure, and geographical footprint of Lippes, this mutually beneficial integration allows us to provide a broader scope of legal services to our clients long into the future.”

Former CCBLaw attorneys are nationally recognized for their extensive background in complex federal regulatory and statutory issues, including the federal physician self-referral prohibition or Stark regulations, fraud and abuse and anti-kickback laws, professional license defense as well as compliance and repayment actions involving both entitlement programs and third-party payors. The team regularly handles mergers and acquisitions of professional practices, establishment of ambulatory surgical centers, development of joint ventures among healthcare providers (including both private practices and hospital systems), development and maintenance of large group practices, space sharing arrangements, employment matters including litigation and employee leases, professional services agreements, exclusive provider agreements, and telehealth arrangements. On numerous occasions, the team has successfully defended clients in government and third-party payor audits and investigations and in settlement negotiations of reimbursement issues with Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and all other third-party payors.

Former CCBLaw attorneys and staff will continue to work out of their office space at 507 Plum St. in Syracuse. For more information about the combination or to learn more about Lippes Mathias’ health care services, call (716) 853-5100 or visit

About Lippes Mathias LLP
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Clarence, Albany, Long Island, New York, Rochester, Saratoga Springs and Syracuse, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla. and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.

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