Joseph J. Gumkowski

Joseph J. Gumkowski: Attorney with Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP
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Joseph J. Gumkowski practices in the areas of general business law, e-commerce, taxation, and intellectual property. His practice is concentrated in servicing select clients of the firm in the entertainment business.

Mr. Gumkowski is an active member of the Sports Car Club of America; the Sports Car Club of America, Western New York Region; the South Towns Motor Club; and the Central New York Ice Racing Association. Mr. Gumkowski earned second place in the 2002 New York State Road Racing Championship.


•Published an article in the New York State Bar Journal (September/October 1997) titled “Sales and Compensating Use Tax Audits for Non-Vendors” and in e-Commerce Primer (June 2000)

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America
Named to Best Lawyers in America from 2013 to 2019; recognized for Corporate Law

Rated “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubell
An excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. This rating indicates the attorney is widely respected by their peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.

Super Lawyers
Named to Upstate New York Super Lawyers from 2009-2012 and 2017-2018 for Business/Corporate; no more than 5 percent of attorneys in any state are named to this publication.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Business and Corporate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Formation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Closely Held and Family Owned Businesses
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Franchise Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716-849-1333, ext. 318  Phone
716-855-1580  Fax
University Attended:
College of The Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
Syracuse University, J.D., cum laude, 1978; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1979
Year of First Admission:
1980, New York

Professional Activities

•Member, Bar Association of Erie County
•Member, New York State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association - Tax Section

Birth Information:
New Haven, Connecticut, December 21, 1952

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Buffalo, New York

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