Richard Lippe, Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Angel Network, leads the Corporate and Technology Law Groups of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone (Mineola) and has extensive experience with public offerings, private and venture financings, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate and securities law matters. He has been responsible for complex federal and state litigation, municipal and zoning work.He was the lead attorney in the initial public offering of Long Island-based Arbor National Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ).serving as counsel and a member of the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of this leading public mortgage banking company until it was purchased by Bank of America. His public offerings also include a California-based community bank and many New York City and Long Island based companies, and he acts as counsel to investment bankers in New York City and Long Island.He currently serves on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Raytech Corporation (NYSE). He has also served on the board of the Collaborative Group, Ltd. (biotechnology-based provider of manufacturing and product sales to the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries) and Omnicorder Technologies, Inc. (now Advanced Biophotonics) (infrared screening for the early-state detection of cancer), as outside General Counsel to Long Island-based Cheyenne Software, Inc., where he represented the company in both domestic and international mergers and acquisitions until it merged with CA, and eShare Technologies, Inc., a Long-Island based provider of Internet software, before its merger. He is a founder, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) and a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel to the Long Island Life Sciences Initiative (LILSI). He is the Managing Trustee of both the Keene and Raytech Asbestos Settlement Trusts.