Bob Lipman has in 14 years built one of the most successful, comprehensive and multi-faceted employment-law firms in the region. Effective, sensitive, and forward-thinking, the 43-year-old Buffalo native has focused on employment law his entire career - today he and his four-attorney firm handle cases on behalf of plaintiffs and management alike. Indeed, Lipman possesses a unique combination of skills: His vision and sound instincts have helped him create a versatile and prosperous boutique firm, and his personal skills make him effective across the employment spectrum. Indeed, Lipman, a father of three, relates well to everyone, from senior executives to hourly laborers. After law school, Lipman started at a major national firm specializing in employment law, and within five years built a reputation for effectively handling a variety of cases, with complex issues. Then, engaged to marry fellow attorney Allison Plesur, Lipman went out and launched his own firm; his wife soon followed. Today Lipman & Plesur, with offices in Jericho and Manhattan, has a record of accomplishment remarkable for a firm its size. Lipman is an effective teacher as well: He has built a parallel business in human-resources training; Interactive Employment Training, Inc., (www.hrtrain.com) has an on-line curricula designed to make workers and managers aware of proper workplace policies and conduct. Clients include such major corporate names as AIG and Diaggio; he has also trained U.S. Justice Dept. lawyers. (Lipman also maintains eeonews.com, an informative web site on workplace legal actions.) Now in his early 40s, Lipman is entering his professional prime. He seems poised to lead - and help define - the field of employment law for years to come. Lipman and his wife live in Jericho with their children.