New York, NY. Leading law firm Nixon Peabody LLP announces the arrival of counsel John F. D’Amanda. Mr. D’Amanda, who will be based in the Rochester office, and will work with the firm’s Real Estate practice. He comes to Nixon Peabody from Chamberlain D’Amanda in Rochester, a firm his grandfather joined in 1925.
Mr. D’Amanda focuses his practice on commercial real estate, including development and land use, mortgage and asset lending, foreclosures and workouts, and succession planning for family land holdings. Mr. D’Amanda was drawn to the firm because of the depth of Nixon Peabody’s real estate practice firmwide and the reputation of that group in the Rochester community and throughout Upstate New York.
“John’s arrival adds additional skill sets to our already strong real estate practice,” said Justine E. Wilcox, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate practice. “With his solid real estate practice and commitment to the community, John is exactly the kind of lawyer that we want to attract to the firm. He is a great addition to our practice and to Nixon Peabody.”
Mr. D’Amanda is extremely well-known in the Rochester community. He has served or currently serves on numerous boards, including EquiCenter, Inc., the Rochester School for the Deaf, the Landmark Society of Western New York, the Harley School, the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, and the Rochester Home Builders Association. Additionally, he served on the George Eastman House Endowment Committee and was district commissioner of the Pultneyville Fire District. He is a trustee and president-elect of the Upstate Chapter of NAIOP, a national trade organization for commercial real estate.
Mr. D’Amanda studied at Manchester College of Oxford University, graduated from Washington College in Maryland, and earned a J.D. from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles.