New York, NY. The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has appointed Erica F. Buckley, former chief of the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office, to co-chair its Condominiums & Cooperatives Committee. Erica is the leader of Nixon Peabody’s Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team, which services clients in New York City and Upstate New York.
“I am honored to be appointed to this leadership role,” said Erica. “I look forward to collaborating with my peers—mentoring and learning from them—on legal issues facing the coop and condo industry in New York City and Upstate New York.”
Erica focuses her practice on the Martin Act—New York’s blue-sky law, which governs real estate securities, including cooperative interests in realty (cooperatives, condominiums, homeowner associations, and senior communities) and syndications (investments in real estate). She represents for-profit and nonprofit developers, lenders, and government agencies on an array of issues involving luxury, middle-market, and affordable for-sale housing.
As the former chief of the Real Estate Finance Bureau, she advises clients on how to meet regulatory requirements effectively while minimizing risks relating to their properties, and also represents clients on white-collar and government investigations before government agencies and the New York Attorney General. Erica’s portfolio of transactional services includes the drafting of offering plans, no-action letters, and exemption applications and serving as special counsel to cooperative and condominium boards undertaking major corporate changes. Erica is also a registered lobbyist and provides guidance on an array of policy issues involving real estate.
Erica is a regular contributor to the New York Law Journal in her “Ask the Former Regulator” column. She is also a frequent public speaker and often lectures on topics involving real estate securities.
In addition to focusing on Downstate issues with her co-chair, Erica will be charged with overseeing legal issues for the Upstate New York Committee members. New York State Bar Association’s Condominiums & Cooperatives Committee is one of the most active committees in the Real Property Law Section, providing highly attended meetings on pressing topics for industry participants. Its speakers regularly include representatives from the Attorney General’s office. Click here to learn more about the NYSBA Condominiums & Cooperatives Committee.