Rochester, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP continues to expand its Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice with the return of Jennifer Berrios, who rejoins the law firm’s Rochester, New York, office as counsel. Jennifer was previously a Nixon Peabody associate from 2007 to 2009.
Jennifer’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transfers and acquisitions, leasing, and financing. She represents purchasers and sellers in real property transactions, as well as borrowers and lenders in finance transactions, including those involving industrial development agencies. Jennifer also represents landlords and tenants in both commercial and residential real estate transactions, acquisitions, and general landlord-tenant issues.
“Jennifer understands how to help clients navigate a commercial real estate landscape that’s been continuously shifting as a result of pandemic-driven trends and challenges,” said Christopher Froeb, leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. “We’re excited to welcome her back to Nixon Peabody and introduce her to our clients.”
Jennifer also specializes in land use and zoning. She advises commercial developers going before municipal boards to obtain necessary approvals, including those required under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act.
“In addition to her professional success, Jennifer is a champion for her community and understands the unique challenges facing Western New York,” said Jared Lusk, managing partner of the firm’s Rochester and Buffalo offices. “Jennifer has strong roots in greater Rochester and will help our clients make a positive impact in the community.”
Jennifer earned her J.D. from Georgetown University and her B.A. from Gettysburg College. She received The Daily Record’s “Top Women in Law” award in 2014 and was named one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” from 2015 to 2020. Jennifer is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and previously served as a board member for Rise up Rochester, the Rochester Black Bar Association, and the Rochester Economic Development Corporation.