New York, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP is proud to announce that partner Erica F. Buckley has been named to City & State New York’s “Law Power 100” for the third consecutive year.
The “Law Power 100” list features attorneys, lawmakers, educators, advocates, and other people in the legal profession who stand out for their political and government involvement or civic engagement across New York State.
Based in the firm’s New York City office, Erica is a partner in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice and leads the firm’s Cooperatives & Condominiums and State Attorneys General practice teams. She represents some of New York’s most prolific developers and real estate professionals on a variety of transactional, regulatory, investigative, and lobbying matters. A substantial part of Erica’s work involves representing clients before the New York Attorney General’s Office who are under investigation for alleged violations of laws under the Martin Act or the Executive Law. In recent years, Erica has taken to lobbying the New York State Legislature on necessary changes to the Martin Act to increase both market-rate and affordable for-sale housing throughout New York City.
Erica’s previous role as chief of the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office has allowed her to cultivate strong relationships with city and state government agencies, including the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the New York City Housing Development Corporation, the New York City Housing Authority, the New York State Housing Finance Agency, as well as the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Prior to serving in government, Erica was the general counsel of the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, where she oversaw the conversion of thousands of units of rental housing to affordable cooperative status.
Erica currently serves as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives and the Housing Committee for the Real Estate Board of New York. She is also a member of the Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester’s Leadership Council, and she writes New York Law Journal’s quarterly column, “Ask the Former Regulator.”