Given Buffalo’s roots in transportation and movement of goods, it is no surprise that we continue to serve companies addressing tomorrow’s needs in this area. But as Buffalo diversifies its economy to be fit for the future, we are partnering with financial institutions, universities and research centers that are making the city a hub for life sciences, banking and health care.
Our Buffalo office is both a resource for local business and a home to world-class litigators and corporate attorneys who serve clients around the world. Our strength is the capacity to bring top tier talent to the needs of local businesses. No other large law firm in Buffalo has the international and national resources of Nixon Peabody. Yet, we are local enough to provide government relations counsel that comes with significant local roots and to handle the city’s most significant infrastructure projects, like Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the NFL Buffalo Bills.
Whether handling legal work locally or afar, our attorneys are embedded in the community and believe deeply in the future of Buffalo. We serve in leadership positions with a number of area nonprofits, including the Irish Classical Theatre Company, Heritage Centers Foundation, Aspire, The Aspire Foundation, United Way Emerging Leaders Advisory Board, Meals on Wheels and the Black Leadership Forum of Western New York. We actively provide pro bono services through a number of organizations and focus on community volunteerism at the city and town levels.
New York Law Journal | March 23, 2020
In her latest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley explains that the functions of New York government, including the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau, are still in operation during the coronavirus shutdown, as most state employees continue to work remotely.
WHEC-TV (Rochester) | March 19, 2020
Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding spoke to the local NBC affiliate via FaceTime to discuss new work restrictions announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Kim talks about employee staffing, staggered scheduling and which businesses qualify as essential.
HR Magazine (Society for Human Resource Management) | March 18, 2020
Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding, Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, and Long Island Labor and Employment associate David Tauster co-wrote this contributed article, based on their NP client alert, analyzing the new mandatory sick-leave deal in New York state.
The Bulletin | January 09, 2020
Buffalo Office Managing Partner Martha Anderson talks about the actions Nixon Peabody has taken since signing on to the ABA Well-being Pledge in 2018.
Defense Research Institute | September 04, 2019
Complex Commercial Disputes partner Vivian Quinn and associate Tracey Scarpello, both of the Buffalo office, co-wrote this article in the Defense Research Institute’s publication, analyzing the impact of the ascertainability requirement on pharmaceutical and medical device class actions.
The Bond Buyer | August 19, 2019
This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ascension to the No. 2 spot in bond counsel rankings in the Northeast for the first half of the year.
The Daily Record | July 01, 2019
This article mentions Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Laurie Styka Bloom for her representation of a local neighborhood association in an ongoing dispute over the details of a proposed development in Rochester.
Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal | June 17, 2019
This front-page story features Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Erik Goergen discussing the excitement of appellate law and how attorneys can remain creative and persuasive within the boundaries of New York State’s new filing guidelines. Click here to read the full article.
Buffalo Business First | June 10, 2019
In this article, Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ben Dwyer discusses how Canada’s approach to data privacy differs from the United States’, and how that impacts cross-border sharing of consumers’ personal information.
Law360 | May 12, 2019
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as No. 77 on this year’s Law360 list of the 400 largest U.S. law firms.
Buffalo Business First | December 06, 2018
Buffalo Corporate associate Alexandra Lugo is interviewed on how companies can create employee wellness programs that benefit workers, boost the bottom line and comply with regulations.
The American Lawyer | November 30, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned as U.S. counsel for longtime client Constellation Brands in its acquisition of a 38 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian distributor of cannabis products. The following attorneys were members of the deal team: Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Boston Global Finance partner Craig Mills, Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer, San Francisco Global Finance counsel Sarah Abel, Buffalo Global Finance associate Dan Fabian, Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras, and Washington, D.C. Corporate associate Pierce Han.
Law360 | November 18, 2018
Long Island partner Joe Ortego, San Francisco partner Brian Dalrymple and Buffalo associate Erik Goergen, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, are mentioned in this story for securing a jury trial victory for Daher-Socata Aerospace in a complex, three-week trial in Florida.
ABA Journal | September 09, 2018
The following coverage notes Nixon Peabody as one of the first law firms in the country to sign a pledge as part of the American Bar Association’s new health and wellness campaign to reduce substance use and improve mental health in the legal profession.
Modern Restaurant Management | August 29, 2018
This end-of-month roundup of top restaurant news includes highlights from Nixon Peabody’s Food, Beverage & Agriculture team’s quarterly Crystal Ball outlook report. Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington, Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage, and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracey Scarpello are quoted.
Buffalo Law Journal | December 10, 2017
Buffalo government investigations and white collar defense partner Mark Molloy talks about the decrease in federal investigations in the past year.
Buffalo Business First | September 24, 2017
Nixon Peabody is mentioned for advising on the creation of the Western New York Impact Investment Fund. Buffalo private equity and investment funds partner Charley Jacobs was involved in the deal.
The Bond Buyer | August 17, 2017
This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s jump from ninth to fourth place in Thomson Reuters’ list of top bond counsel for Northeast bond issuance for the first half of 2017.
Buffalo Business First | May 18, 2017
Buffalo commercial litigation counsel Ben Dwyer is quoted in this article about how the Trump administration may impact international lawyers’ practices.
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