New York, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP’s Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley was selected by Crain’s New York for its inaugural list recognizing “Leading Women Lawyers in NYC.”
Crain’s New York’s “2017 Legal List: Leading Women Lawyers in NYC” highlights New York City attorneys for their exceptional work in the legal industry and their community stewardship and mentorship.
Erica Buckley focuses her practice on both market-rate and affordable real estate securities filings, including cooperative interests in realty (cooperatives, condominiums, homeowner associations and senior communities) and syndications (investments in real estate such as co-housing and community land trusts).
Prior to entering the private sector, Erica spent more than 15 years in both the nonprofit and government sector, with her most recent position as the former chief of the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office, where she enforced the Martin Act—New York’s “blue sky” law governing real estate securities. During her time at the New York Attorney General’s office, Erica mentored scores of law students and young attorneys pursuing public interest careers.
After Erica arrived at Nixon Peabody, she stayed true to her commitment to community stewardship by collaborating with NYC nonprofits Habitat for Humanity New York City, Center for NYC Neighborhoods, MHANY Management Inc. and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board in the founding of Interboro Community Land Trust, the first trust of its kind in NYC and slated to be one of the largest in the U.S.
Erica is an active member of various organizations including the Real Estate Board of New York, the Furman Center, the New York State Association of Affordable Housing and the New York City Bar Association Committee on Housing and Urban Development.
“As the first person in my family to go to college, let alone graduate school, I’m very honored to be recognized by Crain’s New York,” said Erica Buckley. “I will continue to pay this honor forward through my mentorship of law students and young lawyers who are at various stages in their legal careers, as well as my continued dedication to representing nonprofits such as Interboro Community Land Trust.”