Matthew V. Carrigg

Matthew Carrigg is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate group. Matthew focuses his practice on various commercial and private real estate transactions. He represents borrowers and lenders, commercial real estate developers and private companies.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on all aspects of commercial real estate matters. I have assisted lenders, borrowers and business clients in connection with commercial real estate transactions. I have experience drafting buy-sell agreements, and reviewing and negotiating commercial leases, commercial real estate titles, surveys and traditional and special purpose entity formations. Most recently, I have represented a privately held commercial real estate developer in connection with the purchase and subsequent sale of a student housing facility and a privately held company with the acquisition of a number of entities.

Real property tax

On real property tax matters, I advise various taxpayers and not-for-profits on real estate tax appeals and other real property tax matters, including payments-in-lieu-of-tax agreements for commercial and industrial property owners, and real estate tax exemptions and tax abatements for not-for-profits and housing companies, including the assessment of affordable housing projects under Real Property Tax Law 581-a.

What do you see on the horizon?

Despite persistent economic uncertainty, I have seen growth in the commercial lending markets, and I expect that trend to continue.

Commercial real estate experts: ‘Planning is key’ in today's market

Rochester Business | November 12, 2021

This article, part of the publication’s special report on “Commercial Real Estate & Lending,” extensively quotes Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Matt Carrigg for his outlook on how labor shortages, caused by COVID, are impacting the industry. Matt also provides best practices for developers in navigating new challenges in the industry.

National Standard Abstract provides title insurance for CB Emmanuel 30 million rehabilitation project

New York Real Estate Journal | March 02, 2021

This article, focusing on the slated project to preserve Calvary Baptist Church Senior Housing’s studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors, mentions the firm for the work by New York City partner Joe Lynch and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen and Rochester associate Matt Carrigg, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, in advising CB Emmanuel.

Outcomes from pandemic make Rochester an appealing location for new business

Rochester Business Journal | October 02, 2020

In this article on Rochester’s mix of housing and real estate developments, Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Matt Carrigg is quoted for his outlook on the uptick in affordable housing developments, and interest from local and out-of-state developers.

Catholic Charities Starts Work on New Queens Development

Real Estate Weekly | September 28, 2020

This article on the ground-breaking of Bishop Valero Residence, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults, quotes New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch for leading the team that advised Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation. The deal team also included Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller and associate Matt Carrigg.


Matthew V. Carrigg



Phone: 585-263-1214

Fax: 844-823-8123

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

St. Lawrence University, B.A., Government, cum laude

New York

  • Named to the 2022 list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law in Rochester, NY
  • United Way of Broome County, former board member and assistant treasurer; Investment, Finance and Executive committees
  • Metro Interfaith Housing Management Corporation, board member
  • New York State and Broome County bar associations 
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