Jared C. Lusk

Jared Lusk is a partner in our Real Estate practice group and the Managing Partner for the Rochester office of the firm.  The primary focus of his practice is real estate development and municipal law, including planning and zoning.

What do you focus on?

Land Use/Development

I enjoy representing a wide variety of landowners, developers, municipalities, retailers, public utilities, wind and other energy producers throughout the country. Having formerly served as town attorney managing land use matters for the Town of Pittsford, New York, I’m well-versed in the state’s various land use and zoning regulations. I help my clients with all types of real estate transactions and help them comply with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Adirondack Park Agency Act and other applicable land use regulations so that projects receive the municipal approvals necessary to become reality, often in the face of significant opposition from neighbors or local governments.


Building on my experience growing up on a small family dairy farm in Upstate New York, I also enjoy working in virtually all aspects of the agribusiness industry, ranging from farm leases to the development and financing of large food processing facilities.

Emergency Services

Through relationships built during my 29-year service as a volunteer firefighter, I’m also proud to represent a number of fire and emergency service providers.

What do you see on the horizon?

We are seeing significant investment in both the wireless telecommunications and agribusiness industries across the country. I enjoy working on projects that “connect” communities to the latest communication technology as well as projects that provide both regional and international markets for fresh agricultural products.

Unbillable hours: Lessons from the firehouse

The Daily Record | April 24, 2019

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk authored this article about the leadership lessons he has learned in his 30 years serving as a member of  a local volunteer fire department and how it has helped him in his leadership role at Nixon Peabody.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q2

Law360 | August 02, 2017

The promotion of Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner was included in this article.

Lusk takes uncommon path to lead Nixon Peabody office

Rochester Business Journal | May 25, 2017

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk is featured in this profile discussing his background and path to partner at Nixon Peabody.

Lusk takes uncommon path to lead Nixon Peabody

The Daily Record | May 03, 2017

Rochester managing partner Jared Lusk’s path to his current role as OMP and his lifelong commitment to his community are featured in this article.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 27, 2017

This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.

Notable names

Brighton-Pittsford Post | April 11, 2017

This article mentions the appointment of Rochester real estate partner Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner.

Jared Lusk named managing partner at Nixon Peabody LLP

The Daily Record | April 02, 2017

This article is about the appointment of Rochester real estate partner Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner.


Jared C. Lusk

Office Managing Partner, Rochester


Phone: 585-263-1140

Fax: 866-402-1491

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

St. John Fisher College, B.A.

New York



Jason was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

Jared has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 for Real Estate (Upstate New York).

Jared Lusk currently serves on the Pittsford Town Council; as Legal Counsel for Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc.; Member, New York State Bar and Monroe County Bar Associations, where he previously served as chair of the Municipal Attorney Committee and as a member of the Professional Performance Committee; 20-year member of the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief from 2007-2008 and on the Board of Directors from 2003-2008.

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