Nichole N. Thomas

Nichole Thomas is a department attorney in Nixon Peabody’s Real Estate group and focuses her practice on cooperative and condominium law.

What do you focus on?

I represent developers in connection with all aspects of condominium construction and conversion projects. This includes preparing offering plans, exhibits, and no-action letter applications, reviewing construction loan documents and loan subordination documents, and drafting and negotiating contracts of sale. I also draft governing documents for homeowners’ associations and condominiums and coordinate with architects, consultants, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and the New York City Department of Finance to certify project compliance and completion.

I previously interned at the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where I reviewed offering plans and amendments to ensure compliance with the Bureau’s regulations and policies.

I was a member of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law staff from 2013–2014 and appointed symposium chair from 2014–2015.

What do you see on the horizon?

The worsening climate crisis is prompting world governments to adopt policies to drastically reduce fossil fuel emissions. Real estate developers must prepare for these present and future policy changes when constructing new developments and marketing current developments in this intensifying climate. I look forward to helping Nixon’s clients navigate this developing area, especially as it relates to New York City cooperatives and condominiums.

Affordable co-ops and condos could be coming to New York

Habitat | January 24, 2022

This article, covering New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal to replace a soon-to-expire property tax incentive program with the new Affordable Neighborhoods for New Yorkers (ANNY), quotes and links to a recent client alert written by Cooperatives & Condominiums team leader and partner Erica Buckley and department attorney Nichole Thomas, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group in New York City.


Nichole N. Thomas

Department Attorney

New York

Phone: 212-940-3070

Fax: 833-787-0308

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Adelphi University, B.S.

New York

Nichole is member of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, New York Chapter (CREW-NY).
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