Michael L. Webb

Michael L. Webb practices in all areas of real estate, handling a broad array of commercial transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, complex financings, mezzanine financing and leasing. He frequently collaborates with Nixon Peabody’s Health Care, Corporate and Finance, and Banking and Finance groups to represent banks and borrowers, including hospitals, health systems, educational institutions and general corporate clients, in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, and taxable and tax-exempt financing arrangements.

What do you focus on?

I represent clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. I work with landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers of commercial, retail and industrial properties around the country and investors and stakeholders in both simple and complex property transactions.

This portion of my practice covers all stages of purchase and sale transactions from planning and drafting documents, through negotiations and closing. I represent clients such as startup entities, major developers and hospitals by counseling them on purchase and sale agreements, facilitating the closing and post-closing processes, and performing title review, due diligence and other site acquisition services.

I represent banks, lenders and corporate borrowers in financings and commercial transactions that use real estate as collateral, counseling commercial banks, non-bank financing companies and other financial groups entering into financing arrangements. I have experience structuring, negotiating and documenting financing transactions and performing diligence review of commercial leases, commercial real estate titles, and surveys in connection with such financing transactions.

What do you see on the horizon?

Current economic, public health and social uncertainty is prompting, even forcing, commercial real estate buyers, sellers, investors, lenders and developers to become increasingly creative, flexible, and adaptive in their approach to commercial real estate, in a sense, “rethinking” commercial real estate and creating new standards and norms. I look forward to helping Nixon’s clients determine the best path forward.

NY law shields small firms and landlords from eviction and foreclosure

Newsday | March 10, 2021

This article on New York Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act quotes Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Michael Webb on the law’s eviction safeguards for small businesses and landlords, the businesses that the law applies to, and exceptions for evictions.

People on the move

Newsday | March 04, 2021

Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Michael Webb was included in this column of notable executive news on Long Island for his promotion to counsel.

Lawyers on the Move

New York Law Journal | February 25, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub is included in this column of notable legal moves in New York for her appointment to Labor & Employment practice group leader. Long Island Labor & Employment counsel David Tauster; New York City counsels Julia Casteleiro and Abby Patterson, and Long Island counsel Mike Webb, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Erik Goergen are also included for their promotions to counsel.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.


Michael L. Webb


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7519

Fax: 844-344-8462

St. John's University School of Law, J.D.

Queens College, B.A.

New York

  • Received 2017 New York/Fairfield County Volunteer of the Year award from Pro Bono Partnership
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of New York, Inc.
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