Albany



Albany is growing a technology economy. In Upstate New York’s Tech Valley, companies are working on nanotechnology, green energy solutions and medical breakthroughs. We are proud to count these innovators as clients.

Our team is an excellent fit with Albany’s future given our experience advising clients in areas such as environmental law, energy regulation and health care. With growth and innovation comes the need for raising capital, buying and selling assets, resolving business disputes and intellectual property protection. Our team has all sides of Capital District businesses covered and is fully dedicated to achieving the region’s growth goals for 2030 and beyond.

Many of our Albany attorneys grew up in the Capital District, and all have deep roots in the region. We are committed to Albany’s future and play an active role in strengthening community organizations and infrastructure. Our office reflects our commitment to innovation and future resource needs as we occupy space that is LEED® Silver certified. Whether participating in local events and charitable activities or sustaining the pulse of the economy, our work is focused on our conviction that Albany’s brightest days are ahead.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | May 13, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the arrival of Albany Labor & Employment counsel Vince Polsinelli and Chris Stevens to the firm, highlighting that Vince is returning after previously working at NP.

Nixon Peabody adds two labor and employment attorneys

Law360 | May 11, 2022

This article features the arrival of Albany Labor & Employment counsel Vince Polsinelli and Chris Stevens to the firm, highlighting that Vince returns after previously working at NP for about 12 years. The article details a longstanding connection between their families as well as a look at their previous experience. Labor & Employment practice group leader Tara Daub, of Long Island, is also quoted in the story.

Clinical labs, blood banks could gain flexibility under new licensing proposal

Crain’s New York Business | April 08, 2022

Albany Healthcare counsel Justin Pfeiffer is quoted throughout this article on a New York Department of Health licensing proposal that would give clinical laboratories and blood banks more flexibility in who can serve as their directors and what tests they can conduct.

Five private equity trends to watch in 2022

Law360 | January 03, 2022

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley is quoted in this article for her outlook on several trends in the private equity space including potential changes to the tax code, a continued focus on the tech and healthcare IT sectors, and how target companies approach environmental, social, and governance issues.

State proposes regulation to limit surprise out-of-network charges

Crain’s New York Business | November 29, 2021

This roundup article of notable health care news quotes Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer for his outlook on how a proposed regulation by New York State’s Department of Financial Services, which would curtail out-of-network charges for patients who believed a provider was in-network due to incorrect health plan information, will lead to improved relationships between consumers and providers.

Solar tax equity investor exits ramp up

Power Finance & Risk | September 30, 2021

This article, on the growing shift among solar project owners to buy out tax equity investors as projects pass their recapture periods, quotes Albany Project Finance & Public Finance senior counsel Rich Cogen, co-leader of the Energy & Infrastructure Projects team, on the anticipated surge of investor exits in the coming years.

New York seeks constitutional right to clean air and water

Spectrum News NY1 | September 27, 2021

This article covering New York’s proposed “Green Amendment” that would enshrine the right to a clean environment in the state’s constitution references NP’s client alert, discussing how New York’s amendment differs from other states in that it offers courts greater flexibility to interpret and apply. San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, Albany associate Dana Stanton, Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, and Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, all with the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, coauthored the client alert.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | August 31, 2021

The following roundup of notable legal news and moves highlight the arrival of Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer, who is the former director of the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Program Counsel and focuses his practice on the state’s regulatory landscape.

Lawyers on the move

New York Law Journal | August 30, 2021

The following roundup of notable legal news and moves highlight the arrival of Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer, who is the former director of the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Program Counsel and focuses his practice on the state’s regulatory landscape.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q2

Law360 | August 18, 2021

This article on notable partner-level promotions during Q2 includes the appointment of Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier to Chief Talent Officer. In addition, NP’s recent appointments to department heads and practice group leaders were included: San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Tony Barron as Litigation Department chair, Boston Private Equity & Investment Funds partner John Beals as Investment Funds practice group leader, Boston Corporate partner Chris Keefe as Business & Finance Department chair, Los Angeles Corporate partner Shahzad Malik as Tax team co-leader, Washington DC Community Development Finance partner Matt Mullen as Community Development Finance practice group leader, and Albany Private Equity partner Todd Tidgewell as Corporate practice group leader.

MRM research roundup: Mid-August 2021 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 16, 2021

This state-of-the-restaurant-industry and outlook article includes NP’s Q3 Food & Beverage Crystal Ball, covering trends around labor shortages, ransomware attacks, wildfires, and brewery distribution agreements. The insights were provided by Intellectual Property co-leader and Cybersecurity & Privacy team leader Jason Kravitz and Corporate associate Anthony Bova, both in Boston; Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell; and San Francisco counsel Ian T. O’Banion, and Albany associate Dana P. Stanton, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group

Four trends shaping private equity’s pandemic rebound

Law360 | July 09, 2021

In this article covering the post-pandemic rebound in private equity, Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley explains why we’re seeing a sharp rise in investment activity, and how firms are taking precautionary steps to shape risk-averse agreements.

‘Be more aware’: Leaders discuss how businesses can be more inclusive

Albany Business Review | June 25, 2021

This article summarizes the Business Review’s annual Leaders in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event Friday, where Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley served as a panelist. The panel discussion follows NP Albany recently being named as one of the region’s leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | June 16, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Lawyers on the move

New York Law Journal | June 16, 2021

Albany partner Todd Tidgewell’s appointment to leader of the Corporate group is included in this column of notable legal moves.

Albany partner named leader of Nixon Peabody's Corporate practice

Albany Business Review | June 15, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Nixon Peabody picks new Corporate practice leader

Law360 | June 15, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | June 15, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Former MoviePass execs agree to $400,000 settlement with four California District Attorneys' offices who had alleged ‘unlawful business practices’

Business Insider | June 03, 2021

Albany Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti was mentioned in this article for representing ex-MoviePass executives Mitch Lowe and Ted Farnsworth in the settlement. Tina was also quoted, highlighting that nothing in the settlement can be “construed as an admission or denial” of guilt by the executives.

News

Water online | March 26, 2021

This online news website, focusing on water and wastewater, included Albany Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Beth Morss’ move to the firm.

On the move

Capital Region Chamber | March 08, 2021

This column of notable moves in New York’s Capital Region includes Albany Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Beth Morss’ move to the firm.

New York Takes Next Step Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana—How you can best prepare for and benefit from legalized recreational use

Cannabis Business Executive | January 13, 2021

Following New York’s reintroduction of a bill that would legalize and tax adult-use recreational marijuana, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle contributed this article highlighting key focus areas for those looking to enter the potential new industry.

Twin Bridges, County Waste fight in court over tactics

Albany Business Review | December 21, 2020

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Bill Reynolds and associate Erin Huntington are mentioned in this article for representing County Waste in a suit against Scott Earl, owner of Twin Bridges Waste and Recycling LLC, for poaching customers by making false and disparaging statements and other unlawful tactics.

Level Up: Legal Business Agreements

Capital Foundation of New York | December 15, 2020

In this blog post from the Capital Foundation of New York, Albany Corporate attorney Marissa Wiley responds to a submitted question concerning setting up a legal business agreement.

Why Marissa Wiley is ready for a new conversation

Albany Business Review | November 12, 2020

This profile of Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley highlights her early interest in law, her career trajectory and professional development, and her journey as an LGBTQ person.

Clean Energy Market Shift and Politics Push U.S. Grid Expansion

Engineering News-Record | November 02, 2020

This story about boosting U.S. transmission capacity to integrate a growing backlog of renewable power projects into the grid quotes a recent Bloomberg Law article written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

The Impact of New York's Renewable Energy Permitting Program, PFAS Regulation

Bloomberg Law | October 26, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

The Impact of New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Bloomberg Law | October 23, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

DASNY sells over $2.5B of PIT bonds; munis unchanged in face of large supply

The Bond Buyer | October 08, 2020

This article on the state of the municipal bond market covers the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s sale of almost $2.5 billion of personal income tax receipt bonds. The firm is mentioned as bond counsel for the work by New York partners Chris Reitzel and Virginia Wong, and associates Adam Gordon and Kate Stack; Albany counsel Jeff Pohl; and Washington, D.C. partner Bruce Serchuk and associate Joel Swearingen, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

40 Under 40: New leaders shaping the new normal

Albany Business Review | August 19, 2020

Albany and New York City Corporate & Finance attorney Marissa Wiley is quoted in this article containing highlights from a discussion with members of the Albany Business Review's "40 under 40" list.

Marissa Wiley appointed to Upstate Capital Association of New York Board of Directors

Upstate Capital Association of New York | August 07, 2020

Albany Corporate attorney Marissa Wiley is profiled in this article for her appointment to the Upstate Capital Association’s board of directors.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | August 07, 2020

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley is included in this executive news roundup for her appointment to Upstate Capital Association’s board of directors.

New Questions Arise Following the Latest Ruling on MLMIC Distributions

New York Law Journal | May 29, 2020

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau and associate Erin Huntington contributed this article on the rise in abundance of dispute resolution as a result of the conversion of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) from a mutual to a stock insurance company.

COVID-19, executive orders and pending condo offering plans

New York Law Journal | March 23, 2020

In her latest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley explains that the functions of New York government, including the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau, are still in operation during the coronavirus shutdown, as most state employees continue to work remotely.

Essential or nonessential?

WHEC-TV (Rochester) | March 19, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding spoke to the local NBC affiliate via FaceTime to discuss new work restrictions announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Kim talks about employee staffing, staggered scheduling and which businesses qualify as essential.

New York government reaches deal on coronavirus sick-leave mandate

HR Magazine (Society for Human Resource Management) | March 18, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding, Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, and Long Island Labor and Employment associate David Tauster co-wrote this contributed article, based on their NP client alert, analyzing the new mandatory sick-leave deal in New York state.

Linden-backed Evolution Research Group grows footprint

The Deal | March 10, 2020

This article mentions Albany Corporate partner Todd Tidgewell for his representation of Richmond Behavioral Associates, which has been purchased by Evolution Research Group LLC.

Announcing the first round of 40 Under 40 winners for 2020

Albany Business Review | March 02, 2020

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley has been selected as one of the 40 Under 40 business and community leaders in the region by the Albany Business Review.

On the Move

Albany Times Union | February 15, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the Albany business community highlights the promotion of Albany Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Peter Trimarchi, who is part of NP’s new partner class for 2020.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 04, 2020

This column of notable executive moves in the legal industry included a write-up on the promotion of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper, and Peter Trimarchi.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | February 03, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry highlights the 13 members of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper and Peter Trimarchi.

People on the Move

Albany Business Review | January 31, 2020

This round-up of personnel moves in the Albany area features Albany Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Peter Trimarchi, who is part of NP’s new partner class for fiscal 2020.

Lawbeat: Bar associations seek revival

The Times Union | December 16, 2019

This article about regional bar associations’ recent efforts to bolster membership with newer generations of attorneys quotes Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau, who serves as Albany County Bar Association president.

Rival can't shake AngioDynamics' $145M racketeering suit

Law360 | September 26, 2019

This article mentions Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Bill Reynolds for his representation of AngioDynamics, which a judge ruled is allowed to continue its racketeering claims against a competitor.

First-half volume took a Northeast dip

The Bond Buyer | August 19, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ascension to the No. 2 spot in bond counsel rankings in the Northeast for the first half of the year.

NY climate legislation would stress building, power sectors

Law360 | July 17, 2019

This article features analysis from Albany Affordable Housing and Real Estate counsel Peter Trimarchi on ambitious new climate-change legislation in New York State that will force the natural gas industry to revisit its business plans.

Nixon Peabody boosts infrastructure reach through Squire Patton Boggs hires

The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019

This feature highlights the arrivals of New York City partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group.

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