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Long Island businesses, universities, research centers and health care institutions are thriving innovators. We are proud to be the largest full-service law firm with a significant presence on Long Island, working side-by-side with them as their ideas and companies grow.

We provide the practice diversity and deep bench on Long Island to address a full range of business legal needs, from formation, financing and intellectual property services needed by life sciences and other technology-driven businesses, to dispute resolution, real estate and workforce issues. Depth also brings differentiating experience such as top trial attorneys who handle complex litigation and class actions; a nationally recognized health services team serving the world’s most prestigious hospitals and medical centers; an M&A team capable of handling complex, strategic and private equity transactions on either side of the deal; and industry leaders tracking the unique needs of higher education institutions and nonprofits.

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.

Doctor charged with pandemic-related healthcare fraud

Newsday | April 20, 2022

This article covers Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Tim Sini’s successful bail argument on behalf of a prominent cardiologist accused of healthcare fraud. A federal judge granted the bail request and allowed the doctor to continue billing claims to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs while his case is pending. The NP team representing the doctor also includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and associate Michal Ovadia.

Power players

Long Island Business News | April 14, 2022

This article covering a trend of prominent Long Island attorneys joining BigLaw firms from public sector and in-house roles features Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Tim Sini for his arrival to NP this year, quoting Tim on his reasons for joining the firm. The article also quotes Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen on how Tim’s prior experience benefits NP.

Thieves hit on a new scam: Synthetic identity fraud

Stateline (The Pew Charitable Trusts) | April 07, 2022

This article on synthetic identity fraud, which combines real Social Security numbers with mismatched or phony names to create new identities, quotes Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Tim Sini on how law enforcement agencies across states usually need to cooperate on related investigations. The article mentions Tim’s role in investigating a major scheme when he was Suffolk County (NY) District Attorney.

The Power List: Power 25 law

Long Island Business News | March 31, 2022

Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, of the Healthcare group, is honored as one of the top 25 legal professionals “who exemplify the region’s best and brightest legal minds.”00000 Allan’s profile includes background details on his impactful client and pro bono work.

People on the move

Crain’s New York Business | February 14, 2022

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the recent arrival of Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Tim Sini to the firm, noting details of his practice as well as his former roles as a federal prosecutor and as district attorney and police commissioner for Suffolk County, New York.

Prosecutor moves highlight brisk demand for white-collar work

The National Law Journal | February 02, 2022

This article, which covers the growing shift among former federal and state prosecutors to join private practice, includes the arrival of Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Tim Sini to NP. The article features insight from both Tim and GIWC practice group leader Rob Fisher, of Boston, on the anticipated surge of enforcement activity that could be driving this trend, and the networking among former prosecutors that often helps guide them to top law firms.

As LI's legal landscape shifts, Nixon Peabody adds Sini

Innovate LI | February 01, 2022

The following article comprise additional news coverage on Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Timothy Sini and his arrival to the firm. Tim discusses his past experience as an assistant United States attorney, district attorney, and police commissioner, as well as his points of focus at the firm and NP’s growing GIWC group. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, of the Healthcare group, is quoted on the unique and diverse experience that Tim brings to NP.

Sini joins Nixon Peabody

Long Island Business News | February 01, 2022

The following article comprise additional news coverage on Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Timothy Sini and his arrival to the firm. Tim discusses his past experience as an assistant United States attorney, district attorney, and police commissioner, as well as his points of focus at the firm and NP’s growing GIWC group. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, of the Healthcare group, is quoted on the unique and diverse experience that Tim brings to NP.

Nixon Peabody adds ex-Long Island DA to white collar team

Law360 | February 01, 2022

The following article comprise additional news coverage on Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Timothy Sini and his arrival to the firm. Tim discusses his past experience as an assistant United States attorney, district attorney, and police commissioner, as well as his points of focus at the firm and NP’s growing GIWC group. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, of the Healthcare group, is quoted on the unique and diverse experience that Tim brings to NP.

Long Island News Radio

WRCN-FM | February 01, 2022

The following news coverage features the arrival of Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Timothy Sini. Tim discusses his background as a former assistant United States attorney, district attorney, and police commissioner, as well as his enthusiasm to maintain his local roots amid NP’s international reach. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, of the Healthcare group, is quoted on Tim’s impressive experience and the strengths he brings to the firm.

Ex-Suffolk County DA Tim Sini joins big law firm

Newsday | January 31, 2022

The following news coverage features the arrival of Long Island Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Timothy Sini. Tim discusses his background as a former assistant United States attorney, district attorney, and police commissioner, as well as his enthusiasm to maintain his local roots amid NP’s international reach. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, of the Healthcare group, is quoted on Tim’s impressive experience and the strengths he brings to the firm.

Legal Briefs - Industry news from across New Hampshire

New Hampshire Business Review | January 19, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news features Rekha Chiruvolu’s elevation to Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, while also highlighting Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego’s role as Diversity Partner.

Supplement co. inks $1.7M deal ending toxic drink claims

Law360 | January 12, 2022

This article, covering the preliminary approval for a settlement between consumers and the makers and sellers of recalled dietary supplement All Day Energy Greens, mentions NP for representing Independent Vital Life LLC, one of the defendants. The NP team includes Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joseph Ortego, counsel Santo Borruso, and associates Marissa Muscarella and Matthew Forzano.

Team from Nixon Peabody helps surgical practice expand

Rochester Business Journal | December 30, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci for leading the all-female team that advised NYBG. Lori is also quoted on how the transaction could serve as a blueprint for other medical practices looking to affiliate with a management services organization and expand. The NP team also included Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski, and Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group.

Bariatric practice expands into Oklahoma, Arkansas

Long Island Business News | December 16, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for leading the team that advised NYBG. Michele is also quoted on our firm’s work with NYBG. The NP team also included Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group; and Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski.

Nixon Peabody adds three more lawyers to Affordable Housing, Real Estate bench

The American Lawyer | December 09, 2021

This article features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also quotes AHRE practice group leader Denise Pursley on recent growth across the practice and the increased demand for legal services.

Notable Hispanic leaders & executives

Crain’s New York Business | October 11, 2021

Chief Diversity Officer and Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego is profiled for being named as one of the diverse professionals who are shaping companies and institutions in the New York metropolitan area, while helping to mentor and elevate other diverse professionals.

'A true celebration': RichnerLIVE, Herald hosts second annual Top Lawyers of LI Awards Gala

LIHerald.com | October 07, 2021

This article quotes Long Island Health Care partner Michael Schnipper, one of four NP attorneys who received awards at this week’s gala. Along with Michael, Long Island Office Managing Partner Allan Cohen, partner Rebecca Simone, and counsel Jason Chimon, all of the Health Care group, were also honored. In addition, NP’s Long Island office was recognized as the top legal firm with 25-65 employees.

How NYCs top real estate law firms got creative in an unusual year

The Real Deal | October 05, 2021

This article in New York City’s top real estate trade publication—part of a special report on law firms and real estate attorneys—quotes Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice group leader and Long Island partner Denise Pursley on the uncharted waters of the eviction moratorium and how we’ve been advising clients. The story also notes the firm’s work with pro bono organizations, such as Lawyers Clearinghouse, in helping tenants who could be vulnerable to eviction.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.

More changes in the California Consumer Privacy Act landscape

Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report | July 01, 2021

Long Island Health Care associate Bianca Lewis contributed this article on the newest changes to the regulations governing the California Consumer Privacy Act and their significance for covered businesses.

7th Circuit says Wisconsin regulators have toxic dust handled

Law360 | May 27, 2021

This article covers a court’s unanimous refusal to revive litigation claiming that client SPX Corp. contaminated Wisconsin properties, with the panel noting a lower court was correct to find the requested injunctive relief improper. Buffalo partner Vivian Quinn, Long Island partner Joe Ortego, and Buffalo counsel Laurie Bloom and Tracey Scarpello, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, led the successful defense of SPX.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 07, 2021

This roundup article of notable Q1 partner-level promotions includes Steve Zubiago’s election to CEO and managing partner; Long Island partner Tara Daub’s and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim’s promotions to Labor & Employment practice group leader and deputy PGL, respectively; and the attorneys from this year’s new partner class.

Can businesses require COVID-19 vaccination proof?

Newsday | April 28, 2021

This article on whether businesses can require vaccination proof from their customers quotes Long Island Health Care associate Michal Ovadia for her outlook on customers that are not able to verify their vaccination status and how this is ultimately uncharted territory.

Cincinnati insurer led by former American Financial CFO makes first acquisition

Cincinnati Courier | April 19, 2021

The following article, covering Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, mentions the NP for the work by Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, for advising Lancer.

Transportation insurer Lancer to merge into Core Specialty

Insurance Journal | April 19, 2021

The following article, covering Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, mentions the NP for the work by Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, for advising Lancer.

Long Beach insurer merges with Cincinnati firm

Long Island Business News | April 19, 2021

This feature story on Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings quotes Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen for leading the team that advised Lancer. Long Island associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, were also mentioned for being a part of the deal team.

Middle Market Musings (S1E1)

Podcast | April 02, 2021

Michelle shares what it was like to live and work with front-line care providers in New York the early days of the pandemic, and offers insights on the healthcare industry in its aftermath.

Key points to consider as employers start bringing back employees to the workplace

Newsday | March 25, 2021

Long Island Labor & Employment counsel David Tauster is quoted in this story on business reopening in the region for his outlook on accommodation considerations and preparation time for employers.

Business leaders: Get ready for new union-friendly labor policies

Rochester Business Journal | March 19, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera contributed this article highlighting employer considerations related to the Biden administration’s union organization changes. Stephanie developed the article with Providence senior counsel Andrew Prescott and Long Island associate Rose Nankervis, both of the Labor & Employment group.

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.

People on the move

Newsday | March 01, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub was included in this column of notable executive news on Long Island for her promotion to Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader.

On the Move

Newsday | February 25, 2021

Long Island Labor & Employment counsel David Tauster is included in this column of notable Long Island executive news 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 19, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim were included in this daily column of notable legal news for their promotions to Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader and Deputy PGL, respectively.

No. 569: Enter the phantom, feel the winds and meet the PTA, with cabbage (sorry)

Innovate Long Island | February 17, 2021

This morning roundup of notable business news in Long Island includes the launch of the Long Island office’s “What’s New” virtual workshop series, designed to keep participants up-to-date with the fast-paced, post-pandemic changes across law and industry.

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.

Charlesbank Buys Stake in MB2 Dental from Sentinel

Mergers & Acquisitions | February 01, 2021

This article on investment firm Charlesbank Capital Partners’ majority-interest acquisition in MB2 Dental—a dental partnership organization with affiliated practices across 24 states—mentions the firm for the work by Health Care partners Michele Masucci and Mike Schnipper, in Long Island, and associate Jena Grady, in New York.

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.

Demolition Trio Urges 7th Circuit to Uphold 2nd Toxic Dust Win

Law360 | November 02, 2020

This article covers oral arguments from three demolition companies urging the Seventh Circuit to uphold a lower court’s exclusion of experts’ testimony related to toxic dust claims. The article mentions Long Island partner Joe Ortego and Buffalo counsel Laurie Bloom, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, for representing SPX Corp., one of the demolition companies.

Coronavirus Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Real Estate Leader

Law360 | September 18, 2020

Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice group leader and Long Island partner Denise Pursley is featured in this Q&A article, where she provides her outlook on the real estate industry and how it’s been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

SFO prepares bond refunding as airport rides out pandemic

Bond Buyer | July 30, 2020

This article about San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and its preparations for a $291 million bond refunding deal mentions NP as disclosure counsel. San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and Los Angeles partner Dan Deaton and counsel Heather White, all of the Project Finance and Public Finance Group, advised on this matter.

Hospitals can transfer patients’ medical debt to RIP Medical Debt, regulators say

Modern Healthcare | July 28, 2020

In this article on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s advisory opinion that will expand national nonprofit and client RIP Medical Debt’s services, Long Island Health Care partner Michele Masucci is quoted on the legal nuances of the advisory opinion and anti-kickback concerns.

Hospitals partner with industry to co-create digital tools

Modern Healthcare | July 25, 2020

In this article on how hospitals are co-developing tools with tech companies, Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted on the factors for hospitals to consider when selecting the right partner and the ways in which hospitals are investing in startups.

Major ruling protects sexual orientation, gender identity

Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent determination—notably during Pride Month—that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected under federal law. The column was adapted from an NP alert by Rochester partner Stephanie Caffera, Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, Boston department attorney Aimee Bierman, and Long Island associate Christopher Moro, all of the Labor and Employment group.

Brokers expect work norms to outlive pandemic and shape the office market

Newsday | April 24, 2020

In this article on how COVID is reshaping workplace norms and the office market, Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen is quoted on what companies are thinking in terms of their economic outlook and office space strategies when employees are allowed back in the office.

Forward Thinking Lifts Pandemic-Ready Nixon Peabody

Innovate Long Island | March 24, 2020

Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen is quoted throughout this article that looks at Nixon Peabody’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the firm’s robust emergency preparedness and business continuity plans.

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.

Moving up to partner

Long Island Business News | March 05, 2020

This roundup of attorneys elevated to partner in the Long Island area highlights the promotion of Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Porzio, who is part of NP’s new partner class for 2020.

On the Move

Innovate Long Island | February 07, 2020

This round-up of personnel moves in the legal industry mentions Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Porzio, who officially joined the NP partnership at the start of February.

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.

Expansive changes bolster protections for employees in New York State

Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article on changes to employee protections in New York State, including new limitations on nondisclosure agreements and an increased window for filing harassment claims. The article is adapted from an alert by Long Island Labor and Employment partner Tara Daub Eyer and associate Justin Guilfoyle.

Zocdoc's new pricing rankles New York doctors

Crain’s New York Business | August 27, 2019

Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone is quoted in this article about physicians’ reactions to Zocdoc’s new pricing policy and how it may impact New York–based health care providers and medical groups. The article also appeared in Modern Healthcare.

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.

Cuomo advances 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda with new job laws

Rochester Business Journal | August 16, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this column on a pair of bills signed into law in New York that aim to curb pay discrimination due to gender or other differences.

IntraLogic secures funding for major expansion

Long Island Business News | July 25, 2019

The following coverage highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as advisor to IntraLogic Solutions in its recapitalization by Post Capital Partners.

School security provider IntraLogic receives PE investment

Security Sales & Integration | July 25, 2019

The following coverage highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as advisor to IntraLogic Solutions in its recapitalization by Post Capital Partners.

NY health network mostly skirts white ex-worker's bias suit

Law360 | May 30, 2019

This article mentions Long Island Labor and Employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Tony Dulgerian for their successful representation of Northwell Health in a discrimination suit.

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