Emily Dinsmore

Emily Dinsmore is a counsel in Nixon Peabody’s Global Finance practice group and a member of our Leveraged Finance team in our Buffalo office.

What do you focus on?

I advise banks and other financial institutions in a variety of financings and structured lending transactions. I have worked on general obligation financings for school districts and local governments, giving me a deep experience in federal securities and tax law. Additionally, I have served as bond and underwriters’ counsel on a variety of general obligation bond offerings and as trustee’s counsel on revenue bond issues. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, I focused my practice on public finance, representing local governments, school districts, fire districts, utility districts, and underwriters as bond counsel and special counsel on a range of financial issues. I worked closely with advisors, architects, engineers, bond insurers, verification agents, and escrow agents when planning and executing school and municipal projects.

What do you see on the horizon?

I can’t help but think about the effects of economic uncertainty in the immediate future. Between inflation, rising interest rates, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, supply chain issues, and lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of industries are in flux. We’re going to have to remain nimble in our response to these changing conditions.

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Bloomberg Law | May 20, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the arrival of Buffalo Global Finance counsel Emily Dinsmore to the firm.


Emily Dinsmore



Phone: 716-848-8208

Fax: 907-312-7364

University of Buffalo Law School, J.D., summa cum laude

Cornell University, B.S.

New York

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Government Finance) from 2017–2021
  • National Association of Bond Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western New York
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