Jared C. Lusk

Jared Lusk is a partner in our Real Estate practice group and the Managing Partner for the Rochester office of the firm.  The primary focus of his practice is real estate development, renewable energy projects, and municipal law, including planning and zoning.

What do you focus on?

Land Use/Development

I enjoy representing a wide variety of landowners, developers, municipalities, retailers, public utilities, wind and other energy producers and developers throughout the country. Having formerly served as town attorney managing land use matters for the Town of Pittsford, New York, I’m well-versed in the state’s various land use and zoning regulations. I help my clients with all types of real estate transactions and help them comply with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Adirondack Park Agency Act and other applicable land use regulations so that projects receive the municipal approvals necessary to become reality, often in the face of significant opposition from neighbors or local governments.


Building on my experience growing up on a small family dairy farm in Upstate New York, I also enjoy working in virtually all aspects of the agribusiness industry, ranging from farm leases to the development and financing of large food processing facilities.

Emergency Services

Through relationships built during my 29-year service as a volunteer firefighter, I’m also proud to represent a number of fire and emergency service providers.

What do you see on the horizon?

We are seeing significant investment in “5G” wireless telecommunications, renewable energy, and agribusiness industries across the country. I enjoy working on projects that “connect” communities to the latest communication technology as well as projects that provide both regional and international markets for fresh agricultural products and byproducts.

Unbillable hours: Lessons from the firehouse

The Daily Record | April 24, 2019

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk authored this article about the leadership lessons he has learned in his 30 years serving as a member of  a local volunteer fire department and how it has helped him in his leadership role at Nixon Peabody.


Jared C. Lusk

Office Managing Partner, Rochester


Phone: 585-263-1140

Fax: 866-402-1491

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

St. John Fisher College, B.A.

New York



Jared was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Real Estate Law.

Jared has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 for Real Estate (Upstate New York).

Jared Lusk previously served on the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) and the Pittsford Town Board. Currently he serves as legal counsel for Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc.; as a member of the New York State Bar and Monroe County bar associations, where he previously served as chair of the Municipal Attorney Committee and as a member of the Professional Performance Committee; and as a 31-year member of the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief from 2007-2008 and on the Board of Directors from 2003-2008.

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