Jared C. Lusk - Real Estate lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Jared C. Lusk

Jared Lusk is a partner in our Real Estate practice group and the managing partner for the firm’s Rochester office.  The primary focus of his practice is real estate development, renewable energy projects, and municipal law, including planning, zoning and the NY State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

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 SEQRA, 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 renewable energy facilities on dairy farms throughout the United States.

Emergency Services

Through relationships built during my 34-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 wireless telecommunications infrastructure, renewable energy, and agribusiness industries across the country. It’s rewarding to work on projects that connect communities to the latest technology.

Power 20 real estate law: Jared C. Lusk

The New York Daily Record | March 17, 2022

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, is featured in this Q&A for being named to the publication’s Power 20 list for real estate law. Jared discusses his community engagement and changes he sees on the horizon for the coming years, among other topics.

The Power 100

Rochester Business Journal | February 25, 2022

Rochester Office Managing partner Jared Lusk, with the Affordable Housing and Real Estate group, is included in this year’s Power 100 list of influential leaders across the Rochester region. The article features Jared’s Q&A on biggest successes of 2021, expectations for 2022, and takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal leaders see progress in 2022

The Daily Record | December 29, 2021

This article, featuring leaders of Western New York’s major law firms and their outlook for the year ahead, quotes Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk for his thoughts on the evolving legal workplace, NP’s flexible work arrangements as a differentiator in the industry, and a strong year for business in the region.

Flexibility is key for law firms in changing business environment

Rochester Business Journal | September 03, 2021

This article, focusing on the major trends driving the business of law post-pandemic, quotes Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, on recruiting legal talent outside of cities where the firm has physical offices as one of the efficiencies gained during the pandemic.

Pandemic drives professional services industry to use new hiring, retention strategies

The Daily Record | May 28, 2021

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, is quoted extensively in this article on how the professional services industry is preparing for a post-COVID world, discussing the rise in remote work, and the resiliency and openness to new ideas the industry has shown over the past 18 months.

Power 30 Law

The Daily Record | April 29, 2021

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, was selected for the region’s “Power 30 Law” list. Related to this accolade, the paper also published a Q&A article on Jared’s outlook as COVID restrictions ease.

REV LNG a leader in production, distribution of natural gas

Rochester Business Journal | April 23, 2021

This feature story on growth and expansion of NP client REV LNG LLC, which specializes in renewable energy project development and mobile energy services, quotes Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, for NP’s close partnership and collaboration with REV LNG CEO David Kailbourne to help grow the company.

Power 100 List 2021

Rochester Business Journal | February 26, 2021

Rochester office managing partner and Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Jared Lusk has been named to the publication’s “Power 100 List 2021”. The accolade also includes a short Q&A article on Jared’s proudest accomplishments, community involvement, and important lessons he’s learned.

Nixon Peabody dedicated to advancing diversity within the firm

The Daily Record | February 24, 2021

This feature article on NP’s Diversity Challenge, which now includes up to 60 hours of billable hour credit toward diversity-related activities, extensively quotes Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu on Rochester’ s diversity-focused events and initiatives and NP’ s firmwide commitments to D&I.

REV LNG grows renewable energy business locally

WROC-TV News 8 | November 18, 2020

This broadcast segment features Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, and longtime client REV LNG CEO David Kailbourne discussing how the company has grown in the renewable energy sector while also making a positive impact on the Rochester community.

Chief judge proposes massive overhaul of courts

The Daily Record | September 27, 2019

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk is quoted in this article regarding New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s proposal to reorganize and simplify the state court system.


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® 2022 in the field of Real Estate Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2019.

Jared has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 for Real Estate (Upstate New York). He has also been recognized in previous years.

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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