Joseph J. Lynch

Office Managing Partner of the firm’s New York City office, Joseph Lynch represents for-profit and nonprofit developers and owners in complex real estate transactions.

What do you focus on?

Affordable housing

My practice focuses on representing clients in real estate transactions involving federal, state or local assistance and/or financing. On a state and federal level, this includes tax exempt bonds; low-income housing tax credits; FHA, SONYMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financing; and federal rental subsidy programs. On a local level, I also focus on legislative and agency approvals, including real property tax exemptions.

New York City office

As Office Managing Partner, I am focused on leading the New York City office in this period of growth and strengthening. Nixon Peabody has committed to an expansion of the corporate and private equity practice in New York City and I look forward to using the collective intelligence of our office to achieve this and other goals.

What do you see on the horizon?

Federal funding is becoming harder to access, sending a ripple effect down to the state and local level. My role is to guide our clients through these increasingly complicated issues.


  • “HUD’s Signature Program Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program,” Lawline CLE webinar, June 13, 2014.

Officials, Experts Weigh in on Stalled State Housing Measures

City & State | May 01, 2016

New York City office managing partner and affordable housing attorney Joe Lynch is featured in this article discussing the 421-a program, which incentivizes developers for building a multi-unit residential projects.

City to Shoulder More Public Benefit Costs

The Real Deal | November 13, 2014

New York City office managing partner and Affordable Housing attorney Joe Lynch is named as the moderator of a panel during the Massey Knakal Realty Services Multifamily Summit. Panelists included Vicki Been, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development, BFC Partners’ Donald Capoccia, Dunn Development’s Martin Dunn and L&M Development’s CEO Ron Moelis.

Looser Rules Pave Way for NYC Affordable Housing Projects

Law360 | October 02, 2014

New York City Affordable Housing partners Joe Lynch and John Kelly are quoted in this feature article on the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s plans to streamline affordable housing project development.


Joseph J. Lynch

Office Managing Partner

New York

Phone: 212-940-3717

Fax: 866-856-4927

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Fordham University, B.A.

New York

New Jersey

Joe is a member of the New York Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association and is a board member of the Citizens Housing Planning Council.  He has served on the Mitchell Lama Task Force of the Committee on Low Income and Affordable Housing of the Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Housing and Urban Development Committee of the New York City Bar.

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