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.

NYC real estate week in review

Law360 | September 03, 2018

This weekly roundup of notable real estate deals mentions New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Joe Lynch’s work as counsel to affordable housing developer Breaking Ground in its $170 million purchase of a historic building in Brooklyn.

New York City’s Fanciest Offices Are Absolutely Jaw-Dropping

New York Post | January 17, 2018

This article on the most attractive office spaces in New York City highlights Nixon Peabody’s Midtown Manhattan office and includes a quote by New York City managing partner Joe Lynch.

Nixon Peabody steers $78M Bronx apartment deal

Law360 | April 17, 2017

New York City affordable housing partner Joseph Lynch is mentioned in this article as representing nonprofit HP Michelangelo Housing Co. Inc. in its acquisition of an apartment complex in the Bronx for $78.1M.

Radio broadcast segment

WNYC-FM | March 27, 2017

New York City affordable housing partner Joseph Lynch is mentioned in this radio broadcast segment discussing how the Trump Administration’s tax reform may affect affordable housing projects.

Trump's tax plan isn't even law and already it's taken a toll on city's affordable housing projects

Crain’s New York Business | January 17, 2017

New York City office managing partner and affordable housing partner Joe Lynch is quoted in this article about how the Trump administration’s proposed corporate tax cuts are already affecting affordable housing developers in New York City who use tax credits to finance their projects.


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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