Joseph Lynch ’02 will become managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s New York office on August 1, following a decade-long career at the firm. Lynch will oversee nearly 100 attorneys serving clients in a wide variety of corporate and litigation practice areas. He will succeed Arthur Rosner ‘76, who has held the position for more than 10 years.
In his new role, Lynch will assume Rosner’s responsibilities as head of the office – one of the largest of Nixon Peabody’s 16 locations across the world – while navigating the challenges of an uncertain economy. Rosner will continue to concentrate his practice on all areas of real estate.
“The business model of law firms has had to adapt in the face of economic realities that seem here to stay, such as law practices seeking to hire more entrepreneurial lawyers with enhanced technical and business skills,” Lynch said. “While it is more challenging for newer attorneys to find employment, I am confident that opportunities exist for attorneys with business backgrounds, and for those who take the time to learn how the business of law works.”
Lynch traces much of his success to his days at Brooklyn Law School, where he took evening classes while building a successful career in real estate and community development. “I was drawn to the Law School’s classroom and clinical offerings, as well as BLS’s close ties to the community,” he said. Lynch also noted that he “connected immediately” with fellow alumnus Rosner at Nixon Peabody, due in part to their BLS connection.
Today, as partner in the firm’s nationally recognized Affordable Housing group within the Real Estate & Community Development department, Lynch assists clients in Section 236 decoupling transactions, Section 202 refinancings, supportive housing, and other forms of affordable housing transactions. Lynch also focuses on real property tax exemptions throughout New York State. He has extensive experience representing for-profit and not-for-profit developers, owners, and managers in complex real estate transactions involving tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits, and new markets.
“Joe consistently approaches even the most challenging tasks with optimism and great insight,” said Andrew I. Glincher, Nixon Peabody CEO and managing partner, in a statement.
Lynch is a member of the New York Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, and serves on the Mitchell Lama Task Force of the Committee on Low-Income and Affordable Housing, part of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Section. He is also on the Housing and Urban Development Committee of the New York City Bar.