Nixon Peabody LLP Elects Seven Attorneys to the Partnership

New Partners Practice In Diverse Areas Ranging from Intellectual Property to Syndication

January 26, 2009 (New York, NY – LAWFUEL) – International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP has elected seven attorneys to its partnership. The new partners practice in diverse areas representing all four of the firm’s departments (business, intellectual property, litigation and real estate). The attorneys’ new partnership status takes effect February 1, 2009.

Richard F. Langan, Jr. CEO and managing partner of Nixon Peabody, said, “Our newest partners share the core values at the heart of Nixon Peabody. They demonstrate great levels of legal skills and talent across varying practices allowing them to give our diverse client-base the highest level of service. We congratulate these attorneys on being named partners at Nixon Peabody.”

The new partners are as follows:

Long Island

Christopher G. Gegwich, Labor and Employment, Mr. Gegwich concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. He has successfully represented employers in a wide variety of labor and employment litigation matters in federal and state courts, including arbitrations and trials in both state and federal court, involving claims of breach of employment contracts, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower activities and retaliation. Mr. Gegwich graduated from Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, and earned his B.S. from Ithaca College.
Los Angeles

Aleks S. Frimershtein, Syndication, Mr. Frimershtein’s practice focuses on tax credit transactions, tax-exempt financings, and general tax issues. He has served as primary counsel in closing numerous rehabilitation tax credit and new markets tax credit transactions. He has also represented equity investors in low-income housing and production tax credit transactions, as well as issuers, borrowers, and underwriters in connection with the issuance of governmental and private activity bonds. Mr. Frimershtein graduated from University of Southern California Law School, J.D. and California State University, B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude.
Charles Wolf, Public Finance, Mr. Wolf has extensive experience in public finance, project finance, and structured finance. He has served as bond counsel for the tax exempt financing and refinancing of various public facilities including a professional baseball stadium, wastewater projects, hospitals, court houses, administration buildings, sheriff stations, jails, and golf courses. He has served as underwriters’ counsel for billions of dollars of financing for toll bridges and municipal utility systems. He is a graduate of Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude and Boston University School of Management, B.S., summa cum laude.

Katherine C. Baynes, Public Finance, Ms. Baynes concentrates her practice in public finance. Her principal areas of practice include bond counsel and underwriter counsel work in connection with industrial development revenue bonds, civic facility revenue bonds, college and university bonds, hospital and health care bonds, other exempt facility bonds and multi-family housing bonds. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude and Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S.
Eric R. Paley, Labor and Employment, Mr. Paley focuses his practice on employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on benefits-related topics, and a regular columnist for the Journal of Pension Benefits. He received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law and a B.A. from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
San Francisco

Todd C. Toral, Financial Services and Securities Litigation, Mr. Toral is focused on complex business litigation with an emphasis on investment partnerships, tax, securities, finance, and business torts, including intentional interference with existing contracts and prospective economic advantage, unlawful business practices, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation. He is also involved with work in the low-income housing area. Mr. Toral is a graduate of New York University School of Law, L.L.M., Tax, the University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. and San Jose State University, B.A, cum laude. Prior to law school, Mr. Toral served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Washington, D.C.

David L. May, Intellectual Property, Mr. May represents clients on a wide range of matters pertaining to patent, trademark, copyright and Internet law. He has significant experience in building and managing global intellectual property portfolios, and routinely represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. May’s experience also includes representing clients in complex IP-related transactional matters, and in the resolution of contentious cases. Mr. May earned his J.D. from George Mason University, and is a graduate of Goucher College.
About Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as a “Global 100” law firm—one of the largest in the world. With about 800 attorneys collaborating across 21 major practice areas in 19 cities, including Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rochester, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. In 2008, Nixon Peabody LLP was recognized for the third year in a row by FORTUNE magazine as one of its “100 Best Companies To Work For®.” The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2008 “Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality” list.

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