June 21, 2022 Rochester, NY – Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP and Vaisey Nicholson & Nearpass PLLC to combine effective July 1, 2022.

Posted on June 22, 2022

June 21, 2022 Rochester, NY – Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP and Vaisey Nicholson & Nearpass PLLC to combine effective July 1, 2022.

Rochester-based law firms Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP (Woods Oviatt) and Vaisey Nicholson & Nearpass PLLC (VNN) announce that they will combine, with VNN's eight attorneys and administrative staff joining Woods Oviatt, effective July 1, 2022. With the combination, Woods Oviatt's overall attorney headcount will reach 109 attorneys.

The combination expands Woods Oviatt's already sophisticated corporate and commercial real estate practices. VNN brings to Woods Oviatt significant experience and expertise in complex real estate, finance, corporate, and transactional matters. The addition of VNN augments Woods Oviatt's current practice groups, which include transactional and commercial corporate and tax, commercial real estate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, labor & employment, and trusts & estates.

Commenting on the combination, Woods Oviatt's Managing Partner Mitchell Nusbaum said, “This combination truly is a natural fit. Our two firms share a similar culture and vision of how to practice law and counsel clients. Our collective strengths and complimentary practices will allow us to continue to provide market-leading advice to our clients globally. We are excited about the possibilities this combination brings.”

VNN Managing Partner Jeffrey Vaisey added, “We have interacted with Woods Oviatt over the years, and have always been impressed by their attorneys and staff. We’re excited about this strategic combination, which will deepen our resources and broaden the scope of services we can provide to our clients.”

About Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP: Founded in 1852. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP has offices in Rochester and Buffalo. The firm practices in numerous areas of the law, including business & tax, intellectual property, corporate, labor and employment, public sector and municipal law, public and corporate finance, real estate, real estate finance, environmental, banking, litigation, contract, employee benefits and relations, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and tax law.

Woods Oviatt is a member of Meritas, a global network of business law firms that deliver localized service of the highest quality on a fully coordinated basis. Through the Meritas network of more than 178 member firms in over 80 countries, Woods Oviatt can provide clients with the local insight, local rates and truly world-class customer service.

For more information, please visit www.woodsoviatt.com.

About Vaisey, Nicholson & Nearpass PLLC: Founded in 2009, Vaisey Nicholson & Nearpass PLLC is a boutique law firm specializing in complex real estate, finance, corporate, and transactional matters. They have extensive experience structuring, negotiating, and closing sophisticated transactions throughout the United States and Canada.