Gregory R. Nearpass


Gregory R. Nearpass



Direct: 585-987-2930
Fax: 585-445-2312


At a Glance

Greg has experience in all aspects of real estate development and finance, ranging from small businesses to national "big box" retailers. His practice involves advising clients regarding the use, sale, lease, purchase, and development of commercial and residential real estate, including retail facilities, medical buildings, cell towers, specialty housing projects, multifamily communities, and large tract, single-family subdivisions. He also has experience representing clients before municipal boards in complex zoning and land use matters as well as in proceedings and lawsuits involving real estate, land use and zoning, the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), condemnation, and landlord/tenant matters.

Prior to joining Woods Oviatt, Greg was a Partner at Vaisey Nicholson & Nearpass, PLLC.

Recent Lectures

Speaking Engagement(s)

  • Home Rule and Shale Gas Development: Perspectives, Association of Towns of the State of New York Annual Meeting, 21 February 2012.


  • High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing and Home Rule: The Struggle for Control, 76 Alb. L. Rev. 161 (2013).
  • Not So Risky Business: Constructing in the Face of a Lawsuit in the Retail Industry, NY Real Estate Journal (2007).
  • Knowing When to Ask: Unilateral Relocation of Easements, NY Real Estate Journal (2007).

Industry Expertise


  • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Hartwick College, B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York State

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Cameron Community Ministries