Mr. Nisengard is an experienced attorney who concentrates his practice on commercial real estate and renewable energy matters.  He routinely handles issues involving the structuring and negotiating of all phases of real estate development projects located in New York State and throughout the country, and has experience in purchases, sales, leases, financing (including loan, IDA and tax credit financing), title, survey and due diligence review.  Mr. Nisengard advises individuals, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and national/international companies on a wide range of property uses, including shopping centers, retail, office, medical, residential, manufacturing, warehouse and industrial projects on both vacant and improved property, including brownfields. In addition, he provides counsel on real estate aspects of renewable energy transactions, including solar and wind, and addresses site control, power purchase, real property agreements, diligence review and related matters in the project development, investment, financing, purchase and sale transaction phases. 

Mr. Nisengard represents owners, landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders and investors, and therefore understands all sides of the transaction, and leverages this experience to efficiently identify pragmatic solutions which can work for all parties. 

Prior to joining Lippes Mathias, Mr. Nisengard earned a master’s degree in natural resources management and spent time working with both the New York State Senate and a lobbying firm as a legislative analyst.

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, M.S., Natural Resources Management
  • Binghamton University, B.A.

Admitted to Practice
  • New York 

Professional Associations
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS, Western New York Chapter

Community Involvement
  • Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Director

Speaking Engagements
  • “Brownfield Development in New York State,” CLE, County Attorneys' Association of the State of New York, December 7, 2020
  • “The Ins and Outs of Commercial Leases,” Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association CLE, January 19, 2017
  • “The Value of Real Estate Attorneys in Corporate Transactions,” CLE, April 20, 2016
  • “New York State Transfer Tax,” CLE, July 25, 2014
  • “Real Property Tax Cap,” TVGA Consultants (now known as KHEOPS Architecture, Engineering and Survey), 2012
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