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Nic’s practice encompasses bankruptcy, real estate, leasing, finance, and general corporate matters. He appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States in high-profile cases on behalf of financial institutions, landlords, general creditors, and interested parties. Nic also represents clients in commercial lease and real estate transactions, loan agreements, and development and redevelopment projects. Nic's practice also includes issuing “non-consolidation” and “true sale” opinions and structuring loan transactions to meet true sale requirements. 

Nic provides general counsel to companies operating in Connecticut and to clients in the shopping center industry nationwide. He has extensive experience with all aspects of shopping center operations, such as lease defaults, common area charges, development, security, public access, reciprocal easement agreements, co-tenancy issues, real estate taxes, and premises liability.

In addition to his own practice, Nic serves as a member of the firm's Marketing Committee.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Representative Experience

  • Represents landlords of 83 stores in GNC Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy cases.
  • Represents landlords of 143 stores in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. bankruptcy cases.

Prior Experience

  • LeClairRyan
  • Tyler Cooper

Judicial Clerkships

  • US Bankruptcy Court, Judge Alan Shiff

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2011–2024; Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2011–2024
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Connecticut: Bankruptcy – Business, Real Estate, and Securities & Corporate Finance, 2009–2010 and 2013–2018

Selected Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Selected Publications

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We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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