Spencer D. Phillips and Gina M. Sickinger have joined the Rochester office of the national law firm Nixon Peabody LLP.
Mr. Phillips is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Previously, he was an attorney for the Empire Justice Center where he litigated numerous matters involving the American Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other laws.
Ms. Sickinger will be a member of the Business Practice Group. Previously, she was an associate in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions as well as the representation of public companies in 1933 Act and 1934 Act compliance. She has represented issuers in numerous public securities offerings.
Douglas S. Glucroft, a seasoned attorney with significant experience in cross-border financing transactions, has joined Nixon Peabody as partner on the Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions Teams. He will be based in the firm's New York office. As a member of the Private Equity and M&A Teams, Mr. Glucroft will primarily focus on inbound and outbound transactions, including investment, M&A, licensing and other strategic transactions.
Nixon Peabody LLP has named Stephen Newman a partner in the firm. Mr. Newman joined the Buffalo office of Nixon Peabody in February 2005 and has maintained a strong practice in New York City and Palm Beach County, Florida as well.
Mr. Newman is a member of the firm's Private Clients Group, focusing his practice on tax and estate planning for high net worth individuals. He has extensive background in preparing wills, trust agreements, compensation arrangements, share purchase agreements, pension and profit sharing plans and other types of tax-advantaged fringe benefits.
Mr. Newman is listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.
Nixon Peabody's Private Client Group has significant experience representing high net worth individuals and families with estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers); estate and trust administration and settlement; fiduciary representation; fiduciary investment and management; financial planning; income, estate, and gift tax planning and compliance; asset and creditor protection planning (including limited liability companies and trusts); charitable gift tax planning, and retirement and education planning.