Nixon Peabody LLP has named Paul Schrier as managing partner of its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.
Mr. Schrier is a 20-year veteran of Nixon Peabody, with a practice focusing on secured lending involving real estate and other asset-based financings, real estate acquisitions and dispositions of commercial, retail, industrial, and hotel properties, and multifamily and commercial development projects. His practice also includes mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border and real-estate-oriented transactions.
Mr. Schrier succeeds Richard Hoffman, who steps down after nearly six years of serving as managing partner of the San Francisco and Southern California offices of Nixon Peabody.
Elizabeth Moore, partner in Nixon Peabody's New York City and Albany offices, was one of seven women honored at the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York annual gala on May 8 at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel. Each year, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York honors individuals for their commitment to girls and girl scouting in New York City.
Ms. Moore provides counsel to her clients on government compliance issues which include ethics, government relations strategy, lobbying, and campaign finance. Most recently, Ms. Moore was appointed to New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer's Transition Committee as a co-chair, providing knowledge and insight as one of Gov. Spitzer's policy advisors.
Nixon Peabody has announced the launching of a new interdisciplinary practice team. Harold Ruvoldt, a former partner in charge of the New York office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, leaves that firm to join Nixon Peabody as a partner in its New York City office to co-lead this group. His co-leader is Cathy Fleming, the current president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), who recently joined the firm. Ronald Hedges, a former magistrate judge of the United States District Court, has joined the team as counsel. Paul Underwood, a former executive director of the business counsel of the United Nations, has also joined the team as complex case coordinator.
Mr. Ruvoldt is an experienced trial attorney and business advisor who has tried more than 150 cases across the United States, as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and civil litigator.
William Eggers, who retired from his post as general counsel at Corning Incorporated last month, has returned to the Rochester office of Nixon Peabody as senior counsel in the litigation practice. Mr. Eggers originally joined Nixon Peabody in 1971, after an appellate clerkship with the New York State Supreme Court, Fourth Department, and spent 26 years as a litigator with a concentration in business litigation. Mr. Eggers was named partner at Nixon Peabody in 1978. Mr. Eggers served Corning Incorporated as its senior vice president and general counsel of the corporation for more than nine years.