Nicholas J. Chivily

Partner
Chair, Commercial & Real Property Finance Department
Nicholas J. Chivily

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”

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Mr. Chivily has 30 years of experience sourcing business and representing national, regional and local commercial banks, investment banks and other types of lending institutions in all types of mortgage and commercial finance transactions, restructuring, workouts, commercial real estate, construction, and asset based lending.

He has completed major transactions in New York, with a specialty in NYC and the boroughs, Westchester and Connecticut and closed transactions out of state with local counsel consulting. His clients include a variety of institutional lenders, investment bank firms, developers, mortgage banking firms, closely held and public corporations, limited liability companies, real estate management and operating companies, loan servicing companies and municipalities.

Mr. Chivily has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in all aspects of restructuring, negotiating, documenting and closing commercial loans, with emphasis on bankruptcy considerations. He has closed leasehold mortgage construction and permanent loan financings, shopping center acquisition financing, multifamily mortgage loan transactions, corporate and owner occupied mortgage loans, large syndicated credit transactions, revolving credit and corporate loans, including syndicated credits, leveraged buy outs, private equity and related transactions with business banking and middle market customers.

Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Education:

  • J.D., Fordham University, 1985
  • Bachelors, Allegheny College, 1982,
    Philosophy & Political Science

Memberships:

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Connecticut State Bar Association
  • Member, Fordham Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees, St. Michael’s Home for the Aged, Yonkers, NY

Mr. Chivily has 30 years of experience sourcing business and representing national, regional and local commercial banks, investment banks and other types of lending institutions in all types of mortgage and commercial finance transactions, restructuring, workouts, commercial real estate, construction, and asset based lending.

He has completed major transactions in New York, with a specialty in NYC and the boroughs, Westchester and Connecticut and closed transactions out of state with local counsel consulting. His clients include a variety of institutional lenders, investment bank firms, developers, mortgage banking firms, closely held and public corporations, limited liability companies, real estate management and operating companies, loan servicing companies and municipalities.

Mr. Chivily has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in all aspects of restructuring, negotiating, documenting and closing commercial loans, with emphasis on bankruptcy considerations. He has closed leasehold mortgage construction and permanent loan financings, shopping center acquisition financing, multifamily mortgage loan transactions, corporate and owner occupied mortgage loans, large syndicated credit transactions, revolving credit and corporate loans, including syndicated credits, leveraged buy outs, private equity and related transactions with business banking and middle market customers.

  • Chairman of the Board, LittleMissMatched, LLC. (privately held iconic tween apparel company)
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees of Albany Law School
  • Board Member, Former Executive Committee Member and Former General Counsel of the Business Council of Westchester
  • Board Member, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Former Vice President, Executive Committee and Board Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Westchester County Bar Association, Law Office Management Special Committee
  • Former Acting President, Orienta Point Association (neighborhood organization)
  • Former Chair, Law Practice Management Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Town Prosecutor, Town of Mamaroneck
  • Former Member, Village of Mamaroneck, Harbor Commission
  • Gender Fair Award, for recognition as a true model for diversity and inclusion, presented by the NBA’s New York Liberty, 2019
  • 2019 Gender Fair Certification, for being the first and only law firm certified for diversity and inclusion, by Gender Fair NYC
  • 2017 Small Business Award, for Excellence in overall firm growth, featured in the Fall issue of 914Inc.
  • 2012 Equal Access to Justice Award recipient, an honor extended by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • Business Hall of Fame’s Small Business Success Award, sponsored by The Business Council of Westchester and received on behalf of the Firm, 2009
  • Pace Setter Award, for excellence in professional and community work, sponsored in part by Pace Law School and the Westchester County Bar Association, 2008
  • Family Friendly Employment Policy Award, presented by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and received on behalf of the Firm, 2008
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?”, CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section Annual Meeting Program, NYC (2023)
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?” Webinar, Virtual CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section (2023)
  • Panelist, “How Employers Have Implemented New Opportunities in DEI… and the Challenges that Remain” presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2022)
  • Panelist, “Men as Allies: It Takes All of Us,” 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Manhattanville College (2019)
  • Presenter, “Origination Credit and Partner Compensation: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due”, CLE program, Center for Competitive Management (2015)
  • Presenter, “Real Property Law Update”, New York State Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Section Fall Meeting (2014)
  • Co-Panelist, “Partners’ Compensation”, New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education (2014)
  • Orientation Presenter, Albany Law School (2014)
  • Presenter, “Hot Tips for Building Client Relations” CLE program, New York State Bar Association Marketing Conference (2014)
  • Co-Presenter, “See How Technology Makes the Business Side of Law Easier & More Effective” CLE program, Westchester County Bar Association (2013)
  • Co-Presenter, “Essential Residential Real Estate Law: Contract to Closing Without a Headache” CLE program, Pace Law School (2013)
  • Panelist, Westchester Grow Forum for Entrepreneurs, presented by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development and the Gateway to Entrepreneurship at Westchester Community College (2012)
  • Program Faculty, New York State Bar Association, “Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners”, LPM CLE webcast (2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association Real Property Section CLE, “Commercial Properties – The Nuts and Bolts of Buying, Selling and Leasing” (2012)
  • Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association CLE program entitled “10 Hot Management Tips for Driving the Bottom Line to Profitability and Creating Professional Satisfaction” (2012)
  • Co-Presenter for the Westchester County Bar Association webinar, “Tech Tips to Enhance Profitability and Competitiveness” (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “BANKRUPTCY Defalcation and Rooker-Feldman Doctrine/Res Judicata”CLE program (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “Commercial Purchasing, Leasing and Workouts” seminar, sponsored by Skyline Title, Inc. and promoted in part by the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (2009)
  • Guest Speaker, Pace Law School’s New Directions Program (2008)
  • Presenter, Westchester Women’s Bar Association Real Estate Expo on the subject of commercial real estate transactions (2008)

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