Nixon Peabody Attorney Honored For Pro Bono Commitment; City Bar Justice Center Recognizes William Lang's Efforts

New York, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP is pleased to announce that William X. Lang is among the recipients of the City Bar Justice Center’s 2011 Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Pro Bono Services. Mr. Lang, active with the Justice Center’s Cancer Advocacy Project (CAP), was highlighted for his quality and volume of work, leadership in support of pro bono efforts, and a strong commitment to clients

October 27, 2011 // Franchising.com // CAP, established in 1994, is a resource for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their families who are experiencing a variety of legal problems or complications. Assistance with wills, public benefits, discrimination in the workplace, health law, and insurance issues is made available free of charge to New Yorkers who are unable to afford an attorney.

Mr. Lang, counsel in the firm’s New York City office, has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate. His practice focuses on representing clients in the acquisition and sale of commercial and multifamily properties, leasing of commercial and retail properties from both the landlord and tenant perspective, and borrower side financing of commercial properties. In addition, Mr. Lang has represented various financial institutions in connection with restructurings of distressed assets, including workouts, forbearance agreements, notes sales, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure agreements, and litigation related to foreclosures of real property.

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. The Justice Center operates the city’s busiest legal hotline and annually provides direct legal representation, information, and advocacy to over 20,000 poor and vulnerable New Yorkers in areas including foreclosure, bankruptcy, elder law, homelessness, veteran’s assistance, cancer advocacy, and several immigration projects.

About Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP helps clients navigate complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, and finance. With approximately 700 attorneys throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, their focus is on working collaboratively to serve clients ranging from large corporations and financial institutions to entrepreneurs and private individuals. Employing innovative and client-centered approaches, the firm helps to anticipate and capture opportunities, prepare for and manage risks, protect intellectual property, and forecast and overcome obstacles. Nixon Peabody is committed to the clients it serves, the communities in which it serves them, and the diverse professionals who have helped make it a “Best Law Firm” and a “Best Place to Work.”

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