Jennifer P. Nigro
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1995 Areas of Law Civil Litigation
Employment and Labor Counseling and Litigation
Ms. Nigro has over 17 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, including appeals, in a variety of areas including commercial and residential real property disputes, business dissolutions and break ups, intellectual property disputes, environmental matters and Article 78 proceedings. She also litigates employment matters including class and/or collective action wage-hour claims arising under federal (FLSA) and/or state law (NYLL), and counsels clients on operational practices to eliminate wage-hour claims and diminish potential class certification and potential liability.
Recently, Ms. Nigro successfully represented the Town of Riverhead in a series of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, arising from hybrid Article 78/declaratory judgment actions seeking to annul and invalidate the Town’s comprehensive zoning plan and corresponding resolutions adopted by the Town Board.
Ms. Nigro has also appeared before zoning and planning boards of various towns and villages in Suffolk County for cases involving subdivision approvals, site plan applications, variances, special permits and zoning code amendments.
Ms. Nigro is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Ms. Nigro grew up in Huntington. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany and her juris doctor, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. While attending law school, Ms. Nigro worked for the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau. Ms. Nigro also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where she argued appeals before the New York State Appellate Division, First Department. Ms. Nigro worked in private practice in New York City for 12 years before relocating her practice to the East End.
Ms. Nigro resides in East Hampton. She is an avid runner.
Professional and Civic Associations:
- New York State Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- East Hampton Meals on Wheels