Nicholas joined the firm in 2014 and was named a partner in February of 2018. His practice is focused on corporate transactions, real estate and secured lending, entertainment and interactive media law, creditor’s rights, and commercial matters. His expertise includes advising and assisting clients in buying and selling businesses, commercial and residential real estate transactions, bank financing, mergers, acquisitions, other corporate contracts and agreements, and private offerings of securities.  Examples of some of Nicholas’ recent, notable client successes include:

  • Represented the seller of a local, specialty notebook manufacturer in the negotiation and closing of the sale of the company assets to another locally-based art supplies manufacturer.
  • Assisted an existing craft brewery in the acquisition and financing of a new building to enable their operations to expand.
  • In collaboration with the firm’s other Entertainment lawyers, successfully negotiated and closed a deal for the firm’s client, a European video game studio, to reacquire the film rights to the client’s best-selling game from the U.S. based owners.
  • On behalf of a minority-owned, local radio station, negotiated an extension of a broadcast tower lease on favorable terms with the tower’s owner, an aggressive, national media company seeking to terminate the lease.
  • Facilitated the closing of USDA permanent refinancing of approximately $10 million of outstanding construction loans for a local charter school client.
  • Represented the buyer in closing a multi-million dollar purchase and financing of a local self-storage business and the associated real estate.
  • In collaboration with the firm’s other Corporate lawyers, represented core investors in forming a new company and a $5.5 million private offering of sale of membership interests to other investor owners to purchase and relocate an existing minor league hockey franchise to the local area.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas practiced with firms in Eastern and Western Massachusetts, including with the Springfield office of a large, Boston-based firm.  His prior experience, in addition to his current practice areas, included bankruptcy and insolvency matters, landlord/tenant issues, and civil litigation, including the defense of professional malpractice and tort claims in state, federal and appellate courts.

Nicholas is a Brooklyn, New York native with deep family roots in the Pioneer Valley. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (inactive) and before the U.S. Tax Court.