Building Sustainable Communities Award – Presented to an individual or organization demonstrating leadership or innovation in programs or principles that advance sustainability and environmental stewardship in the Capital Region.


As the first law firm with a Chief Sustainability Officer, Nixon Peabody has a unique perspective on how sustainability issues are transforming corporate culture, decision-making and operations.

Nixon Peabody shares their experiences and best practices and partner with local and global stakeholders on joint sustainability initiatives. The attorneys at Nixon Peabody are sought out for speaking engagements and to serve nonprofit organizations with a sustainability mission. They are recognized as the “go-to firm” for domain knowledge in this space throughout the Capital Region.

We are very lucky to have Andrew C. Rose, Managing Partner, right in our local community.  The Attorneys focus specifically on sustaining communities, have launched “Legally Green” and provide integrated services across legal, scientific and engineering disciplines to help people of the Capital Region deliver sustainable technologies, products and solutions.

We are very excited to celebrate and present the Building Sustainable Communities Award to Nixon Peabody on April 23rd at the GOBY Awards. Robyn R. Churchill will arrive in person to claim Nixon Peabody’s award!!

Albany is growing a technology economy. In Upstate New York’s Tech Valley, companies are working on nanotechnology, green energy solutions and medical breakthroughs. We are proud to count these innovators as clients.

Our team is an excellent fit with Albany’s future given our experience advising clients in areas such as environmental law, energy regulation and health care. With growth and innovation comes the need for raising capital, buying and selling assets, resolving business disputes and intellectual property protection. Our team has all sides of Capital District businesses covered and is fully dedicated to achieving the region’s growth goals for 2030 and beyond.

Many of our Albany attorneys grew up in the Capital District, and all have deep roots in the region. We are committed to Albany’s future and play an active role in strengthening community organizations and infrastructure. Our office reflects our commitment to innovation and future resource needs as we occupy space that is LEED® Silver certified. Whether participating in local events and charitable activities or sustaining the pulse of the economy, our work is focused on our conviction that Albany’s brightest days are ahead.

For more information, please visit:
Nixon Peabody
Carolyn S. Kaplan
Andrew C. Rose

Legally Green:

Based in Albany, New York, The Stakeholders is a not-for-profit organization that inspires and equips people to take positive action in their communities. Stakeholders, Inc. is a New York State Regional Volunteer Center for an eight-county region, as well as an affiliate of the National Points of Light Institute.

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