Graduated cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law in 2008.
Cum laude from the School of Management at Binghamton University in 2005.
Nominated a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 - 2021.
Admitted to Practice:
State of New York
Eastern District of New York Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit
Nicholas C. Rigano joined Rigano LLC in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at well-known firms located in Manhattan and Long Island.
Nick represents clients in litigation and transactional real property matters involving environmental issues. His practice primarily concentrates on subsurface contamination, solid waste, and wetland issues. He is the Chair of the Environmental Law Committee for the Nassau County Bar Association, Co-Chair of the Water Quality Committee for the New York State Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section and is the co-founder of the Environmental Professionals Association, a 100+ member networking group for professionals in the environmental field. Nick is also an appointed member of the New York State Bar Association Environmental Justice Committee. He also served on the Environmental Advisory Board for the Village of Garden City.
Nick also represents key constituents involved in Chapter 5 bankruptcy litigation and as well as creditors to Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies.
Notable environmental experience includes:
Serve as lead litigation counsel for several New York State municipalities in the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Multi District Litigation associated with damage recovery resulting from PFAS contamination detected at municipal airports designated as superfund sites.
Notable bankruptcy experience includes:
Nick has authored numerous articles published in periodicals such as the Bloomberg Law Reporter, Wall Street Journal Pro, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, the New York Real Estate Journal, the New York Environmental Lawyer. He has lectured extensively on various environmental, bankruptcy and litigation topics at venues such as the Harvard Club, Nassau County Bar Association, CLE providers as well as for the New York State Bar Association.
Nick has been quoted or appeared in various media outlets including Newsday, The New York Post, News12, ABC News, NPR, the Garden City News, the Bethpage Newsgram, and Bloomberg BNA.
Nick is an Eagle Scout.