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, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Admitted to Practice:

State of New York, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York

Nicholas C. Rigano

Nicholas C. Rigano joined Rigano LLC in 2017.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rigano worked at well-known firms located in Manhattan and Long Island. 


Mr. Rigano represents clients in transactional real property matters and high stakes litigation involving environmental issues.  Mr. Rigano’s practice primarily concentrates on subsurface contamination, solid waste, and wetland issues.  He served on the Environmental Advisory Board for the Village of Garden City and is the co-founder of Environmental Professionals Association, a networking group for professionals in the environmental field. 


Mr. Rigano also represents key constituents involved in chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases, including trustees, committees, secured creditors, factors, landlords, creditors and defendants in Chapter 5 bankruptcy actions.  Mr. Rigano is on the Board for the Turnaround Management Association Long Island Chapter.


Mr. Rigano has authored numerous articles published in periodicals such as the Bloomberg Law Reporter, Wall Street Journal Pro, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and the New York Real Estate Journal.  Mr. Rigano has lectured extensively on various environmental, bankruptcy and litigation topics.


Mr. Rigano is an Eagle Scout.