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Nixon Peabody Partner Named Woman of the Year by American Cancer Society; Long Island Office Managing Partner Denise Pursley Honored by Organization

June 14, 2010
Allison McClain

Jericho, NY. International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP is pleased to announce that Denise D. Pursley has been named an honoree of the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Women of the Year. Ms. Pursley received the honor at the organization’s annual Golf Classic, an event that recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated the strength and determination it takes to be a leader, in business and in life. The annual fundraiser event will raise crucial funds for the American Cancer Society's mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Ms. Pursley is the managing partner of the Nixon Peabody’s Long Island office and is a partner in the Real Estate department. She has developed a national real estate practice and regularly counsels clients on all aspects of real estate, environmental, finance, and land-use law, with particular emphasis on commercial leasing, acquisition and disposition, mergers and acquisitions, energy, and environmental matters.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the American Cancer Society and to be afforded the opportunity to raise funds for this tremendous organization. My hope is that we will eradicate cancer and the work of the American Cancer Society is critical to that effort,” said Ms. Pursley.

Ms. Pursley is also active in the community. She is the general counsel of the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. (“LIHP”), a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation facilitating the development of affordable and workforce housing on Long Island, and is also an active member of several national and local organizations, including CoreNet Global, the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”), Women Economic Developers of Long Island (“WEDLI”), the Association for a Better Long Island (“ABLI”), and the Regional Plan Association (“RPA”). Ms. Pursley has previously served as the chairperson of the Environmental Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and is a member of the New York and Florida State Bar Associations.