Practice Areas


Nesper, Ferber, DiGiacomo, Johnson & Grimm, LLP is a full service law firm offering a wide range of experience in many areas of practice.


Banking and Commercial Lending

Our attorneys counsel and advise banks, investors, developers, lenders and borrowers in all areas of banking and lending activities. This includes structuring, negotiating, and documenting financing for commercial and residential real estate, personal property acquisitions and regulatory compliance.


Municipal Law

Our attorneys have not only represented clients in their relationships with governments at every level, one of our retired attorneys, James M. Nesper, acted as town attorney and deputy town attorney for the Town of Amherst. Our firm assists clients with zoning, planning, variances, site plan approval, code enforcement, assessment reductions, state environmental quality review, municipal public works contracts, bidding, negotiation, and with claims against municipalities and guides clients through village, town, city, state, and federal laws.


Real Estate

Our attorneys advise local and regional real estate developers, property sellers and purchasers, lenders, landlords and tenants in real estate transactions. These activities include structuring, negotiating and documenting residential and commercial real estate matters, including purchases, sales, leases, financing and refinancing of properties. We also provide thorough examination and resolution of title issues.This firm is a licensed title insurance agent acting on behalf of Stewart Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company. 

DISCLOSURE OF TITLE INSURANCE CHARGES. The charge for title insurance work is the title insurance premium, including any endorsements. As compensation for our title insurance work, we receive a portion of the title insurance premium. Title insurance premium rates may be found at the following websites: and In connection with our title insurance work, typically there are no ancillary charges made by this firm.


Corporate and Business Law

We represent a large number of businesses from single stockholder entities to large multi-national corporations. We advise clients in selecting the structure of a new business and in forming the new company. We also guide our clients through corporate legal compliance issues; not-for-profit incorporation and tax-exempt status; general corporate capitalization and financing; mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; buy-sell agreements; and business succession planning.


Labor and Employment Law

Our attorneys work with our clients in developing and implementing personnel policies to help build and maintain an effective and productive work force. We assist our clients in understanding and complying with Federal and State laws and regulations governing the employment relationship, and protect our clients by seeking to successfully resolve employment related disputes through the process of negotiation, arbitration and litigation.

Our services include counseling clients on personnel policies and procedures; negotiating and drafting employment contracts, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants; reviewing policy manuals and employee handbooks to anticipate potential problems, especially sexual harassment discrimination and drug and alcohol policies.


Creditor's Rights in Bankruptcy

Our firm brings a broad range of skills and experience to a variety of collection and bankruptcy matters including representation of creditors in bankruptcy matters involving priority of security interests, obtaining relief from automatic stays, and valuation of assets for bankruptcy purposes.



Our attorneys regularly serve as litigation counsel for national, regional, and local companies, fiduciaries and individuals. Our attorneys have significant experience in both federal and state courts as well as before arbitration panels and administrative agencies. Our practice consists not only of active litigation and arbitration, but also of advising clients on settlement of disputes and prevention of lawsuits.


Elder and Health Care Law

Our attorneys focus on all aspects of health law and counsel our clients on issues of Medicare, Medicaid and managed care. We also advise clients about the benefits of lifetime gifting, long-term care insurance and asset protection.


Wills, Trusts, Estates

Our firm offers counsel and representation on all matters involving estate planning, estate administration and planning for the elderly or infirm. Our services include estate planning; wills & trusts preparation; business succession planning; preparation of powers of attorney, living wills and health care proxies; and estate administration and post-death tax planning.