Title: Of Counsel
Company: Energy and Environmental Group, Nixon Peabody LLP
Location: Rochester, New York, United States
Allan Ernest Floro, Of Counsel at Nixon Peabody LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Energy and Environmental Law.
Mr. Floro has been of counsel at his firm since 1983, and became involved in his profession because of an interest in his area of law. He feels he has succeeded because of God’s blessing him the ability to practice in a geographic area and sector of the law he enjoys, though he has put in a lot of hard work and focus on what is important, with an emphasis on listening over speaking. He has valued analytical reasoning, listening to clients’ needs, and developing strategies to address those needs. Some of Mr. Floro’s greatest career achievements have been achieving results for clients while benefiting others, the environment, and his community.
Mr. Floro holds a BA with honors from Binghamton University, the State University of New York, and earned a JD, magna cum laude, from the law school at Cornell University in 1983. He later completed a master’s degree in theology from Northeastern Seminary in 2014. Mr. Floro is admitted to practice by the New York State Bar Association, as well as the U.S. District Court of the Western District of New York. He was listed in the 2012 Best Lawyers in America and every year since, as well as Super Lawyers since 2011. Mr. Floro was also named 2016 Best Lawyer in Environmental Law in Rochester New York, and honored by the Cornell Law Review as well as a member of the Order of the Coif at Cornell.
In the coming years, Mr. Floro is looking toward retirement and serving more religious service organizations. He is currently involved with local religious organizations and the Ridgeland Community Church as an elder board member, and is affiliated with Iron Sharpens Iron and Lifespan. Professionally, Mr. Floro has supported the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Monroe County Bar Association.
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