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We’ve aligned our talent and services to help large and small companies advance their innovations. And in some cases we’ve located our attorneys in their space, such as at the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Our Boston office houses formidable teams, such as our intellectual property, corporate and litigation talent whose creativity and energy matches the tenacity of our clients. Our connectedness with each other, with industry leaders and with government allows us to address any issue companies face whether new to the market or in the market for years.
For clients literally building Boston’s future, our real estate teams are unmatched for breadth of experience financing and constructing projects. In addition to our national leadership in affordable housing, we’re developing communities that will serve tomorrow’s seniors, students, families and businesses.
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- Texas Utility Energy Future Pushes Bankruptcy Exit Plan in Trial
Reuters | August 17, 2016
This article focuses on Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas’s biggest power company, request of a US bankruptcy court to allow the bulk of its operations to exit Chapter 11. The coverage notes that Energy Future faces stiff opposition from a group of creditors—including NP client American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC—about how tax assets would be used in the power giant’s proposed spinoff of its major operating unit as the company kicked off the first half of its second attempt to exit bankruptcy. Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is quoted and Boston global finance partner Amanda Darwin, Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, and New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy associate Christopher Fong are listed among American Stock’s counsel.
- Cayman Court Clarifies Investor Rights in Liquidation
Law360 | August 12, 2016
Boston commercial litigation partner Jonathan Sablone and associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns wrote this article about a recent decision in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeals confirming that shareholders who have redeemed their shares, but who have not received the redemption proceeds, have claims against the liquidating company as creditors, ranking behind ordinary unsecured creditors but ahead of continuing shareholders.
- Why a Judge Dismissed Cannava From SEC's 38 Studios Case
The Bond Buyer | August 5, 2016
This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s recent win on behalf of client Peter Cannava, involving SEC claims related to a bond offer involving former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling. Boston partners Brian Kelly and Steve LaRose, Providence counsel Charles Tamuleviz and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns are listed as the litigation team, and Brian Kelly is quoted.