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M&A AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

We help companies and investors foresee new opportunities, solve problems and efficiently drive transactions to close.

Our approach

It’s an exciting time to be in the market. Global trade, regulation and the equity and credit markets are shifting rapidly. We keep investors and executives ahead of the curve, helping them close transactions that fuel future growth.

Confidence in dealmaking is growing. We learn from the hundreds of deals each year what’s “market” and what’s changing. Our collective knowledge helps businesses grow through transformational transactions such as:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing
  • Other strategic agreements

But while the opportunities grow, closing the deal now takes more skill than ever.  We know how to spot and craft solutions to the issues that could derail a transaction—from developing creative ways to bridge gaps between buyers and sellers, to overcoming regulatory and legal hurdles.

Our goal is to help buyers stand apart from fierce competition for high-value targets and protect the future value of their investments.  And to provide sellers with sharp insight into the shifting dynamics of the market and the factors that impact value.

Who we work with 

Companies and private investors across sectors but especially in:

  • food, beverage and agriculture
  • health care
  • manufacturing
  • consumer products
  • Big Data and other technology
  • life sciences

Representative Experience

  • Represented Connecticut-based, nonprofit health care system, Lawrence & Memorial Corporation, on its acquisition of the assets of Rhode Island's The Westerly Hospital
    Represented Connecticut-based, nonprofit health care system, Lawrence & Memorial Corporation, on its acquisition of the assets of Rhode Island’s The Westerly Hospital and certain affiliated companies. This transaction was recognized in 2014 as “Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor.
  • Advised Constellation Brands in a revised agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev that makes Crown Imports a fully owned entity of Constellation through a complete divestiture of Grupo Modelo's U.S. business.
    Advised Constellation Brands in a revised agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev that makes Crown Imports a fully owned entity of Constellation through a complete divestiture of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business. The transaction has been called “a game changer” by the media and is one of the largest M&A deals of 2013.
  • Advised the Gannett Company on its $2.2 billion acquisition of the Belo Corporation
    Advised the Gannett Company on its $2.2 billion acquisition of the Belo Corporation in a deal that almost doubles Gannett’s television operations. The deal is the biggest local television station sale in about a decade and comes amid of a wave of consolidation in the industry.
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  • Advised W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd., an equity manager, in its acquisition by AllianceBernstein L.P., a global investment management firm with $447 billion in assets under management.
    Advised W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd., an equity manager, in its acquisition by AllianceBernstein L.P., a global investment management firm with $447 billion in assets under management.

  • Represented Blu Homes, a maker of "green, precision-built" prefabricated homes based in Massachusetts and California, in completing its first institutional round of investment, totaling nearly $60 million.
    Represented Blu Homes, a maker of "green, precision-built" prefabricated homes based in Massachusetts and California, in completing its first institutional round of investment, totaling nearly $60 million. The financing round was led by Netherlands-based Skagen Group. With initial private funding, investment in Blu Homes now totals nearly $69 million since it began operation in 2008.

  • Represented Wyse Technology in its highly publicized sale to Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers.
    Represented Wyse Technology in its highly publicized sale to Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers. Wyse was a cloud computing company backed by Garnett & Helfrich.

  • Advised Eastman Kodak Company in the sale of its Eastman Gelatine subsidiary to Rousselot, a division of VION Food Group.
    Advised Eastman Kodak Company in the sale of its Eastman Gelatine subsidiary to Rousselot, a division of VION Food Group. This transaction was recognized in 2012 as “Middle-Market Deal of the Year” as well as “Cross-Border Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

  • Represented North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States, in the majority recapitalization of its affiliated practice management company with Moelis Capital Partners.
    Represented North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States, in the majority recapitalization of its affiliated practice management company with Moelis Capital Partners. This transaction was recognized in 2011 as “Middle-Market Deal of the Year” as well as “Healthcare & Life Sciences Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

  • Counsel to Exinda, a provider of next-generation WAN optimization solutions, in a variety of corporate transactions.
    Counsel to Exinda, a provider of next-generation WAN optimization solutions, in a variety of corporate transactions. Backed by OpenView Venture Partners, Exinda is the recipient of the 2012 Red Herring 100 Americas Award, which recognizes the top private companies playing a leading role in innovation and technology.

  • Represented Kozy Shack, a family-owned business and manufacturer of refrigerated desserts, in its sale to Land O’Lakes, the second largest agricultural cooperative in the United States.
    Represented Kozy Shack, a family-owned business and manufacturer of refrigerated desserts, in its sale to Land O’Lakes, the second largest agricultural cooperative in the United States.

  • Represented the senior management of Au Bon Pain in a management buyout from Compass Holdings that included a group of equity investors led by PNC Equity Management.
    Represented the senior management of Au Bon Pain in a management buyout from Compass Holdings that included a group of equity investors led by PNC Equity Management.

Media Clips

  • N.H. bill sent to governor puts new weight behind parts statute, DOI stance, includes aftermarket ban for violators
    Repairer Driven News (RDN) | June 15, 2016
    M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jim Hatem provided commentary for this article on the proposed New Hampshire bill formalizing a DOI stance on new-vehicle aftermarket parts as law and putting some serious teeth into an existing parts disclosure statute.
  • The dealmaker behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fisher Family partnership
    Art Daily | May 16, 2016
    This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.
  • Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Winston & Strawn Deals Pro
    Law360 | March 30, 2016
    The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.
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  • In All Seriousness...Contracts Are Unintentionally Funny & Oddly Bizarre
    The Deal | March 15, 2016
    Private equity partner and Manchester managing partner Andrew Share authored this piece that recaps a top 15 list of actual contract provisions and contract negotiations that highlight some bad examples of what, no doubt, were well meaning intentions.
  • N.Y. takes aim against transgender discrimination in the workplace
    Rochester Business Journal | March 11, 2016
    Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Kim Harding co-authored this law column discussing transgender discrimination issues in the workplace.
  • Contenzioso commerciale negli Stati Uniti d'America – Italia. Rifiuto di testimoniare
    Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 1, 2016
    Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.
  • INSIGHTS: Outlook for the U.S. Leveraged Loan Market in 2016
    Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | February 22, 2016
    New York Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column providing an overview of the 2016 leveraged loan market. Click here to read the full article.
  • FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels
    Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016
    Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this column on steps the Food and Drug Administration is taking to define “natural” on food labels in the changing landscape of food ingredient and production.
  • Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding
    Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016
    Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.
  • North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor
    New York Times | January 14, 2016
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.
  • Problems in DOD Plan to Reduce TINA Regulatory Actions
    Law360 | December 21, 2015
    Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts group Vincent Napoleon and Washington, DC, associate Nia Newton co-authored this column on the latest proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement seeking to reduce unnecessary and repeated submissions of certified costs or pricing data pursuant to the Truth in Negotiation Act.
  • Nixon Peabody: MAC Survey shows ‘cautious optimism’
    Daily Record | December 17, 2015
    This article discusses the key findings in Nixon Peabody’s 14th Annual MAC Survey.
  • Justices Reject Biolitec's $70M Contempt Appeal
    Law360 | November 30, 2015
    Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds, counsel for AngioDynamics, is quoted in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in Biolitec AG, et al. v. AngioDynamics, Inc. The Court rejected Biolitec AG’s challenge to a $70 million contempt penalty and an arrest warrant for its CEO for going through with a merger expressly forbidden by a lower court’s order.
  • This Week's Deals
    The Recorder | November 5, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.
  • Credit Agricole Settlement Is Warning To Foreign Cos.
    Law360 | November 2, 2015
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, business department law clerk Anjali Vohra authored this column discussing a U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control settlement underscoring the high compliance expectations placed on firms, the benefit of timely and complete voluntary self-disclosures and the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. sanctions program.
  • Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Watching This Week
    Law360 | November 2, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.
  • Rainmakers Who Always Shine
    Diversity & the Bar | November 1, 2015
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Vince Napoleon, who leads the firm’s government contracts team, is profiled in this special section.
  • HK intends to create an online platform for house co-purchases
    Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015
    Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues with online money raising platforms in Hong Kong.
  • HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation
    Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015
    Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues surrounding P2P lending.
  • Think NLRB Rules Don't Apply to You? Think Again
    Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015
    Rochester Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding authored this column discussing increased enforcement actions by the National Labor Relations Board, the resulting litigation and how employers should comply.
  • Hopping Business
    Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015
    Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello and Rochester Corporate Transactions associate Brian Mahoney are extensively quoted in this cover story on how craft breweries are acting as economic drivers and some of the challenges these growing businesses face.
  • Public-Private Partnerships—Is This a New Concept in Government Contracting?
    Government Contracting Law Report | September 1, 2015
    Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon authored this column discussing the future of public-private partnerships (“P3s”) in government contracting. Washington, DC, department attorney Diana Vilmenay co-authored the column.
  • Navigating Gender Bias on the Road to Professional Success
    Attorney at Law Magazine (Chicago) | September 1, 2015
    Chicago partner Al Harris is profiled in this story with his wife, Andrea S. “Andie” Kramer. Al and Andie are committed to correcting the disparity in the career achievement gap between women and men. Al and Andie’s collaboration on the forthcoming book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, is noted.
  • Wearable devices pose data security problems
    Rochester Business Journal | August 21, 2015
    Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Joe Carello authored this column discussing legal issues surrounding wearable devices in the workplace.
  • Indian American lawyer shortlisted for prestigious award
    The Times of India | August 14, 2015
    The feature story notes that Richa Naujoks has been shortlisted for Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year award.
  • Are Private Institution Security Department Records Subject to Disclosure Under Public Records Acts?
    Privacy & Security Law Report | August 1, 2015
    This column discusses two decisions that demonstrate the competing considerations in determining whether private institutions’ campus security departments equate to public acts subject to public records laws. Mike Cooney, Chris Thomas, Steven Richard and Kacey Houston Walker authored the piece.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | July 20, 2015
    Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han has been named to the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the greater DC area.
  • State Offers an Efficient Resource for Business Dispute Resolution
    Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2015
    In this monthly “Law” column, Rochester partners Jeff LaBarge and David Tennant discuss efforts by the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division to improve the litigation process.
  • Tourists More Eager than Businesses to Embark on Cuba
    Rochester Business Journal | June 26, 2015
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article on doing business in Cuba.
  • Representation and Warranty Insurance—A Concept That Has Come of Age for M&A
    The Deal | June 24, 2015
    New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan authored this column on the coming of age of representation and warranty insurance in mergers and acquisitions.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015
    Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Cybersecurity Risks Require Thorough Evaluation in M&A Transactions
    The Deal | June 11, 2015
    New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan authored this column discussing the importance of cybersecruity evaluations in M&A deals.
  • Nonprofits in the Zone of Insolvency: 2 Cautionary Tales
    Law360 | May 19, 2015
    New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney, and associate Rob Trott and Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice Victor Milione coauthored this column on important issues charitable fiduciaries should educate themselves on to avoid insolvency.
  • Anywhere but Here
    Site Selection | May 13, 2015
    Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article discussing why location matters for multinationals in light of the largest criminal fine ever paid in connection with an International Emergency Economic Powers Act prosecution.
  • Drone technology is taking off, but so are its regulations
    Rochester Business Journal | May 8, 2015
    Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta authored this column discussing trends in unmanned aircraft systems legislation and potential opportunities for businesses.
  • A Look at IRS Plan for Contracts with Foreign Contractors
    Law360 | May 1, 2015
    Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Rob Trott coauthored this article discussing the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations related to the assessment of a foreign contracts excise tax.
  • The Rising Tide of Suspensions and Debarments in Government Contracts
    Government Contracting Law Report | May 1, 2015
    Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders coauthored this column, the first of two in this series, on how the current environment is increasing the number of suspensions and debarments among government contractors.
  • Lawyers' Forum: Midwest Boosts Renewable Energy Tech
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 28, 2015
    Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner Dave Brown authored this column discussing renewable energy technologies which have reshaped the Midwestern energy market in recent years. Click here to read the full article.
  • Appraisal Rights Waivers after Halpin V. Riverstone
    Law360 | April 16, 2015
    Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Brian Krob and Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Kim Rovtar coauthored this article discussing Halpin v. Riverstone National, Inc.—a case questioning the effectiveness of waive appraisal rights.
  • Put Low Interest Rates to Work in Estate Planning Strategies
    Rochester Business Journal | April 10, 2015
    Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Private Clients associate Sarah Brownlow authored this column discussing the real estate strategy of locking in low interest rates to generate higher returns and reduce future estate tax burdens.
  • Nixon Peabody Nabs Ex-Squire Patton Boggs M&A Pro
    Law360 | April 8, 2015
    This feature article highlights the arrival of San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.
  • Lateral Moves
    American Lawyer | April 8, 2015
    This coverage highlights the arrival of San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Foust and San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.
  • Venture Capital for Social Service Organizations
    Rochester Business Journal | April 3, 2015
    Partner and leader of our Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney and Boston Public Finance counsel Navjeet Bal authored this piece discussing how social impact bonds can help address some of Rochester's social challenges.
  • Haffner's Sale Confirmed by Parties
    The Eagle-Tribune | March 25, 2015

    This article highlights the sale of 14 service stations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Boston Private Clients partner Sarah Connolly and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe represented the Haffner family in the acquisition.

  • Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony
    CQ Congressional | March 24, 2015
    The testimony of Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Public Companies Transactions practice John Partigan is highlighted. John testified at a Senate subcommittee meeting in support of the Senate bill (S. 576, Encouraging Employee Stock Ownership Act) to amend SEC Rule 701.
  • J.H. Whitney Capital Buys PSA Healthcare
    peHUB | March 23, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.
  • David Marcus Talks with Richard Langan about Shareholder Activism
    The Deal | March 13, 2015
    In this video interview, New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan discusses how companies should anticipate the possibility of an activist approach with senior writer David Marcus.
  • Experts discuss raising capital through crowdfunding
    Chicago Daily Herald | March 2, 2015
    Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner David Brown is featured in this article discussing crowdfunding in commercial real estate.
  • How changes in Cuba embargo affect travel, banking, exports, more
    Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015
    M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.
  • Bill Would Let Truck Stops and Bars Install Video Gambling
    Indiana Public Media | February 12, 2015
    Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Donna More discusses a bill that would allow truck stops and bars to install low-stakes video gambling terminals.
  • FactSet Acquires Research Firm Code Red
    The Deal | February 9, 2015
    This article notes financial data and analytics provider FactSet Research’s acquisition of privately held investment research management technology company Code Red. Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Christopher Keefe and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Dustin Hawks are identified as Code Red’s legal counsel.
  • 5 Takeaways from Latest OFAC Guidance on Russia Sanctions
    Law360 | December 22, 2014
    In this column, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses the Office of Foreign Assets Controls’ new FAQs addressing U.S. companies’ challenges in connection with the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List from the U.S. sanctions against Russian business interests.
  • Strategy to Grown NYS Craft Beverage Industry Comes to Fruition
    Rochester Business Journal | December 12, 2014
    Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the history of legislation in New York that has helped the craft beverage industry flourish, and how the Craft New York Act of 2014 will contribute to further growth.
  • Craft Beverage Legislation Goes Down Smooth in NY
    Law360 | December 2, 2014
    Rochester associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the New York Craft New York Act, which encourages the growth of the craft beverage industry.
  • Keep Your Company's Trade Secrets from Walking Out Your Door
    Rochester Business Journal | November 21, 2014
    Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson collaborated on this column discussing 10 practical ideas to safeguard trade secrets.
  • Buyers Gaining More MAC Leverage in M&A Deals
    Law360 | November 7, 2014
    New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan is featured in this story on MAC clauses in M&A deals. Our 13th annual MAC Survey served as the inspiration for this story.
  • Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves
    American Lawyer | October 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.
  • Business of Law
    Bloomberg News | October 17, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.
  • Nixon Peabody Beefs Up Chicago Office with Ex-Schiff Attys
    Law360 | October 15, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.
  • "So You Think Your Make-Whole and No-Call Rights Will Protect Your Yields? Think Again. Some Lessons Learned From Recent Case Law."
    Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter | October 2, 2014
    Boston Global Finance partner Frank Hamblett and Boston Global Finance associate Erik Schneider authored this column discussing the critical importance of carefully and precisely drafted make-whole and no-call provisions. Read the full article here.
  • Export Control Implications of Cloud Computing
    The Export Practitioner | October 1, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column on the unique export compliance challenges cloud computing creates for users and providers.
  • Challenges Mount for Companies Doing Business in Russia
    Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this column discussing the obstacles companies who do business with Russia are facing in light of sanctions against the country.
  • Russian Sanctions May Provoke Firesales
    Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is featured in this Q&A on the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia.
  • Case Leaves Open Questions on Affirmative Action at Public Colleges
    Rochester Business Journal | August 15, 2014
    This guest column authored by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant and Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek focuses on the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case and how it could affect colleges and universities in the Rochester area.
  • Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges
    Law360 | August 6, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.
  • Dealmakers Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Phil Taub
    Law360 | July 30, 2014
    Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is featured in this Q&A, part of Law360’s series with dealmaking movers and shakers.
  • 5 Takeaways From Latest US Sanctions Against Russian Cos.
    Law360 | July 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.
  • Broad New Russia Sanctions Create Compliance Uncertainty
    Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.
  • 2014 Looks Busy Amid Vigorous Auction Processes
    Mergers & Acquisitions | July 15, 2014
    Boston Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Greg O’Shaughnessy participated in this video Q&A.
  • Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week
    Law360 | July 10, 2014
    Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.
  • Sensata picks up PE-backed DeltaTech Controls
    The Deal | July 7, 2014
    This article notes that Sensata Technologies Holding will acquire DeltaTech Controls GmbH from private equity-backed CoActive Technologies Inc. for an enterprise value of $190 million. Business transactions practice group leader David Martland and partner Chris Keefe are noted as Sensata’s legal counsel.
  • Versar picks up J.M. Waller
    The Deal | July 2, 2014
    Client J.M. Waller Associates’ sale to Versar, Inc. is highlighted in this piece. The coverage notes J.M. Waller’s legal team led by securities practice group leader John Partigan and includes partners Brian Kopp and Christian McBurney; associate Pierce Han; and paralegal Alicia Rotella.
  • Law: Preparation, prompt response limit impact of disputes
    Rochester Business Journal | June 13, 2014
    Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum authored this column on preparation for business disputes.
  • Reform Offers Chances and Challenges
    China Daily | June 11, 2014
    Boston Business Transactions and China practice partner Linda Ji discusses recent economic reforms in China that are attracting more foreign direct investment.
  • Risk and Compliance: Dozens of Companies Report North Korea Gold in Supply Chain
    The Wall Street Journal | June 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides third-party commentary in this article on what corporations and businesses are doing as they discover that some of their products may include North Korean gold and the implications of this finding.
  • A Look at Export Control Changes for Satellites
    Law360 | May 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin authored this column discussing how the decision by the U.S. government to remove commercial and scientific communications satellites from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List eases export of these products.
  • US Anti-Boycott Laws: Top 5 Things Exporters Should Know
    Law360 | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the key points that every U.S. exporter should know about the U.S. anti-boycott laws.
  • The Morning Risk Report: Companies Unprepared for Russia Sanctions
    Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses new sanctions against Russia and few tools that companies can use to ensure compliance.
  • No More Export Licenses for Russia: Tips for Exporters
    Law360 | April 17, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A/Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the issues raised for U.S. exporters resulting from the significant move by the U.S. government to stop issuing export licenses for dual-use and defense items to Russia.
  • First-Quarter Deal Value Reached Highest Level Since 2008
    Mergers & Acquisitions | April 7, 2014
    Boston Global Business & Transactions partner Chris Keefe discusses the market outlook for 2014.
  • Latest Ukraine-Related Sanctions Likely Won't Be The Last
    Law360 | March 18, 2014
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Government Relations counsel Doug Dziak discuss the likely series of government sanctions in response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
  • Moelis' IPO Prospects May be aided by Performance, Market Appetite
    SNL Financial | March 11, 2014
    New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan and counsel Ted Ghorra discuss the landscape in the investment banking landscape and how it has changed since 2007.
  • Strong Deal Flow Expected in New England in 2014
    Mergermarket | March 1, 2014
    Boston Global Business & Transactions partner Chris Keefe discusses expectations for a strong New England deal climate in 2014.
  • Personal Notes on Lawyers
    New York Law Journal | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights our New York State attorneys elected to the partnership: New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Ashley Baynham, New York City Securities partner Dan McAvoy, New York City Commercial Litigation partner Abby Reardon and Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene.
  • Inside Clearstream's OFAC Settlement Agreement
    Law360 | February 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing a $152 million settlement to resolve export sanctions while noting that the agreement highlights the sanctions risks faced by firms in the financial sector and need for a robust compliance program.
  • Startups Must Carefully Evaluate New Crowdfunding Options
    Rochester Business Journal | December 20, 2013
    In this monthly Rochester Business Journal law column, Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester law clerk Brian Mahoney focus on crowdfunding opportunities.
  • Tapping Into Malaysia's Aggressive Franchising Goals
    Law360 | November 26, 2013
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing increased franchise potential in Malaysia.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | October 28, 2013
    This coverage highlights Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions attorney Alexandra Lopez-Casero’s elevation to counsel.
  • Your Email Can Be a Contract; Think Before You Click ‘Send'
    Rochester Business Journal | October 18, 2013
    In this column, Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge discusses how e-mail can amount to a contract if the sender is not careful.
  • LPs Want Better Fund Materials, Survey Finds
    Law360 | October 3, 2013
    Boston Global Business & Transactions partner Bill Kelly discusses the results of a study finding a clear disconnect between what information fund marketers are providing at the initial marketing stage and what investors want to see.
  • Rochester firms work to protect intellectual property
    Democrat and Chronicle | September 27, 2013
    Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds counsel Jeremy Wolk discusses the importance of sufficient capital and intellectual property safeguards for startups.
  • Get a Lawyer Son, Get a Real Good (and Pro Bono) One
    Huffington Post | August 19, 2013

    The CEO of Impact Energies authored this column on the importance of legal support for emerging for-profit social enterprises. The column notes Impact Energies' experiences working with Nixon Peabody on a pro bono basis and specifically highlights working with New York City Securities counsel Dan McAvoy.

  • Can Your Supply Chain Meet the Requirements of Regulators?
    Rochester Business Journal | August 16, 2013

    In this column, Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge discusses the regulatory requirements associated with supply chain management.

  • Changes To License Exceptions Ease Way For Exporters
    Law360 | July 31, 2013
    A team of Washington, DC, attorneys, including Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson and partner Grayson Yeargin, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, and Private Equity & Investment Funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column focused on changes to license exceptions that will make it easier for companies to export items abroad.
  • Agios shares up after initial public offering
    Boston Globe | July 24, 2013

    Boston Public Company Transactions partner Kelly Babson discusses how biotech shares are outpacing others in recent years and the increased attractiveness of earlier-stage IPO candidates as the more mature companies are trading at higher valuations.

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U.S. entities and individuals with investments in foreign businesses or real estate may be obligated to report financial and operating data to U.S. Department of Commerce by May 31
Private Equity and M&A Alert | May 25, 2016

U.S. businesses with non-U.S. investors may be obligated to report financial and operating data to U.S. Department of Commerce by May 31
Private Equity and M&A Alert | May 23, 2016

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FTC clarifies position on discrimination claims based on package size
Antitrust Alert | December 17, 2015

14th Annual MAC Survey
December 16, 2015

FDA invites comments on "natural" food labeling
FDA/Food, Beverage & Agriculture Alert | November 10, 2015

Webinar Recording: DOJ targets executives in corporate investigations
Originally recorded on September 25, 2015 | September 30, 2015

FTC issues updated "best practices" guidance for merger investigations
Antitrust Alert | August 12, 2015

UPDATE: U.S. persons obligated to report their interests in foreign businesses and real estate on Form BE-10 may now submit a request to extend the deadline to August 31, 2015
Private Equity and M&A Alert | June 25, 2015

U.S. persons are obligated to report their interests in foreign businesses and real estate: deadline for new filers extended to June 30, 2015
Private Equity and M&A Alert | June 16, 2015

PayPal and Schlumberger multi-million dollar settlements to OFAC, DOJ illustrate price of non-compliance
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | April 1, 2015

Webinar: BEA's Latest Filing Requirements for U.S. Companies with Foreign Owners
March 17, 2015

Don't pull double duty: draft clearly to avoid the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing as an additional contractual obligation
M & A Advisor Alert | February 18, 2015

Webinar Recording: The Cuban Thaw: How will it impact your business?
Originally recorded January 20, 2015 | January 22, 2015

Annual BEA filings are due on May 31
Private Equity and M&A Alert | May 2, 2014

Delaware Court of Chancery holds clickwrap agreements enforceable
M & A Advisor Alert | April 22, 2014

Cybersecurity risks and data breaches taking front row at SEC in 2014
Privacy Alert | March 27, 2014

Clearstream to pay $152 million to U.S. over Iran sanctions claim
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | January 31, 2014

Hold your horses on Iran
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | January 23, 2014

Public sector improvements are coming and other key takeaways from the Africa PPP Conference & Showcase
Africa Alert | January 16, 2014

A year in review: more transactions run into CFIUS trouble
M&A Advisor Alert | January 16, 2014

Investors: prepare now to take advantage of African public-private partnerships in 2014
Africa Alert | December 17, 2013

U.S. businesses with foreign investors: Do you know your BEA filing requirements?
Private Equity and M&A Alert | December 16, 2013

Court delivers (another) win for CFIUS
M&A and Corporate Transactions Law Alert | October 30, 2013

"But I thought we were just negotiating"—Are the good faith provisions in a term sheet or letter of intent enforceable upon the parties?
Private Fund Disputes Alert | July 24, 2013

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Legal 500 recognizes Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices
June 20, 2016

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Nixon Peabody CWL welcomes new corporate partner in Hong Kong
May 4, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises Constellation Brands in acquisition of the Prisoner Wine Company
May 2, 2016

Focused on growing West Coast M&A practice and China practice, Nixon Peabody adds a partner in San Francisco
March 30, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises TEGNA on investment in millenial sports media company
March 14, 2016

Nixon Peabody advises Brookstone Partners in sale of cosmetics packaging company to German firm
March 4, 2016

Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory to merge
January 29, 2016

Tax partner joins Nixon Peabody’s Washington, DC, office
January 6, 2016

Nixon Peabody represents Paychex in its acquisition of Advance Partners
December 22, 2015

Nixon Peabody M&A survey illustrates pro-bidder trends in dealmaking
December 16, 2015

Nixon Peabody represents supply chain work management software provider in acquisition
December 15, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises TEGNA on acquisition of three TV stations
December 3, 2015

Constellation Brands acquires craft brewer Ballast Point for $1B
November 17, 2015

Constellation Brands to acquire leading craft brewer; Nixon Peabody served as deal counsel
November 16, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises TEGNA in sale of dynamic creative optimization business
November 13, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises TDK Corporation in deal to acquire Hutchinson Technology, Inc.
November 2, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Eze Software Group in acquisition of TKS Solutions LLC
October 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises in veterinary cancer practice acquisition
September 16, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises frozen Greek yogurt company in $6 million funding round
August 20, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises longtime hospital client in acquisition by leading regional health care system
July 1, 2015

Funding for flu vaccine secured
June 12, 2015

Legal 500 recognizes Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices
June 3, 2015

Nixon Peabody biotech client secures $100,000 federal innovation grant
June 3, 2015

Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices receive high rankings from 2015 Chambers USA
June 1, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Cadec Global in sale to PeopleNet
May 26, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Lunar Design in the sale of its design business to McKinsey & Company
May 21, 2015

Nixon Peabody expands West Coast corporate practice
April 7, 2015

Nixon Peabody Elects 12 Partners
February 17, 2015

Nixon Peabody counsels maritime logistics and transportation company on industry-changing acquisition
November 12, 2014

Nixon Peabody M&A Market Survey points to pro-bidder trends in dealmaking as economy improves
October 29, 2014

Nixon Peabody completes a major practice expansion in Chicago
October 15, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Gannett on completion of Cars.com acquisition
October 1, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Tauriga Sciences in acquisition restructuring of therapeutic healing creams company
September 26, 2014

Nixon Peabody represents Serimmune in launch of biotech company with Avalon Ventures and GlaxoSmithKline
September 22, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Gannett in Cars.com acquisition, doubling digital business
August 5, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Gannett in purchase of 6 Texas television stations
July 9, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Sensata in $190M acquisition
July 8, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises federal contractor in sale
July 2, 2014

Nixon Peabody legal team counsels Pall Corporation in acquisition of worldwide filtration supplier
May 1, 2014

Chambers ranks Nixon Peabody highly for legal counsel to growth industries
April 18, 2014

Nixon Peabody counsels client through international ports strategic alliance
April 7, 2014

Nixon Peabody Advises in 3M's Acquisition of Treo Solutions
April 1, 2014

Chambers Global recognizes Nixon Peabody partners as “leaders in their fields”
March 26, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises Dynamics Research Corporation in merger with Engility
February 3, 2014

Nixon Peabody deepens Global Finance team in New York City
January 22, 2014

Nixon Peabody welcomes experienced international trade and transportation lawyer
January 7, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises longtime client Gannett in $2.2 billion television deal
December 23, 2013

Nixon Peabody advises in acquisition of $2B equity manager
December 12, 2013

Nixon Peabody advises Stonecastle Financial Corporation in $110m initial public offering
November 18, 2013

Nixon Peabody MAC Survey illustrates improved economic conditions in dealmaking
November 13, 2013

Nixon Peabody Advises Tauriga Sciences Inc. in Alliance with Synthetic Biology Pioneer
October 30, 2013

Expanding corporate practice, Nixon Peabody welcomes new securities counsel in New York City
October 2, 2013

Nixon Peabody Hire Has CEO and Investment Banking Experience
September 10, 2013

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Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is next for the Consumer Products & Services Industry
April 27, 2016 | Chicago, IL

Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is next for the Food & Beverage Industry
April 13, 2016 | Boston, MA

Increasing Your Company's Value Prior to a Change of Ownership
March 16, 2016

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2016 Private Equity and M&A Outlook—Trends & Opportunities
January 28, 2016

2016 Private Equity and M&A Outlook: Trends & Opportunities
January 13, 2016 | Boston, MA

Looking ahead for public companies
December 8, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Webinar: DOJ targets executives in corporate investigations
September 25, 2015

Private Equity and M&A Outlook: Trends & Opportunities
April 14, 2015 | New York, NY

Webinar: BEA's Latest Filing Requirements for U.S. Companies with Foreign Owners
March 12, 2015

The Art of Compromise: Negotiation strategies for business
March 11, 2015

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January 28, 2015 | Boston, MA

Webinar: The Cuban Thaw: How will it impact your business?
January 20, 2015

Emerging trends in buying and selling middle market private companies
December 11, 2014 | Albany, NY

2015 Private Equity and M&A Outlook—Trends & Opportunities
December 4, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA

Private Equity Investing Outlook: What's Next for Consumer Products & Services
September 17, 2014 | Boston, MA

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program
May 15, 2014

Venture Capital Investment in Food Startups
May 14, 2014 | Boston, MA

Quick Service Incubator: Sourcing fresh ideas for growing food companies
April 17, 2014 | Boston, MA

The Boston Snack Down: Past, Present & Future of Natural Foods in Beantown
April 9, 2014 | Boston, MA

BevNET Food & Beverage University—Boston 2014
March 27, 2014

Up & Running: The keys to organizing a "financeable" tech company
March 26, 2014

Clean Up In Aisle 9: Distressed Opportunities in Retail Grocery
February 27, 2014 | Chicago, IL

M&A Outlook: Trends, Issues & Opportunities
January 29, 2014 | Boston, MA

M&A Roundtable
October 22, 2013 | Albany, NY

Coming Together: The ins and outs of nonprofit mergers
October 1, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Clean Up in Aisle 9: Distressed M&A and Reorganization Opportunities and Challenges in the Retail Grocery Sector
September 12, 2013 | New York, NY

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