Sarah K. Abel

Sarah Abel is counsel in the Banking & Finance practice group. She regularly represents companies, commercial banks and other financial institutions in commercial lending and asset-based lending transactions. She also assists clients with general corporate matters.

What do you focus on?

Commercial Lending

I represent corporate borrowers, commercial banks and other financial institutions in commercial loan transactions. I have experience with single bank and syndicated loans, senior and mezzanine financings and secured and unsecured transactions in a variety of different industries. I also work with institutional investors reviewing and analyzing credit agreements, which provides me with an in-depth view of current market trends.

Asset-Based Lending

I represent companies and financial institutions in a variety of asset-based financings and securitization transactions.

General Corporate Law

When not focused on financing matters, I assist small businesses and large public companies with general corporate matters, including company formation, corporate governance and public and private debt and equity offerings.

What do you see on the horizon?

Financial markets will continue to globalize and accelerate technologically, opening the door to new capital markets and alternative sources of funding.

Constellation Brands/Canopy Growth Corp.

The American Lawyer | November 30, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as U.S. counsel for longtime client Constellation Brands in its acquisition of a 38 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian distributor of cannabis products. The following attorneys were members of the deal team: Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Boston Global Finance partner Craig Mills, Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer, San Francisco Global Finance counsel Sarah Abel, Buffalo Global Finance associate Dan Fabian, Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras, and Washington, D.C. Corporate associate Pierce Han.

Constellation stashes more Canopy Growth

The Deal | August 14, 2018

Seven attorneys from the Corporate and Global Finance practices—Lori Green, Sarah Abel, Dan Fabian, Isaac Figueras, Pierce Han, Craig Mills and Lloyd Spencer—are mentioned in this story for advising client Constellation Brands on its cash investment in Canopy Growth Corp.


Sarah K. Abel


San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8217

Fax: 617-345-1300

Cornell University Law School, J.D., cum laude

Stanford University, B.A., History, with honors in Humanities



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