Brandon Coyle is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Corporate Transactions group. Brandon focuses his practice on business transactions and general corporate work.
I represent public and private companies in a variety of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing, and other strategic transactions. I provide companies of all sizes with due diligence and early risk detection in M&A transactions, drafting transaction documents, and facilitating closing and post-closing mechanics.
I regularly counsel companies and individuals in the commercialization and leveraging of their intellectual property rights and have experience in drafting and negotiating commercial license and technology agreements.
On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis, making New York the 15th state to legalize recreational use of cannabis. Establishing a regulatory structure for legalization will likely take some time, which means that the first legal sales of recreational cannabis probably will not occur until 2022. Nevertheless, those interested in starting a New York-based business in the industry or expanding an existing business into the new field should consider taking steps now, including revisiting your business plan, establishing your brand, and forming your team of people knowledgeable in the cannabis industry to navigate the complex regulatory framework.
The Deal | June 17, 2021
Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Brandon Coyle are included in this story on Constellation Brands and its acquisition of a minority stake in the mezcal maker created by “Breaking Bad” actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.
Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2021
Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, all of the Cannabis practice, contributed this article discussing the legislative path toward legalized adult-use marijuana in New York State and best practices for businesses to prepare now.
Cannabis Business Executive | January 13, 2021
Following New York’s reintroduction of a bill that would legalize and tax adult-use recreational marijuana, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle contributed this article highlighting key focus areas for those looking to enter the potential new industry.
Cannabis Business Executive | November 25, 2020
On the heels of New Jersey’s vote to legalize cannabis, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle wrote this contributed article on potential side effects for neighboring New York and actions for businesses anticipating legalization in the Empire State.
Bloomberg Law | December 13, 2019
This roundup of personnel changes notes Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.
Cannabis Alert | 04.01.21
Cannabis Alert | 11.20.20
Webinar Recording | 06.09.20
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
North Dakota State University, B.S., B.A.
Brandon is a board member of the Rochester City Ballet. He is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association.