Jennifer Jovcevski

Jennifer A. Jovcevski

Jennifer Jovcevski is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice group. Jennifer represents businesses in commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and advises clients on general corporate matters and corporate governance. Jennifer also serves as outside counsel to charter schools in matters relating to legal requirements and best practices in connection with governance and operational matters. Jennifer is also the founder and host of Nixon Peabody’s podcast, She Talks Law, available on Apple and Spotify.

What do you focus on?

General Corporate

I counsel public and private companies of all sizes on a variety of corporate and business law matters, including, but not limited to, entity formation, organizational documents, preparation of vendor agreements, negotiating and preparing commercial contracts, licensing, and corporate governance. I help my clients address complex commercial issues using thoughtful legal solutions to protect their interests while maintaining and maximizing their relationships with vendors, suppliers, shareholders, and customers. My client base spans across many industries, ranging from food and beverage to lenders to cannabis to professional services, education, and health care.

Mergers and Acquisitions

I also counsel clients in the negotiation and management of business acquisitions, mergers, and sales. I represent both targets and acquirers in these transactions and work to help my clients manage risk between parties to these agreements to maximize profit and ensure successful closings. In each transaction, my focus is on acting as a team member and resource for my clients every step of the way to accomplish their objectives in a thorough and efficient manner.

Charter School Representation

As a former Teach for America teacher turned lawyer, I have represented a number of charter schools in all areas of operation from startup to dissolution. This includes corporate governance and compliance, formation, tax exempt status (obtaining and maintaining), real estate (leasing, purchase/development, and financing), education corporation mergers, education services (management) agreements, “Friends Of” organizations, application renewal, and regulatory affairs. With the assistance of the firm’s Nonprofit team, I am well equipped to help your school navigate the legal and political hurdles charter schools face on a daily basis, so you can maximize what is most important, ensuring an alternative quality education for your students.

What do you see on the horizon?

Small businesses and middle-market companies require a fresh, inventive perspective in this “new normal.” As customer, clients, distributors, vendors, lenders, employees, and investors acclimate to recent global economic and political shifts, businesses large and small need careful legal guidance, particularly in areas surrounding corporate structure, workplace safety, cybersecurity, licensing, and restructuring and reprioritizing business models with an intersectional lens.

Publications & Presentations

Closing the gender gap one deal at a time: A glimpse into women in M&A

Rochester Business Journal | June 08, 2022

This article contributed by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Jennifer Jovcevski focuses on opportunities to improve gender parity in the M&A industry and progress that has been made. Jennifer, founder and host of NP’s She Talks Law podcast, also highlights NP’s Move the Needle goal of increasing diversity among the firm’s equity partnership ranks and the workflow app NP is piloting.

GRAWA installs new board

The Daily Record | May 27, 2022

This article on a recent Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys ceremony mentions Rochester Corporate associate Jen Jovcevski for being selected as the organization’s membership chair. This marks Jen’s fourth year on the GRAWA board.

Team from Nixon Peabody helps surgical practice expand

Rochester Business Journal | December 30, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci for leading the all-female team that advised NYBG. Lori is also quoted on how the transaction could serve as a blueprint for other medical practices looking to affiliate with a management services organization and expand. The NP team also included Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski, and Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group.

Bariatric practice expands into Oklahoma, Arkansas

Long Island Business News | December 16, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for leading the team that advised NYBG. Michele is also quoted on our firm’s work with NYBG. The NP team also included Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group; and Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski.


Jennifer A. Jovcevski



Phone: 585-263-1344

Fax: 833-320-2684

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude

Syracuse University School of Education, M.A., summa cum laude

Florida State University, B.A., magna cum laude

New York

  • Recipient of the Daily Record’s Excellence in Law Up and Coming Attorney Award in 2019
  • Recipient of the SuperLawyer’s Rising Star Award 2015-present
  • Founding Corps Member, Jacksonville Corps, Teach for America (2009)
  • Board of Directors, Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
  • Board of Trustees Member, Young Women College Preparatory Charter School
  • Host and Founder, She Talks Law Women’s Legal Roundtable for women entrepreneurs and investors
  • Member, United Way
  • Member, Rochester Women’s Network
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
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