Haydon Keitner is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate work. Haydon has played a key role in deal teams representing buyers and sellers in a variety of domestic and international corporate transactions.
I advise buyers and sellers in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, including stock purchases, asset sales, mergers, divestitures and reorganizations. I’ve represented a strategic buyer in multiple acquisitions and have experience in complex M&A structures. A notable recent transaction involved the reorganization of our client, followed by its merger with a second company and simultaneous sale of assets to a third company.
I represent private equity investors in connection with their portfolio company investments and exits. I also advise portfolio companies of private equity clients with respect to their acquisitions, divestitures and corporate governance matters.
On an ongoing basis, I act as outside general counsel to companies by advising on general corporate matters and a wide range of commercial agreements, including services agreements, licensing agreements and domestic and international joint ventures.
I’m seeing a growing number of parties to acquisition agreements obtain representation and warranty insurance policies in order to allocate risk to third-party insurers and facilitate closing transactions. We can help our clients take advantage of this approach while navigating pitfalls.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Yale School of Management, M.B.A.
McGill University, B.A.
Haydon has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 editorial for M&A/Corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m).