Daniel McAvoy

Dan McAvoy is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Business group, focusing on the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and private investment funds. He has served as an advisor in dozens of mergers and capital market transactions, counseling companies that range from startups to growing enterprises to middle-market funds and public companies to Fortune 500 companies.

What do you focus on?

I focus primarily on private investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. I also provide general corporate and corporate governance advice and lead the firm’s Microfinance practice.

Mergers & Acquisitions

I represent acquirors and targets in connection with public and private stock mergers, asset acquisitions, tender offers and strategic investments.

Private Investment Funds

My private investment fund practice focuses on securities law, investment advisory and regulatory issues pertaining to U.S. private investment funds, as non-U.S. funds are looking to enter the U.S. market.

Capital Markets and Securities

I represent issuers in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including through Regulation A+ and through initial public offerings. In addition, I advise publicly traded companies in complying with their disclosure obligations under federal and state securities laws, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and major public company investors in their disclosure obligations.

What do you see on the horizon?

An increase in private placements utilizing solicitation and a corresponding increase in enforcement focus on the use of unregistered brokers and failure to properly confirm that purchasers meet accredited investor requirements.


  • “Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act,” Upstate Venture Association of New York, May 8, 2012

Persistent Energy Ghana raises $1.5 million to support distribution of solar home systems in Ghana

Tech Moran | November 01, 2016

This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.


Daniel McAvoy


New York

Phone: 212-940-3112

Fax: 866-260-0650

New York University, J.D.

University of South Florida, B.A., magna cum laude

New York

Dan has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for M&A/corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m), as well as in previous editions.

Dan is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Securities Regulation Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee) and District of Columbia Bar Association.

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