Lloyd H. Spencer

Lloyd Spencer focuses his practice on transactional securities laws matters and mergers and acquisitions for domestic and foreign companies.

What do you focus on?

Earlier in my career, I held positions at the SEC including Corp Fin operations and the Office of Tender Offers. This experience affords me a unique understanding of compliance with SEC rules, corporate filings, tender offers, going-private transactions, merger proxy statements and public offering filings.


In my securities practice, I represent issuers and underwriters in primary and secondary public offerings of debt and equity securities. I also help clients ensure they are in compliance with federal securities laws and stock exchange rules, particularly relating to corporate governance and disclosure.

Mergers and acquisitions

I represent clients on a range of M&A transactions involving mergers, tender offers, going private transactions and modified Dutch auction issuer tender offers. I help clients with due diligence, negotiating acquisition agreements and preparing public disclosures in connection with their M&A transactions.


I regularly write on interesting topics relating to securities and M&A regulations, such as the SEC’s pay ratio rules and interpretations on the use of non-GAAP measures. I also write on topics related to the regulation of financial institutions.

What do you see on the horizon?

For public companies, one challenge going forward will be balancing the utilization of new technologies for communications with shareholders and the market with compliance with the federal securities laws.

Eagle to expand in northeastern Montana with latest bank deal

American Banker | August 12, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s role as advisor to Eagle Bancorp Montana in its deal to acquire Western Holding Co., parent company of Western Bank of Wolf Point.

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.

Montana Highlights

Big Sky Business Journal | April 08, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.


Lloyd H. Spencer


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8303

Fax: 866-825-1990

University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Eastern Kentucky University, B.B.A.


New York

District of Columbia

Mr. Spencer is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association (Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, Law and Accounting Committee, Banking Law Committee and Corporate Governance Committee, Business Law Section).

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