Eric T. Tanck - M&A and Corporate Transactions lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Eric T. Tanck

Eric Tanck is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions group, focusing his practice on business and corporate law matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and the formation, financing, and growth of business enterprises.

What do you focus on?

Today I focus my practice on three main areas, assisting clients with a variety of complex transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

I work with public and private companies in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, health care, energy, and high-tech manufacturing, on various mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and divestitures.

Commercial Contracts and Transactions

Clients turn to me to assist with the negotiation and maintenance of various service and supply agreements and other commercial contracts.

Formation and Financing of Business Enterprises

I provide startup companies with strategic advice on the business entity formation process and have represented established companies and startups in connection with public and private equity offerings.

Constellation Brands invests in Dos Hombres

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.

Constellation Sells Brandy, Wine Brands In 2 Deals For $385M

Law360 | June 25, 2020

This article mentions NP for representing Constellation Brands in the pending sale of its Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand and related assets to Sazerac Co. for approximately $255 million. The story notes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for her role leading the deal team, and also mentions Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Aya Hoffman.


Eric T. Tanck



Phone: 585-263-1549

Fax: 866-566-5063

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Philosophy; Politics & Law, magna cum laude

New York

Eric was recognized as 2022 and 2021 “Up & Coming” in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/M&A (New York (Upstate)).

He is a recipient of the Daily Record’s 2017 Excellence in Law, Up & Coming Attorney award. Eric was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, recognized in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.


Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of Elevate Rochester (formerly the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation) and serves as the chair of its Governance Committee. He is a member of the Monroe County and American bar associations.
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