Isaac Figueras is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions group. Isaac focuses his practice on business transactions and general corporate work. He has experience with private equity offerings and representing clients in transactions involving federal and state securities laws and regulations.
I focus my practice on corporate and finance matters, often acting as outside counsel to my clients for commercial agreements, corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions.
I frequently counsel clients in the negotiation and management of business acquisitions, mergers, and sales. I represent both sellers and buyers in these transactions and work to help my clients manage risk between parties to these agreements. I represent clients in a variety of industries, with particular emphasis on the beverage alcohol, health care, and security services verticals. In each transaction, my focus is on helping my clients accomplish their goals in a reasonable and efficient manner.
As outside general counsel, I assist companies with all aspects of entity formation and also have experience drafting operating, shareholders’, and buy-sell agreements. In addition, I advise clients with daily legal issues, such as responding to or preparing vendor agreements, noncompetition and/or confidentiality agreements, and similar contracts. I help my clients address commercial issues using practical legal solutions and assist them in protecting their interests while still building their relationships with their vendors, suppliers, and customers.
I facilitate private securities placements for my clients, including drafting private placement memoranda and related documents (shareholders’ agreements, investors’ rights agreements, limited liability company agreements, and similar agreements) as well as preparing and filing necessary documentation with applicable federal and state regulatory authorities.
After two years of near continuous disruptions (COVID-19, supply chain issues, natural disasters, and other events), parties are revisiting numerous concepts in mergers and acquisitions and commercial agreements. Concepts such as force majeure clauses have been revisited repeatedly, and are now often used to address much broader concepts such as addressing the risk of increased market costs to perform an agreement or requiring vendors to prioritize a particular customer during a force majeure event. Similarly, the definition of “material adverse effect” in purchase agreements in the mergers and acquisitions context requires close analysis based upon the particular target company’s circumstances. Outside legal counsel must balance being innovative in drafting to address these concerns with monitoring new and evolving case law as legal disputes related to these disruptions increase.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Nazareth College, B.A., Philosophy/English, Concentration in Spanish, magna cum laude
Received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
Selected to Super Lawyers Magazine's 2019-2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars lists in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.
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