Isaac Figueras

Isaac Figueras is an associate 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.

What do you focus on?

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.

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.

General Business Counseling and Commercial Agreements

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.

Private Offerings

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.

What do you see on the horizon?

2020 has shown that disruptions in the marketplace are becoming increasingly common, and their effects resonate through all industries. In commercial agreements, companies have been forced to balance protecting their supply chain with maintaining long-term relationships with customers and vendors—often renegotiating contracts to avoid breach. In the mergers and acquisitions context, parties have had to rethink the effect of traditional legal phrases, such as “ordinary course of business” or “consistent with past practices,” as the past year has been anything but ordinary or permissive of consistent past practices. These trends are unlikely to dissipate in the coming years.

Legality of mergers & acquisitions in the COVID era

Rochester Business Journal | November 27, 2020

Corporate associate Isaac Figueras and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, were quoted in this article for their outlook on force majeure clauses, commercial real estate leasing, and the impact of COVID and the California wildfires on supply chains.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-October 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management | November 02, 2020

This roundup of current industry issues to watch highlights several thought leadership pieces from NP’s recently published fourth-quarter Food & Beverage Crystal Ball. The publication summarizes trends provided by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt and counsel Ian O’Banion, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate Group; Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras; and San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Rachel Conn and Maritza Martin.

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.


Isaac Figueras



Phone: 585-263-1038

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Nazareth College, B.A., Philosophy/English, Concentration in Spanish, magna cum laude

New York

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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