Isaac Figueras - M&A and Corporate Group - Nixon Peabody LLP

Isaac Figueras

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.

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?

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.

On the move

The New York Daily Record | February 16, 2022

Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Lori Bowman and Matt Carrigg and Corporate partner Isaac Figueras, all of Rochester, are featured in this column of notable promotions and moves for their elevations as part of the firm’s new partner class.

Recent hirings and promotions of New York attorneys

New York Law Journal | February 08, 2022

Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Lori Bowman and Matt Carrigg and Corporate partner Isaac Figueras, all of Rochester, are featured in this roundup for their promotions to partner.

Rising stars: Nixon Peabody, Duane Morris add to partner ranks

The Deal | February 01, 2022

This article on notable legal moves and hires in the M&A space features Rochester partner Isaac Figueras and Washington, DC partner Pierce Han, both of the Corporate group, for their promotions to partner, noting their legal practices and some of their recent prominent deals

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.


Isaac Figueras

Deputy Co-leader, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness


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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