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Lori B. Green



Lori Green is an experienced transactional business lawyer with over 30 years of domestic and international experience in a wide range of M&A and other business law matters. She represents companies in a variety of regulated and unregulated industries, with a particular focus on food, beverage and agribusiness, cannabis, health care, energy, and technology.

Lori has been the responsible partner for numerous transactions, including public and privately negotiated acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, outsourcing transactions, restructurings and financings.

Lori has held numerous leadership positions at Nixon Peabody, including service as the chairperson of the firm’s Policy Committee, an elected oversight and policy-making body for the firm, and currently serves as co-leader of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions team and co-leader of the firm’s Cannabis Practice.

Publications

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.

Advice from corporate attorneys: Listen and learn

Rochester Business Journal | December 03, 2018

Rochester Corporate partners Lori Green and Tyler Savage are quoted in this article on the insights they’ve gathered throughout years of practice, and what advice they’d give to up-and-coming attorneys.

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.

$4.8B Akorn ruling more outlier than shift at Chancery

Law360 | October 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rick McGuirk and Carolyn Nussbaum, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason analyze a key ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court that affirmed the existence of a material adverse event allowing German pharmaceutical company Fresenius to back down from a merger with Akorn, Inc.

Delaware Chancery Court issues rare decision finding Material Adverse Effect justifying termination of merger

Law360 | October 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rick McGuirk and Carolyn Nussbaum, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason analyze a key ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court that affirmed the existence of a material adverse event allowing German pharmaceutical company Fresenius to back down from a merger with Akorn, Inc.

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.

Contact

Lori B. Green

Partner
Co-Leader, M&A and Corporate Transactions Team
Co-Leader, Cannabis Practice

Rochester

Phone: 585-263-1236


Mobile: 585-281-3076

Fax: 866-947-1133

Boston University School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Mathematics

Harvard Business School, Executive Program

New York

Florida

Lori was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Lori has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2012, and was named 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" and 2017 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY.

Lori has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 for Corporate/M&A (New York (Upstate)). She has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.

Lori was selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list in 2012-2015. Her primary area of practice is mergers & acquisitions law.

Lori has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 editorial (as well as in previous editions) for M&A/Corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m).

Lori presently serves as the vice-chair and secretary of the board of directors of High Technology of Rochester, Inc., the secretary of the board of directors of Greater Rochester Enterprise, and is on several committees of the United Way of Greater Rochester. She is a member of the American, New York State and Monroe County bar associations.

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