Richard Langan is known for his extensive experience in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including public and privately negotiated mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, capital markets transactions, leveraged buyouts and other private equity transactions, corporate restructurings and corporate governance, including engagement with activist investors. He previously served as Nixon Peabody’s managing partner and CEO.
My focus is on advising companies and private equity firms in transforming their businesses and portfolios. Recently, I have led legal teams handling innovative transactions for leading players in the technology, media and telecom, transportation and infrastructure, consumer products including wine, spirits and beers, energy and cleantech, and health care and life sciences industries.
I regularly represent Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, global banking and financial institutions and multinational corporations. Most recently, I worked on a highly successful transaction with a leading media company on an acquisition that solidified the company’s position as one of the largest owners of network affiliates, nearly doubling their television operations nationally. An M&A transaction I handled for an investment management company was recognized by The Daily Deal as the Deal of the Year in connection with its sale to a hedge fund.
I represent clients on capital market transactions in the domestic and international securities markets, including public offerings and private distributions of equity and high grade and high yield debt securities, Rule 144A and Regulation S distributions, exchange offers, consent solicitations and financial restructurings. These financings often provide innovative capital expansion solutions.
Increased confidence and focus on growth are spurring deal activity, while compliance, due diligence and process management concerns require deal teams to be disciplined.
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce | August 01, 2018
New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan wrote this contributed article outlining the factors to consider before partnering with another company on a business venture.
Loan Syndication and Trading Association | April 20, 2018
New York City global finance partner Alexandra Margolis and public company transactions partner Dick Langan, and Boston global finance associate Mary Beth Ciullo co-wrote a chapter in the 2018 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance, which offers insight into lending and secured finance in 54 countries.
Mergers & Acquisitions | February 08, 2018
New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted in this article on how new federal tax legislation will impact investments in infrastructure, manufacturing and family funds.
Mergers & Acquisitions | December 22, 2017
In this Q&A, New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan discusses the new U.S. tax reform and which industries will benefit the most from the changes.
InvestmentNews | January 06, 2017
New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted in this article about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s plans to establish an exam unit in 2017 to handle how brokerage firms hire and supervise representatives who may have a history of misconduct.
The Daily Record (NY) | December 22, 2016
This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s annual MAC survey, citing the survey’s findings throughout. New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted discussing the 2016 deal landscape and the history of this survey.
Securities Law Alert | 08.31.17
Securities Law Alert | 08.08.17
George Washington University Law School, J.D.
Fordham University, B.A., magna cum laude, in cursu honorum (Phi Beta Kappa and Honors Program)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Dick frequently writes and speaks on leading topics on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets fields. He has been recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” in Mergers and Acquistions based on a peer review survey of the top attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area (2008), a Recognised Practitioner in Corporate/M&A (New York) (2018) by Chambers USA, and a Top Rated Lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions (2012) by the American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and 2013 Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is also included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.
Dick is a member of the American Bar Association (Negotiated Acquisitions Committee and Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, Business Law Section, 1995–present) and the New York City Bar Association (Securities Regulation Committee, 2001–2005 and 2007–2010; Financial Reporting Committee; 2005–2007, and the International Trade Committee, 1994–1997). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., George Washington Law School Alumni Board, Phoenix Charitable Foundation, and Minetta Brook public arts foundation, and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.