Eric T. Tanck

Eric Tanck is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions group, focusing his practice on business and corporate law matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions; commercial transactions; and the formation, financing and growth of business enterprises.

What do you focus on?

Today I focus my practice on three main areas, assisting clients with a variety of complex transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

I work with public and private companies in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, health care, energy and high-tech manufacturing, on various mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and divestitures. I was recently part of the M&A team that successfully represented Constellation Brands in its approximately one billion dollar acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.

Commercial Contracts and Transactions

Clients turn to me to assist with the negotiation and maintenance of various service and supply agreements and other commercial contracts. I previously worked on a secondment basis in the in-house legal department of a large public company, assisting with the drafting and negotiation of manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements.

Formation and Financing of Business Enterprises

I provide startup companies with strategic advice on the business entity formation process and have represented established companies and startups in connection with public and private equity offerings.

Tanck took detour to Nixon Peabody

The Daily Record | April 11, 2019

This profile on Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck takes a look at his unique background and nontraditional path to partner.

New hires and promotions

Mergers & Acquisitions | March 31, 2019

The promotions of Boston Global Finance partner Erik Schneider, Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck, and Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley are highlighted in this roundup of notable executive news.


Eric T. Tanck



Phone: 585-263-1549

Fax: 866-566-5063

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Philosophy; Politics & Law, magna cum laude

New York

Eric is a recipient of the Daily Record’s 2017 Excellence in Law, Up & Coming Attorney award. He was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, recognized in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation and serves as the chair of its Governance Committee. He is a member of the Monroe County and American bar associations.
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