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.
Today I focus my practice on three main areas, assisting clients with a variety of complex transactions.
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.
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.
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.
The Deal | June 17, 2021
Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Brandon Coyle are included in this story on Constellation Brands and its acquisition of a minority stake in the mezcal maker created by “Breaking Bad” actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.
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.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Philosophy; Politics & Law, magna cum laude
Eric was recognized as 2021 “Up & Coming” in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/M&A (New York (Upstate)).He is a recipient of the Daily Record’s 2017 Excellence in Law, Up & Coming Attorney award. Eric was selected to Super Lawyers Magazine 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, recognized in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions.