Corporate & Finance



We bring our sharp training in corporate law to identify market opportunities, spot risks and drive strategic growth.

Our approach

At Nixon Peabody, our 250 corporate lawyers work collectively across multiple disciplines and geographies to help clients tackle complex transactions. We see an incredibly diverse range of opportunities to shape the future for our clients—whether financing municipal and infrastructure projects, negotiating transformational mergers and acquisitions, launching public offerings, developing innovative financing structures, establishing long-term tax planning strategies or analyzing the risks and rewards of a new business strategy. No matter what industry or business model, we develop creative solutions that pave the way for future growth.

Who we work with

  • Public and private companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment funds
  • Boards and committees
  • Government agencies
  • Regulators
  • Individuals

2019 Excellence in Law Award winners

The Daily Record | April 19, 2019

Several colleagues in Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office were recognized by the Daily Record as part of this year’s Excellence in Law Awards. Corporate counsel Anita Pelletier was named one of the Top Women in Law. Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jessica Paulin and Corporate associate Kat Murphy were chosen as Up and Coming Attorneys. Records coordinator Nancy Lopez was honored as an Unsung Legal Hero.

Career Tracker Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | April 15, 2019

The recent additions of New York partner Chris Reitzel  and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance & Public Finance team are highlighted in Reuters Legal’s Career Tracker column.

Federal Tax Reform May Be Saving Money for States, Even High-Tax Ones

Governing.com | April 12, 2019

This article about the federal tax reform’s impact on states quotes Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo discussing the long-term effects it may have on government debt and how voters may react to bonds in the future.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | April 08, 2019

The additions of New York City partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group are highlighted in this article.

Health system consolidation may be holding down healthcare employee wages

Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2019

Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article analyzing the wages of health care providers amid the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions.

New hires and promotions

Mergers & Acquisitions | April 01, 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.

Securities law considerations for sponsors of qualified opportunity zone funds

Insights | March 26, 2019

New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy wrote this contributed article for Insights, Wolters Kluwer’s corporate and securities-focused monthly journal, exploring securities law issues related to the creation of opportunity funds.

Nexstar sells 19 stations for $1.32B to satisfy regulators

Law360 | March 21, 2019

In the following coverage, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for its role as counsel to Tegna, which agreed to purchase a number of television stations from Nexstar Media Group for $740 million. Washington, DC, Corporate partner John Partigan led the deal team.

Big Law Business

Bloomberg Law | March 21, 2019

In the following coverage, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for its role as counsel to Tegna, which agreed to purchase a number of television stations from Nexstar Media Group for $740 million. Washington, D.C. Corporate partner John Partigan led the deal team.

Deal Diary: Nexstar turns to Kirkland, BofA for station sales

The Deal | March 20, 2019

In the following coverage, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for its role as counsel to Tegna, which agreed to purchase a number of television stations from Nexstar Media Group for $740 million. Washington, D.C. Corporate partner John Partigan led the deal team.

Job moves

Financial Times | December 18, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is included in the Financial Times’ daily email newsletter.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | December 13, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this roundup of executive news in the M&A, private equity and venture capital spaces.

Chapter 11 doesn't cancel TM contract, clothier tells high court

Law360 | December 12, 2018

Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partners Lee Harrington of Boston and Dan Sklar of Manchester and Complex Commercial Disputes partner George Skelly of Boston are mentioned in this story for their representation of Tempnology in an ongoing licensing suit, which is now before the Supreme Court.

Nixon Peabody snags corporate pro for San Francisco office

Law360 | December 12, 2018

San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea’s arrival at Nixon Peabody is featured in this article, which highlights Lior’s experience in emerging growth companies, venture capital and M&A in the tech industry.

Nixon Peabody beefs up corporate practice with new hire

PE Hub | December 11, 2018

The arrival of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this article by PE Hub, a top publication covering venture capital and private equity fundraising. Lior is quoted in the piece, along with San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor and Corporate practice group leader David Martland of Boston.

Constellation Brands/Canopy Growth Corp.

The American Lawyer | December 01, 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.

Taxation with Representation: Nixon, Kirkland, Skadden

Law360 | November 30, 2018

Washington DC Corporate partner Sean Clancy and Rochester Corporate associate Brian Mahoney are mentioned for their work on Paychex’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Oasis Outsourcing Acquisitions Corp. The deal is featured in a roundup of notable deals, with a focus on the tax attorneys who help advise on them.

The story behind the nation's first standalone LGBTQ+ accelerator, which graduates its 20th startup today

Entrepreneur | November 29, 2018

San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor is featured in this article about how a personal experience with anti-LGBTQ discrimination led to his role in the creation of the StartOut Growth Lab, the first standalone business accelerator for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. StartOut graduated its third cohort of businesses on Thursday.

Nixon Peabody steers Paychex $1.2B HR outsourcing biz buy

Law360 | November 26, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage and associate Kat Murphy are mentioned as lead deal counsel for longtime client Paychex Inc. in its $1.2 billion purchase of Oasis Outsourcing Acquisition Corp. The NP deal team had invaluable assistance from lawyers and staff across many practices and offices.

Paychex expands HR portfolio with Oasis

The Deal | November 26, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage and associate Kat Murphy are mentioned as lead deal counsel for longtime client Paychex Inc. in its $1.2 billion purchase of Oasis Outsourcing Acquisition Corp. The NP deal team had invaluable assistance from lawyers and staff across many practices and offices.

Q and A with attorney Phil Taub

New Hampshire Business Review | November 23, 2018

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub is featured in this interview about his view on the market for mergers and acquisitions. The article also mentions Phil’s extensive work on behalf of our nation’s veterans.

How Walmart decided to oust an icon of India's tech industry

Bloomberg | November 15, 2018

Long Island Labor & Employment associate David Tauster is quoted in this story on Walmart’s decision to remove the founder of the successful ecommerce startup Flipkart, which Walmart agreed to acquire this summer.

How Franchising and Licensing Can Be Avenues to Expand Your Fitness Business

Club Industry | November 01, 2018

In the second part of this two-part column, Nixon Peabody attorneys Kristin Jamberdino, Keri McWilliams, and Tarae Howell discuss potential avenues of expansion for fitness studios, including licensing and franchising. Click here to read Part Two.

How to expand your fitness business through brand management and careful investment

Club Industry | October 23, 2018

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino, Washington DC Corporate partner Keri McWilliams and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell co-wrote a two-part contributed article advising boutique fitness entrepreneurs on best practices for expanding their brands. Click here to read Part One.

Why the Delaware ruling on Akorn-Fresenius deal matters

Financial Times | October 19, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing an important recent decision by the Delaware Chancery Court regarding Material Adverse Effects in corporate M&A deals.

$4.8B Akorn ruling more outlier than shift at Chancery

Law360 | October 15, 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 15, 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.

BAML, PFM maintain top positions in rankings in slower muni market

The Bond Buyer | October 05, 2018

Project Finance and Public Finance practice group leader Ken Lind, based in New York City, is quoted in this story on Q3 and Q4 bond issuance activity and the impact of the new Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

Design-build a vehicle to fix New York City’s highway to hell

Bond Buyer | October 02, 2018

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this story about the advantages of using a design-build model for the pending reconstruction of a portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Garden State law to advance P3s, but obstacles remain

Inframation News | October 02, 2018

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this article about new legislation in New Jersey designed to expand to state’s ability to improve infrastructure through P3 projects.

Private investment fund terms and conditions: The relationship between GPs and LPs

Financial Poise | September 28, 2018

Corporate partners Kari Harris of Boston and Gary Levenstein of Chicago co-wrote this contributed article about the relationships between general partner and limited partners in the multi-trillion private equity industry.

MTA deal leads municipal market into SOFR era, away from LIBOR

Bond Buyer | September 26, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as co-bond counsel for a recent SOFR-linked offering of $107.3 million in bonds by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Going public without an IPO

The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation | September 19, 2018

Washington DC Corporate partner John Partigan wrote this article analyzing Spotify’s decision to go public without conducting an underwritten IPO, making the music streaming service the largest company to do so through a direct listing.

According to a recent study/survey … End-of-August 2018 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 30, 2018

This end-of-month roundup of top restaurant news includes highlights from Nixon Peabody’s Food, Beverage & Agriculture team’s quarterly Crystal Ball outlook report. Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington, Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage, and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracey Scarpello are quoted.

Don't miss it: Nixon Peabody pilots Tegna’s $105M TV stations deal

Law360 | August 24, 2018

Washington DC partner and team leader John Partigan is mentioned in this article for leading the deal team in Tegna Inc.’s $105 million acquisition of local television stations in Ohio and Texas. The deal team also included partners Sean Clancy, Brian Kopp, Jean McCreary and Denise Pursley; counsel Todd Shinaman; and associates Pierce Han, Dara Histed, Carolyn Lowry and Dana Stanton.

Deal bolsters Eagle Bancorp Montana’s presence in north Montana

American Banker | August 22, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for our representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana in their acquisition of northern Montana’s Big Muddy Bancorp.

Constellation stashes more Canopy Growth

The Deal | August 15, 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.

Capitalizing on Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision could be tricky for Mass. tax collectors

Boston Globe | August 10, 2018

Washington DC Corporate partner Ken Silverberg is quoted in this article on how the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the collection of sales taxes for online purchases could impact Massachusetts.

Norton Rose Fulbright Bryan Rabbino named NY City GO co-bond counsel

Bond Buyer | August 01, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for its appointment to co-bond counsel to the New York City Municipal Water Authority.

Smart alliance: How to choose your business partner

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.

How autonomous vehicles disrupt transportation planning

The Bond Buyer | July 27, 2018

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this article on how autonomous vehicles will impact the future of transportation planning.

SEC provides further guidance on when digital assets may be deemed securities

Rochester Business Journal | July 20, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this article detailing the SEC’s “important but nonbinding guidance on when a digital asset may be deemed a security.” The article draws from an alert written by New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy and Rochester Corporate associate Brian Becker.

Area experts react to Congress’ revision of Dodd-Frank Act

Rochester Business Journal | July 20, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing the impact of changes to the Dodd-Frank banking law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Tips for smooth business sales

Providence Business News | July 20, 2018

Providence Corporate partner Adam Gwaltney wrote this contributed article outlining five areas of focus for a business owner looking to sell in an environment of high valuations.

Best practices in family office structures: Mistakes can cost millions

Financial Poise | July 10, 2018

Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein and Albany Corporate associate Michael Katz contributed this article discussing “the complex financial, tax, legal and managerial dynamics” of family offices.

Nixon Peabody hires Hong Kong partner from Jack Ma-backed brokerage

Law.com | July 05, 2018

The arrival of partner John Maguire to Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong is mentioned in this article.

LaGuardia AirTrain RFQ expected to be issued by year end

InfraAmericas | June 27, 2018

New York City public finance and project finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this article discussing the advantages of using a public-private partnership to complete “key public projects that have to be brought in on schedule.”

U.S. airports on the runway

Project Finance International | June 26, 2018

Project Finance and Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin, together with group leader Ken Lind and partner Virginia Wong, all from New York City, contributed this article on the increasing usage of the P3 model in U.S. infrastructure projects.

Podcast: The art of the P3

The Bond Buyer | June 22, 2018

New York City public finance and project finance partner Roddy Devlin is a guest on the Bond Buyer podcast and shares his experience in public-private partnerships, infrastructure and design build; and discusses Nixon Peabody’s strength in the growing P3 sector.

Nine common mistakes that early-stage businesses make

Long Island Business News | June 22, 2018

Long Island corporate partner Richa Naujoks is quoted in this article discussing the need for early-stage businesses to have proper partnership agreements and an IP protection strategy in place.

Treasury IRS propose rules to facilitate investment in bond-financed infrastructure

Bond Buyer | June 12, 2018

Washington, DC, project finance and public finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted in this article on a move by the Treasury Department and IRA to clarify rules governing “the use of tax-exempt bonds in connection with public-private partnership projects.”

European Union law on data protection takes effect

Rochester Business Journal | June 08, 2018

Rochester corporate group partner Jeremy Wolk and associate Jenny Holmes co-wrote this contributed article on the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, “a set of tougher rules designed to give European Union citizens more control over their personal data.” The regulation applies to all organizations, regardless of location, that handle the personal data of EU citizens.

Nixon Peabody scoops up P3, project finance pro in NY

Law360 | May 25, 2018

Media coverage of the arrival of New York City public finance and project finance partner Roderick “Roddy” Devlin continues with this profile in Law360, which highlights some of Roddy’s largest recent deals, including the $4 billion public-private partnership to upgrade New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Ten years after Chapter 9 filing, Vallejo looks ahead

The Bond Buyer | May 18, 2018

New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted in this article about how things have changed over the last decade in the city of Vallejo, California, since filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2008.

Franchisee fraud: When fraud threatens a franchisor's good name

Journal of Corporate Renewal | May 01, 2018

Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone and New York City counsel Chris Desiderio authored this article about the steps and strategies franchisors and franchisee lenders must take to mitigate exposure to potential fraud.

New remedial actions for tax-advantaged bonds and P3s

Law360 | April 20, 2018

Nixon Peabody public finance partners Travis Gibbs of San Francisco and Mitch Rappaport, Bruce Serchuk and Carla Young of Washington DC co-wrote this analysis on the new IRS procedures that can be used “to cure impermissible use of bond-financed projects.”

UConn schedules $300M sale of debt service commitment bonds

The Bond Buyer | April 16, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for serving as underwriters co-counsel to the of debt service commitment bonds to be issued by the University of Connecticut.

Montana Highlights

Big Sky Business Journal | April 09, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms and Stories On Law360

Law360 | April 08, 2018

The article “Tax Reform’s Impact on Private Equity,” written by NP attorneys Sean Clancy, Shahzad Malik, Praveen Ayyagari and Brian Mahoney, was one of Law360’s most-clicked items last week.

When is Final, Final? Appeals from § 363(m) Findings

ABI Journal | April 05, 2018

New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio and Manchester financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar are co-authors of this article analyzing two recent circuit court decisions that may have exposed a weakness in the bankruptcy court sale-and-approval process.

Tax Reform’s Impact On Private Equity

Law360 | April 03, 2018

Washington DC public company transactions partner Sean Clancy and associate Praveen Ayyagari, Rochester M&A and corporate transactions associate Brian Mahoney and Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Shahzad Malik contributed this expert analysis column on tax reform’s impact on private equity.

M&A Drives Health Systems' EHR Consolidation

Modern Healthcare | April 03, 2018

Providence health care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article on the advantages for hospitals that move to a single shared electronic health records platform.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | March 26, 2018

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.

RecoveryPark Could Create 170 Jobs for Detroiters—It Could also Close

Crain’s Detroit Business | March 25, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is mentioned in this article as one of the firms contracted to secure funds for the continuing operation of RecoveryPark, a Detroit business that provides local produce through urban farming and creates job opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

High Court Clarifies Corporate Whistleblower Laws

Rochester Business Journal | March 23, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed article analyzing a Supreme Court ruling that clarifies federal protections for corporate whistleblowers, but may limit the incentive for employees to first report suspected misconduct internally.

MTA bringing $100 million to market in shadow of S&P downgrade

The Bond Buyer | March 21, 2018

This article about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) plan to sell $100 million in transportation revenue variable rate refunding bonds mentions Nixon Peabody as co-bond counsel for the sale.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | March 20, 2018

This executive news roundup mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | March 19, 2018

New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind is included in this executive news roundup for his recent promotion.

Nixon Peabody Picks Partner Lind to Lead Public Finance Practice

The Bond Buyer | March 15, 2018

CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher is quoted in this article on the appointment of New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind. The promotion of Rochester public finance partner Barry Carrigan is also highlighted.

UConn sale of student fee revenue bonds to fund recreation center

The Bond Buyer | March 06, 2018

This article about the University of Connecticut’s plans to sell $152 million of UConn 2000 special obligation student fee revenue bonds and use the proceeds to build a student recreation center mentions Nixon Peabody for representing the underwriters.

Tegna Goes Shopping for Big Four Affiliates

The Deal | March 02, 2018

Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan and attorneys Brian Kopp, Mike Hausknecht, Allan Floro, Justin Thompson, Sean Clancy, Pierce Han, Erin Kansy and Carolyn Lowry were mentioned in this article for representing Tegna in its recent purchase of a CBS-affiliated TV station and two radio stations in San Diego.

Demand for Esports-Friendly Venues to Grow

GlobeSt.com | February 23, 2018

Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo and Washington DC public finance associate Noah Lebowitz authored this column about the growing demand for esports venues and the opportunities it presents for communities and developers.

Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We Followed This Week

Law360 | February 16, 2018

Washington DC public company transactions partner and practice group leader John Partigan led a team from Nixon Peabody that advised client Tegna Inc. on its acquisition of two television stations and two radio stations in the San Diego media market.

Local M&A Activity Heats Up in Early 2018, but Will It Last?

Boston Business Journal | February 12, 2018

Boston M&A and corporate transactions deputy practice group leader Chris Keefe is quoted in this article for his outlook on the pipeline of M&A deals involving Massachusetts businesses, saying it’s “fuller than it’s been in several years.”

New York Stock Exchange's 'Spotify Rule' May Not Spell End of Traditional IPOs

S&P Global Market Intelligence | January 31, 2018

Washington DC public company transactions practice leader John Partigan is quoted in this article explaining Spotify’s rumored interest in “direct listing,” a seldom used method of making company stock available without the backing of Wall Street underwriters.

The State Of Post-Secondary Education in the US

New Hampshire Business Review | January 19, 2018

Manchester financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar contributed this article on the challenges facing colleges and universities.

M&A Tactics Evolve to Maintain 'Local' Rep of Small Brands

FoodDive | January 19, 2018

Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage is quoted in this article outlining how smaller brands can maintain consumer trust after they are acquired by a larger entity.

Castanea Backs Yasso to Meet Market Demand for Better-for-You Greek Yogurt

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 17, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for advising the Massachusetts-based frozen dessert maker Yasso in its deal with private equity firm Castanea Partners.

Material Adverse Change Clauses Provide Insight into Transaction Trends

Transactions Advisors | January 17, 2018

The Nixon Peabody 2017 MAC Study, which examines negotiating trends in mergers and acquisitions, is discussed in this article. Nixon Peabody’s M&A Indemnification Survey was also included in this feature.

Initial Coin Offerings Getting Increased Scrutiny by SEC

Rochester Business Journal | January 12, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker wrote this column examining SEC issues surrounding ICOs (initial coin offerings).

Evolving M&A strategies seek to preserve “local” feel of regional brands post-partnership

FoodNavigator-USA | January 10, 2018

Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage and associate Isaac Figueras are featured in this article about how national and international brands are creating new strategies to enter regional markets.

What the tax bill means for the middle market

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.

Chicago suburb follows city with securitization, bypassing junk rating

Bond Buyer | December 21, 2017

This article mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as special bankruptcy counsel to Chicago's Sales Tax Corporation.

I-66—Largest greenfield U.S. toll road

Project Finance International | December 19, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for serving as bond counsel to the private activity bonds issued by the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.

What New Brunswick companies should know about New England’s building sector

Opportunities NB Blog | December 15, 2017

This Q&A features Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe and recaps his presentation about doing business in the U.S. at Greenbuild, a conference focused on sustainable building and design.

How nation’s new tax law might affect charitable organizations

Rochester Business Journal | December 15, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, M&A and corporate transactions counsel Anita Pelletier and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about the impact of U.S. tax reform on nonprofits.

How cash-strapped Chicago snagged a triple-A rating for its new bonds

Wall Street Journal | December 03, 2017

In this article on Chicago’s $3B bond sale, New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted for advising the city.

Key Findings from 2017 Survey of M&A Indemnification Deal Terms

INSIGHTS | December 01, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s M&A Indemnification Survey is included in this feature.

Public-private partnerships see limited application in NY

Rochester Business Journal | November 17, 2017

Rochester real estate partner Bruce Baker and New York City global finance counsel Alex Yim were quoted in this feature on the increasing use of public-private partnerships to fund projects in cities across the U.S.

New York health officials OK first cross-state hospital merger

Buffalo Business First | November 16, 2017

The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.

Panel advances first cross-state hospital merger

Politico | November 16, 2017

The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.

The good and bad news about the GOP tax plan

The Real Deal | November 03, 2017

Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partner Rick Goldstein is quoted in this article discussing how the GOP’s proposed tax reform plan will affect affordable housing.

Republicans unveil their tax overhaul plan

WCVB-TV (Hearst Television Affiliate) | November 02, 2017

Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this segment about Congressional Republicans’ proposed tax code overhaul.

At this unusual startup accelerator, being gay is a prerequisite 

San Jose Mercury News | October 30, 2017

In this article about StartOut Growth Lab, the first startup accelerator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office, the firm is mentioned for its role in providing legal advice and office space.

NY MTA board weighs $573M deal to replace MetroCards

Bond Buyer | October 25, 2017

This article mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as co-bond counsel in New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s design-build agreement with Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. to replace MetroCards with a new fare payment system.

Nixon Peabody guides Keck Graduate Institute’s student housing project

Civic Business Journal | October 24, 2017

Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim is quoted in this article about a student housing development financing for Keck Graduate Institute for which Nixon Peabody served as bond counsel.

Florida utility borrowing $757 million to exit biomass power purchase contract

Bond Buyer | October 19, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as counsel to the underwriters in a deal involving the purchase of a Florida biomass facility.

Executive interview with Nixon Peabody attorney Rudy Salo

Civic Business Journal | October 16, 2017

This Q&A features Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo and highlights his educational background, career, legal practice and his outlook on the public finance sector.

Episode #799: Corporate! Income! Tax!

Planet Money by NPR | October 11, 2017

Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this podcast about the proposed changes to the corporate income tax.

Chicago lays out $3 billion sales tax securitization plans for council

Bond Buyer | October 05, 2017

In this article on Chicago’s $3 billion sales tax securitization, which the city will use in four deals over the next several years, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for serving as bond counsel.

$8 million fund for “impact investment” to debut in WNY

Buffalo Business First | September 25, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned for advising on the creation of the Western New York Impact Investment Fund. Buffalo private equity and investment funds partner Charley Jacobs was involved in the deal.

S corp or C corp? Decisions pile up when creating a startup

Rochester Business Journal | September 22, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column on early-stage legal considerations for entrepreneurs and startups.

Heavy debt crushed owners of Toys ‘R’ Us

Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2017

San Francisco financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lou Cisz is quoted in this article on the factors that led to retailer Toys ‘R’ Us’ bankruptcy filing.

Nixon Peabody's on-site incubator a boost for LGBT entrepreneurs

American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Law.com | September 14, 2017

San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor and IP counseling and transactions partner On Lu are quoted in this feature article about the StartOut Growth Lab, an LGBT startup accelerator based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.

International due diligence in cross-border franchise transactions

Franchise Law Journal | September 01, 2017

Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Kendal Tyre, public company transactions associate Pierce Han and IP litigation associate Nia Newton authored this article about the due-diligence first steps that franchising systems should take when expanding internationally.

If John Hancock becomes independent, it'll need its next David D’Alessandro

Boston Business Journal | July 17, 2017

In this article about a potential report about John Hancock being spun off from Manulife, Boston public company transactions partner Kelly Babson is quoted discussing what Manulife will need to have a successful IPO if it goes that route vs. a spinoff.

4 M&A partners join Nixon Peabody’s new N.C. office

Law360 | July 17, 2017

The article focuses on the arrival of M&A and corporate transactions partners John Erwin Brian Brown, Angie Cottrell and Isabelle de Smedt, and paralegal Patricia Harris as well as the firm’s Raleigh office.

Navy SEALS storm Newfound Lake for military fundraiser

The Union Leader (Manchester, NH) | July 15, 2017

This article is about the inaugural Swim With A Mission fundraiser organized by Private equity and investment funds leader and Manchester partner Phil Taub. The event raised money for various military charities.  Many Nixon Peabody attorneys and staff participated and volunteered at the event.

Nixon Peabody opens in North Carolina with K&L Gates hires

American Lawyer | July 10, 2017

The following coverage is about the arrival of M&A and corporate transactions partners John Erwin, Brian Brown, Angie Cottrell and Isabelle De Smedt to Nixon Peabody’s new Raleigh, North Carolina office.

Changing landscapes

Long Island Business News | July 07, 2017

Long Island health care partner Allan Cohen provides commentary about how emerging food companies can find investors in this article about the changing landscape of food retailers in Long Island.

Lehman judge signs off on MBS claims estimation deal

Law360 | July 06, 2017

This article notes New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy group senior counsel Dennis Drebsky for representing Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. in an ongoing settlement with Lehman Brothers.

Dodd-Frank leaves muddle on forced arbitration of whistleblower claims

Reuters | July 05, 2017

San Francisco labor and employment partner Bonnie Glatzer is quoted in this article about whether whistleblowers are entitled to sue their employers under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions.

Lehman throws support behind RMBS settlement

Law360 | July 03, 2017

New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy group senior counsel Dennis Drebsky is mentioned in this article for representing Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. in a settlement with Lehman Brothers.

What’s Market: 2017 Mid-Year Trends in Large Cap and Middle Market Loan Terms

Thomson Reuters Practical Law | July 01, 2017

New York Banking & Finance partner Alexandra Margolis provides commentary on 2017 loan market trends in large cap and middle-market loan terms. Click here to read the full article.

Law firm lends office space support to new LGBTQ startout lab

San Francisco Chronicle | June 25, 2017

San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor is quoted throughout this feature about the San Francisco office’s StartOut Growth Lab. The article highlights the program, the reasons behind it, and the collaboration between Nixon Peabody and StartOut.

4 key elements supply chain managers should bear in mind when reviewing commercial contracts

Supply Chain Management Review | June 19, 2017

Boston M&A and corporate transactions partner Haydon Keitner authored this column about four things supply chain managers should consider when reviewing commercial contracts.

Crowdfunding your startup guide to EB-5 financing for startups

Medium | May 25, 2017

San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jinjian Huang and associate Sterling Chan co-authored this column about how startups can leverage the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as a source of financing.

Start Out partners with Nixon Peabody for first-ever diversity-focused law accelerator

Nibletz: The Voice of Startups Everywhere Else | April 26, 2017

San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor is quoted in this article about the new StartOut Growth Lab in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.

Supreme Court decides how far patent laws can reach

Rochester Business Journal | April 21, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.

What’s up with this M&A materiality scrape?

Bloomberg Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report | April 03, 2017

Boston M&A and corporate transactions partner Haydon Keitner authored this column about materiality scrapes in M&A agreements.

An executive interview with Danny Kim

Civic Business Journal | April 03, 2017

This Q&A with Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim highlights why he made the move to Nixon Peabody as well as his legal background and interests.

Cosi files new creditor-backed reorganization plan

Law360 | March 24, 2017

Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington is mentioned in this article as representing the creditors in Cosi Inc.’s new Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

SJC decision on EMC lawsuit could have broad implications for Mass. Boards

Boston Globe | March 23, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Eric Walz, commercial litigation partner George Skelly and M&A and corporate transactions senior counsel Bill Kelly provided insight about how legal decisions can have broader business implications for clients in this article about a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision involving former EMC corporation chief executive Joe Tucci and EMC’s shareholders.

Opportunistic deals lead the leveraged loan market to a strong start in 2017

Bloomberg Law BNA’s Banking Report | March 20, 2017

New York Banking & Finance partner Alexandra Margolis contributed this article about her outlook on the leveraged loan market for 2017. Click here to read the full article.

Before acquiring a firm, check its cybersecurity setup

Rochester Business Journal | March 17, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cybersecurity due diligence.

Recent merger ruling is good for Massachusetts directors

Law360 | March 17, 2017

Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, M&A and corporate transactions senior counsel William Kelly and government investigations and white collar defense associate Eric Walz contributed this article about the Massachusetts SJC’s guidance regarding fiduciary duties of directors of publicly traded Massachusetts corporations.

Cyberthreats looming

Providence Business News | March 17, 2017

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column about the types of evolving cyber threats facing businesses and consumers.

Evaluating SEC Plan For New Municipal Issuer Disclosures

Law360 | March 13, 2017

Public finance partners Julie Seymour (Chicago), Liz Columbo (New York) and Dan Deaton (Los Angeles) published a contributed article on the SEC’s proposed amendment to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-12 and what it could mean for market participants.

3 Firms Steer $1B Real Estate Portfolio Deals Through Feb.

Law360 | March 09, 2017

Boston M&A and corporate transactions partners Linda Ji and Jack Fainberg were noted as representing Chinese companies Cindat Capital Management Ltd. and Union Life Insurance Co. in a joint venture to invest $930 million in a real estate portfolio held by U.S. health care company Welltower Inc. The full deal team included partners Allen Lynch, Colette Dafoe, and Sean Clancy, and associates Dustin Hawks, Julia Walcott, and Alexander Rosso.

Kang’s take: How does private equity connect with millennials?

The Wall Street Journal | March 07, 2017

A Nixon Peabody Hot Topics event is mentioned in this article about how private equity firms can unlock the untapped potential of the consumer and retail sector by connecting with millenials and capitalizing on their preferences.

Volhard returns to Debevoise

Private Equity Manager | March 05, 2017

This roundup of recent executive moves features the appointment of Chicago public company transactions partner David Brown to managing partner of the Chicago office.

Catching too many “CABs”?

The Bond Lawyer | March 01, 2017

Los Angeles public finance counsel Heather White authored this article about general obligation capital appreciation bonds (CABs) issued by California and Texas school districts.

Wheelchair Superhero

NBC Boston & New England Cable News | January 27, 2017

This media clip highlights the Wheelchair Man book launch party hosted at the Nixon Peabody Boston office and features pro bono client, Mohammed Sayed (AKA Wheelchair Man). Boston IP counseling & transactions partner David Resnick and public company transactions associate Tevia Pollard helped Mohammed create his new non-profit RimPower.

3rd Circ. Rules Car Shippers Immune From Antitrust Suit

Law360 | January 19, 2017

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about a decision by the 3rd Circuit to dismiss litigation against international shipping companies in a price fixing case.

People on the Move

Boston Business Journal | January 19, 2017

The arrival of new Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of business movers and shakers.

People Movers

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 19, 2017

The arrival of Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of people on the move.

Recent Trends in Incremental Loan Facilities

Lexis Practice Advisor | January 11, 2017

New York City Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column discussing trends in incremental loan facilities. Click here to read the full article.

Finra targets firms hiring brokers with checkered pasts

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.

2017 M&A Outlook Clouded By Shifting Political Environment

Law360 | January 02, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s 15th Annual MAC Survey is mentioned in this article focused on the M&A outlook in 2017.

MA survey reflects optimism

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.

Shippers slam feds' brief in 3rd Circ. antitrust row

Law360 | December 09, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about arguments arising after a U.S. District judge’s decision in an a matter involving international maritime shippers.

Shipping Act Allows State Antitrust Claims, Fed. Agency Says

Law360 | December 02, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about multidistrict litigation involving several international shipping companies.

Attorneys published in International Franchising 2016

Nassau Guardian | November 30, 2016

Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre is mentioned in this article announcing the publication of “International Financing 2016:  Legal and Business Considerations.” Kendal developed the reference guide with more than 70 attorneys from around the world.

3rd Circ. could clarify preemption in shipping antitrust suit

Law360 | November 17, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in a matter being considered today by the Third Circuit as to whether international ocean shipping companies are liable in a lawsuit brought by purchasers who accuse these companies of price fixing for vehicle transport.

Directors’ fiduciary duties come into focus at year-end

Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Isaac Figueras authored this column about the fiduciary duties of boards of directors at year end.

Persistent Energy Ghana raises $1.5 million to support distribution of solar home systems in Ghana

Tech Moran | November 01, 2016

This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters | October 14, 2016

This news brief notes Rochester M&A and corporate transaction counsel Ron Fondiller’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.

On the Move

The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | October 07, 2016

This news brief includes the arrival of Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Ron Fondiller, who is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Constellation Brands’ wine and spirits division.

A Slow and Steady Approach for Nixon Peabody

Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016

China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.

Vendere impianti, attrezzature e macchinari in USA... come minimizzare, l’esposizione alle passività fiscali, le vendite

Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | October 01, 2016

Article by Charles Bernardini and Frank Emmons on sales tax and use tax issues facing foreign companies selling and installing manufacturing equipment in the United States.

Nixon Peabody Adds Corporate Partner in Rochester, NY

Law360 | September 28, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage.

Seed Co. Settlement Sends Warning Signal To Exporters

Law360 | September 20, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.

Export Agroalimentare Negli USA

Gazzetta di Parma | September 06, 2016

Partner Charles Bernardini is included in this article on a discussion of exporting food and beverage products to the United States.

Cloud Computing Service Details Require Careful Negotiation

Rochester Business Journal | August 19, 2016

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column that discusses cloud service agreements.

Kat Murphy Fulfilled by Mental Challenge of Practicing Law

The Daily Record | August 11, 2016

Rochester corporate transactions associate Kat Murphy is profiled in this article.

Detroit's $615m bond deal helped by market, held back by Michigan

Debtwire | July 29, 2016

Bankruptcy and financial restructuring partner Robert Christmas provides commentary in this feature story focused on Detroit's financial strength.

Nextperts: Why new crowdfunding rules matter

Democrat & Chronicle | July 25, 2016

Rochester public company transactions partner Deborah McLean and associate Brian Becker co-authored this column about the new Regulation Crowdfunding rules.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016

This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | July 19, 2016

This column notes that Washington, DC, public company transactions associate Pierce Han has been elected vice president of membership of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington.

Courts Are Looking Closely At Section 546(e) Application

Law360 | July 08, 2016

Boston Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington authored this piece that discusses decisions suggesting that recipients of payments on securities and debt instruments have to carefully consider how broadly a court will apply the Section 546(e) safe harbor to protect these payments from avoidance and recovery by a bankruptcy trustee.

New York's craft beverage industry moves forward

Buffalo Law Journal | July 04, 2016

Food, Beverage & Agriculture team members New York City associate Jackie Sudano and Rochester associate Joe Carello provide commentary in this in-depth feature article that looks at the current state of New York’s craft beverage industry.

DoD Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Unclassified Covered Defense Information

Government Contracting Law Report | July 01, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Vincent Napoleon and associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column discussing steps being taken by the Department of Defense to minimize vulnerabilities and the impact of cyberattacks against defense contractors.

Contacts

Stephen D. Zubiago

Partner
Department Head, Business & Finance

szubiago@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 401-454-1017

  • Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 as a national Tier 1 leader for Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Public Finance Law; and Tax Law, as well as metropolitan Tier 1 leader in Administrative / Regulatory Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Public Finance Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; and Tax Law, in various cities throughout the U.S.
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