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

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.

N.H. bill sent to governor puts new weight behind parts statute, DOI stance, includes aftermarket ban for violators

Repairer Driven News (RDN) | June 15, 2016

M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jim Hatem provided commentary for this article on the proposed New Hampshire bill formalizing a DOI stance on new-vehicle aftermarket parts as law and putting some serious teeth into an existing parts disclosure statute.

Career Tracker

Reuters Legal | June 08, 2016

The arrival of Rochester securities counsel Christine Westbrook is highlighted in this column.

Attorneys see relaxing NYS 'blue law' as a lift for business

Buffalo Business First | June 08, 2016

New York City associate Jackie Sudano is quoted in this article discussing New York State’s blue laws.

Nixon Peabody lures back lawyer to lead funds practice

Boston Business Journal | June 02, 2016

This article highlights Boston partner and Fund Formation practice group leader Kari Harris’s return to Nixon Peabody.

Ransomware is Rampant & Your Risk Analysis Might Save You

Health Information Compliance Alert | June 01, 2016

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article focused on the results of a new study highlighting a new trend toward specialized data breach insurance policies.

The dealmaker behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fisher Family partnership

Art Daily | May 16, 2016

This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.

Bruegger's Moving Toward Sale

Rochester Business Journal | April 29, 2016

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio is quoted in this article about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court sale of Flour City Bagels LLC.

After Bankruptcies, Murky Future for California POBs

The Bond Buyer | April 28, 2016

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted extensively throughout this article about the future of pension obligation bonds in California in the wake of the San Bernardino and Stockton bankruptcies.

LLCs should carefully choose an incentive compensation plan

Rochester Business Journal | April 15, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Brian Mahoney authored this column in which they explore tax considerations around equity-based compensation plans.

Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Winston & Strawn Deals Pro

Law360 | March 30, 2016

The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Senior Bank Management

Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | March 21, 2016

Chicago partner Susan Feibus authored this column about important considerations for financial institutions to take in terms of policies and procedures that address the cyber threat environment and resilience to cyber attacks.

In All Seriousness...Contracts Are Unintentionally Funny & Oddly Bizarre

The Deal | March 15, 2016

Private equity partner and Manchester managing partner Andrew Share authored this piece that recaps a top 15 list of actual contract provisions and contract negotiations that highlight some bad examples of what, no doubt, were well meaning intentions.

N.Y. takes aim against transgender discrimination in the workplace

Rochester Business Journal | March 11, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Kim Harding co-authored this law column discussing transgender discrimination issues in the workplace.

Bond Lawyers Blast Proposed Political Subdivision Rules

The Bond Buyer | March 10, 2016

Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted in this article focused on the proposed political subdivision rules put forth by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.

Former Apple Supplier GTAT Gets Nod On Ch. 11 Plan

Law360 | March 09, 2016

The following coverage notes that GT Advanced Technologies Inc. can leave Chapter 11 with a reorganization plan that puts its exit lender in control of the reorganized business. Manchester Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar is identified as debtor counsel.

GT Advanced Technologies set to emerge from court protection

The Deal | March 09, 2016

This coverage notes that GT Advanced Technologies Inc. can leave Chapter 11 with a reorganization plan that puts its exit lender in control of the reorganized business. Manchester Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar is identified as debtor counsel.

New York State Proposed Rule Regulating Transaction Monitoring By Banks, Check Cashers and Money Transmitters

The CLS Blue Sky Blog | March 07, 2016

New York City Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman authored this piece about the proposed rule by the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) adding potential New York State criminal liability to the burdens of chief compliance officers of New York chartered banks, trust companies, savings banks, and savings and loan associations, among others.

Contenzioso commerciale negli Stati Uniti d'America – Italia. Rifiuto di testimoniare

Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 01, 2016

Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.

Law360 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Law360 | February 29, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is highlighted in this article as part of Law 360’s 2016 International Trade editorial advisory board.

Should Apple Release its Data to the FBI?

WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | February 26, 2016

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in a segment about the battle between Apple and the FBI about the potential access to user data.

INSIGHTS: Outlook for the U.S. Leveraged Loan Market in 2016

Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | February 22, 2016

New York Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column providing an overview of the 2016 leveraged loan market. Click here to read the full article.

FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this column on steps the Food and Drug Administration is taking to define “natural” on food labels in the changing landscape of food ingredient and production.

Cyber Resolutions for 2016

Providence Business News | February 08, 2016

Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing steps organizations can take to promote a data secure environment.

Grocers start to wilt under competitive pressures

The Deal | February 05, 2016

Boston Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Rick Pedone provides commentary in this feature story on the state of the supermarket industry in light of a number of brands shuttering outlets.

People on the Move

Boston Business Journal | February 01, 2016

Boston Global Finance practice and Corporate Trust partner Catherine Ng is included in the latest “People on the Move” section for her election to the partnership.

Nixon Peabody Promotes NLSIU grad Richa Naujoks to Partnership

Bar & Bench | February 01, 2016

This feature article highlights New York City securities partner Richa Naujoks’ election to the partnership. The article discusses Richa’s practice and also links to the Nixon Peabody 2016 Partner Class video.

Enact Security Policy to Avoid Legal Woes after a Breach

Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.

Nixon Peabody Adds Tax Partner from Squire Patton

Law360 | January 15, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, securities partner Sean Clancy.

Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.

North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor

New York Times | January 14, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.

Life Cycle Approach to Data Rights Can Help Contractors

Law360 | January 14, 2016

Boston IP Counseling & Transactions counsel David Crosby and Washington, DC, associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column regarding implications arising from the 2015 Army Data & Data Rights Guide for military service professionals and other contractors.

What Banks Should Fear In 2016

Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 08, 2016

This piece, which describes the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness, features commentary from Susan.

Rekordår för köp göder Wall Street (Record Year for Acquisitions is Feeding Wall Street)

Dagens Industry (Sweden) | December 28, 2015

New York City corporate attorney Hanna Jackson provides third-party commentary in this feature story on the 2015 calendar year on Wall Street.

Not Your Grandfather's Municipal Market: Investors Eye Recovery Value

Forbes | December 22, 2015

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas provides third-party commentary on efforts by investors to emphasize recovery values in their credit work.

Problems in DOD Plan to Reduce TINA Regulatory Actions

Law360 | December 21, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts group Vincent Napoleon and Washington, DC, associate Nia Newton co-authored this column on the latest proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement seeking to reduce unnecessary and repeated submissions of certified costs or pricing data pursuant to the Truth in Negotiation Act.

Private Fund Regulation in 2015—SEC Levels Up

Law360 | December 18, 2015

Boston partner and deputy chairman of the Private Investment Fund Disputes team Stephen LaRose and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns co-authored this article. The piece discusses how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s focus on private fund advisers has shifted from learning and information gathering to examination and enforcement activity.

Nixon Peabody: MAC Survey shows ‘cautious optimism’

Daily Record | December 17, 2015

This article discusses the key findings in Nixon Peabody’s 14th Annual MAC Survey.

Engaging with activist investors may be best approach

Rochester Business Journal | December 11, 2015

Rochester Securities partner Deborah McLean provides third-party commentary in this feature article on how public companies can deal with activist shareholders.

Can Government Force Private Companies to Decode Encrypted Messages for Law Enforcement?

Law360 | November 24, 2015

Susan authored this column discussing whether the government can force private companies to decode encrypted messages for law enforcement.

Business Lunch: Data Privacy

WJAR-TV | November 19, 2015

In this live, in-studio segment, Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard, a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, discusses key data privacy and security issues.

SEC's Next Move on Conflict Minerals Rule Could Open a Pandora's Box

Compliance Week | November 17, 2015

Boston Securities partner Kelly Babson provides third-party commentary in this feature article on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s embattled Conflict Minerals Rule.

This Week's Deals

The Recorder | November 05, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.

Recent Trends In Incremental Loan Facilities

Law360 | November 02, 2015

New York City Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column discussing trends in incremental loan facilities.

Credit Agricole Settlement Is Warning To Foreign Cos.

Law360 | November 02, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, business department law clerk Anjali Vohra authored this column discussing a U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control settlement underscoring the high compliance expectations placed on firms, the benefit of timely and complete voluntary self-disclosures and the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. sanctions program.

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

Law360 | November 02, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.

Rainmakers Who Always Shine

Diversity & the Bar | November 01, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Vince Napoleon, who leads the firm’s government contracts team, is profiled in this special section.

HK intends to create an online platform for house co-purchases

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues with online money raising platforms in Hong Kong.

HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues surrounding P2P lending.

World Bank Tries Procurement Reform to Cut Corruption Risk

Compliance Week | October 14, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon provides commentary in this piece on changes to the World Bank’s policies and procedures that will make the procurement process more consistent, transparent, and streamlined.

Protect your consumers' privacy from mass telemarketing

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2015

This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.

Think NLRB Rules Don't Apply to You? Think Again

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

Rochester Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding authored this column discussing increased enforcement actions by the National Labor Relations Board, the resulting litigation and how employers should comply.

Hopping Business

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello and Rochester Corporate Transactions associate Brian Mahoney are extensively quoted in this cover story on how craft breweries are acting as economic drivers and some of the challenges these growing businesses face.

Public-Private Partnerships—Is This a New Concept in Government Contracting?

Government Contracting Law Report | September 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon authored this column discussing the future of public-private partnerships (“P3s”) in government contracting. Washington, DC, department attorney Diana Vilmenay co-authored the column.

Navigating Gender Bias on the Road to Professional Success

Attorney at Law Magazine (Chicago) | September 01, 2015

Chicago partner Al Harris is profiled in this story with his wife, Andrea S. “Andie” Kramer. Al and Andie are committed to correcting the disparity in the career achievement gap between women and men. Al and Andie’s collaboration on the forthcoming book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, is noted.

New Identity Theft Protection Law Receiving Mixed Reviews

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 31, 2015

Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article discussing the Identity Theft Protection Act, which governs the steps businesses and other entities must take to prevent the theft of personal information like Social Security and credit card numbers.

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