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

JustCause honors six with McKnight Award

The Daily Record | April 28, 2022

This article features Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Katie Baynes, who will be honored by JustCause with the William E. McKnight Award, given annually to volunteer attorneys whose pro bono service reflects the commitment to equal justice. JustCause, which works with partners in the Rochester Legal Services Coalition to ensure there are no unmet civil legal needs of low-income residents, will recognize Katie “for her willingness to go above and beyond to assist survivors of domestic violence.”

Ask the Experts: Defined contribution plan amendments and telemedicine coverage

Employee Benefit Plan Review | April 26, 2022

In the latest installment of their “Ask the Experts” column, Corporate partners Damian Myers in Washington, DC and Yelena Gray in Chicago, and associate Lena Gionnette in Rochester—all of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team—discuss the legal changes that necessitate amendments to defined contribution plans, along with the extension of telemedicine coverage in 2022.

Variety's Legal Impact Report 2022: Top attorneys winning cases and making deals in Hollywood

Variety | April 20, 2022

This report, featuring the top entertainment attorneys making a significant impact on the industry, includes Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler. The article highlights Ellie’s representation of top-earning content creators, athletes, and others, as well as her strong background in licensing.

'Significant jump' in client inquiries leads to new diversity practice at Nixon Peabody

The American Lawyer | April 18, 2022

This article features the launch of NP’s cross-industry DEI Strategic Services group, developed to help clients advance comprehensive DEI strategies and address systemic challenges. The article quotes the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar, as well as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Rekha Chiruvolu.

'Burying the hatchet': Law firms find good reason to court 'boomerang' partners

The American Lawyer | April 11, 2022

This article covering a trend of attorneys returning to their prior firms features NP for the firm’s recent “boomerangs.” The story quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago and Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier for context on the trend, and also quotes New York Corporate partner Kevin Grant related to his recent move back to NP.

Nixon Peabody creates DEI advisement group

Law360 | April 08, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Has the gas-powered vehicle addiction finally reached a tipping point?

Forbes | April 06, 2022

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article discussing the future of transportation needs, and whether record-setting gas prices could help break our reliance on combustible-engine cars and end our dependency on personal vehicles.

Deported man urges justices to review unfair deadline

Law360 | April 05, 2022

This article mentions New York Corporate counsel Chris Desiderio and Boston Privacy & Technology counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero for their pro bono representation of a Salvadoran man who is asking the US Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reconsider his decades-old deportation order.

US sanctions against Russia intensified after Russia attack on Ukraine

Der Zoll-Profi! | April 01, 2022

Boston Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and counsel David Crosby contributed this article to a leading German-language trade publication discussing the impact of recent sanctions.

Equitable solutions

InnovateLI | April 01, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | April 01, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Women of Excellence honorees announced

Rochester Business Journal | March 31, 2022

This article names Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green as a recipient of the publication’s “Women of Excellence” awards for 2022. In addition, sister publication The New York Daily Record published an article noting that Lori is one of 11 local lawyers being recognized among the “Women of Excellence” honorees.

NP launches DEI Strategic Services group

Long Island Business News | March 31, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Nixon Peabody launches DEI Strategic Services group

The New York Daily Record | March 31, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Power Lawyers 2022: Hollywood's top 100 attorneys

The Hollywood Reporter | March 30, 2022

Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler is featured for being named one of the top 100 attorneys in the entertainment industry, discussing a handful of her impactful matters from this past year that include advising actress and influencer Emily Ratajkowski in the sale of an NFT at Christie’s and advising TikTok star Addison Rae in her transition to film projects with top studios.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | March 28, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the return of Los Angeles Entertainment partner Carron Joan Mitchell to NP and the appointment of Boston Corporate partner Rick Pedone as leader of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy team.

People on the move

Crain’s New York Business | March 28, 2022

New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Dan Belostock are featured in this article for their recent arrival to NP, noting their focus on middle-market M&A and private equity transactions and providing additional detail on their practices.

People on the move in public finance

The Bond Buyer | March 25, 2022

This roundup of notable moves in the public finance sector includes the arrival of Chicago Project Finance &emp; Public Finance counsel Sharone Levy to NP, highlighting her practice and past experiences.

Russian counter-sanctions: Time to review the supply chain (again)

Export Compliance Manager | March 25, 2022

This article covering Russia’s curbs on the import and export of certain goods quotes Boston Corporate partner Alexandra López-Casero and counsel David Crosby on the supply chain impacts of these counter-sanctions, along with recommendations for export compliance managers and companies that deal with Russian raw materials.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago Business | March 21, 2022

This roundup of notable Chicago-area moves and promotions includes the arrival of Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance counsel Sharone Levy to NP. The article provides a brief description of Sharone’s practice and past experiences.

Movers & Shakers: DLA pair joins Nixon Peabody

The Deal | March 10, 2022

New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Daniel Belostock are featured in this column for their move to Nixon Peabody, mentioning their practice focus areas as well as details from prior work experience and education. The article notes that Kevin returns to NP after beginning his career at the firm as an associate.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | March 10, 2022

The following news coverage features the arrival of New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Daniel Belostock to Nixon Peabody, mentioning that Kevin returns to NP after beginning his career at the firm as an associate.

On the move

New York Law Journal | March 09, 2022

The following news coverage features the arrival of New York City Corporate partners Kevin Grant and Daniel Belostock to Nixon Peabody, mentioning that Kevin returns to NP after beginning his career at the firm as an associate.

Billion-dollar deal will cement an Illinois healthcare merger

The Bond Buyer | March 08, 2022

This article on a $1 billion financing deal that further advances NorthShore University Health System’s merger with Edward-Elmhurst Health mentions NP as borrower’s counsel. Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance partner Julie Seymour represented NorthShore University Health System on the deal.

Puerto Rico's restructured bonds will be exempt, and provide fresh high-yield liquidity

The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2022

This article on Puerto Rico’s restructured general obligation bonds mentions NP for the firm’s determination that the bonds will be tax-exempt. The NP team is comprised of New York City partners Virginia Wong, Ken Lind, and Liz Columbo, and associate Sebastian Torres; Washington, DC partners Mitch Rapaport and Carla Young; and Los Angeles partner Angelica Valencia, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Ask the Experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | March 01, 2022

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, expand on the new requirements for group health plans regarding direct and indirect compensation disclosure, as well as the importance of plan committees engaging an investment advisor for retirement plans.

Blazing grass: Financial restructuring and bankruptcy issues in cannabis

Journal of Bankruptcy Law | March 01, 2022

Chicago Corporate counsel Scott Alsterda contributed this article on the unique challenges that face cannabis companies experiencing financial insolvency and potential non-bankruptcy alternatives available to them.

Leveraging infrastructure cash for carbon transport projects

Law360 | March 01, 2022

New York partner and co-leader of the Energy and Infrastructure Projects team Ellen Friedman and Washington, DC associate Ben Reiter, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, contributed this article discussing the new Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (CIFIA) program included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is a first-of-its-kind program in the carbon capture and sequestration space.

More than a sky-high dream: Making flying cars part of our future transportation infrastructure

Forbes | February 28, 2022

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how the future of flying cars could really take off if we start planning now for the infrastructure that will enable this future mode of transportation.

Market sectors and segments pointed volume down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | February 25, 2022

The article on the state of the municipal bond markets mentions NP for serving as bond counsel on the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority’s $1.24 billion payroll mobility tax senior lean deal for MTA Bridges and Tunnels. The NP team included New York partners Liz Columbo, Ken Lind, Adam Gordon, Chris Reitzel, and counsel Abigail Olsen, and Washington DC partner Carla Young, all of the Project Finance and Public Finance group.

Addison Rae signs on to Fashionista at Paramount Players

Deadline | February 22, 2022

This article on Addison Rae signing on to her next big studio film, Paramount Players’ “Fashionista,” mentions NP for representing the top influencer and entertainer. Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment practice leader Ellie Heisler represented Rae on this matter.

On the move

The New York Daily Record | February 16, 2022

Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Lori Bowman and Matt Carrigg and Corporate partner Isaac Figueras, all of Rochester, are featured in this column of notable promotions and moves for their elevations as part of the firm’s new partner class.

Santee Cooper approves $1.3 billion tender, exchange bond refunding

The Bond Buyer | February 09, 2022

This article on Santee Cooper’s board approving a $1.3 billion tender and exchange bond refunding mentions the firm for serving as disclosure counsel. The NP team representing the South Carolina-owned utility company includes partners Liz Columbo, Virginia Wong, and Barry Rothchild of New York, Mitch Rapaport of Washington, DC, and New York counsel Abigail Olsen and associate Sebastian Torres-Rodriguez, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group. Washington, DC Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer and Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton assisted with the analysis of securities laws related to the tender and exchange.

People on the move in public finance

The Bond Buyer | February 08, 2022

This rundown of industry moves and promotions highlights the elevation of Washington, DC Project Finance & Public Finance partner Joel Swearingen as part of NP’s 2022 new partner class.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefits Plan Review | February 08, 2022

In the newest installment of their Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, discuss the competitive bid process that benefit plan administrators should routinely conduct to evaluate service providers, along with the deficient COBRA election notices that are fueling an uptick in litigation.

Appointments

The Washington Post | February 07, 2022

This column of noteworthy regional hires and promotions mentions Corporate partner Pierce Han and Project Finance & Public Finance partner Joel Swearingen, both of the Washington, DC office, for their recent promotions to partner.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 03, 2022

This roundup of notable legal moves features Healthcare partner April Schweitzer, Global Finance partner Joshua Scarborough, and Complex Disputes partners Elizabeth Zamora Meraz and Bill Kirby for their promotions to partner, noting areas of focus for each attorney.

Rising stars: Nixon Peabody, Duane Morris add to partner ranks

The Deal | February 01, 2022

This article on notable legal moves and hires in the M&A space features Rochester partner Isaac Figueras and Washington, DC partner Pierce Han, both of the Corporate group, for their promotions to partner, noting their legal practices and some of their recent prominent deals

People on the move

People on the move | January 31, 2022

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins to the firm, mentioning his practice focus as well as his previous role as in-house counsel for a multinational building products manufacturing company.

Legal experts don't expect recreational marijuana to replace medical cannabis in New York State

Rochester Business Journal | January 21, 2022

Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green is quoted throughout this special report for her thought leadership on how New York’s legalization of recreational cannabis sales may affect the state’s medical marijuana industry.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 21, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry moves highlights the arrival of Chicago Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins to NP, mentioning the focus of his practice and his previous role as in-house counsel for James Hardie Industries.

Tick TOC

P3 Bulletin | January 19, 2022

This article, covering the potential impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act on transit-oriented development, quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin on the opportunity for more transit-adjacent investment and the sectors for which government financing may be in high demand.

Movers & shakers

The Deal | January 13, 2022

This column of notable hires and moves in the M&A and corporate space features Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins and Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar, both in Chicago, for their move to the firm. The article also notes their previous in-house roles and the strategic counsel they will provide to clients.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | January 13, 2022

This roundup of notable hires and moves in the legal industry includes Chicago Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins for his move to the firm, noting his previous role as assistant general counsel at multi-national building products manufacturer James Hardie Industries.

LADWP expected to see strong demand despite spring downgrade, controversies

The Bond Buyer | January 12, 2022

This article on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s issuance of power system revenue bonds mentions NP for the work by San Francisco partner Graham Beck and Los Angeles partner Danny Kim, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, for serving as disclosure counsel.

Virginia toll road refinancing bonds

Inframation News | January 11, 2022

This article on the refinancing of Elizabeth River Crossings’ bonds, which were used to modernize a river tunnel system in Virginia, mentions the firm for the work by New York City partners Virginia Wong and Roddy Devlin and Washington, DC partner Mitch Rapaport, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, for serving as bond counsel.

Rising interest rates tops list of muni concerns in 2022

The Bond Buyer | January 11, 2022

This article on the biggest concerns facing the public finance industry in 2022 quotes Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo for his outlook on possibly seeing much more taxable debt related to infrastructure, depending on whether interest rates go up and by how much.

Granite Recovery Centers acquired by Texas company

New Hampshire Union Leader | January 05, 2022

This article on BayMark Health Services’ acquisition of Granite Recovery Centers mentions NP for the work by Manchester partner and Private Equity practice leader Phil Taub, Washington DC partner and Tax practice co-leader Sean Clancy, and New York City partner Rachel Pugliese and associate Shaziah Singh, all of the Corporate group, for advising Granite Recovery Centers.

Transportation legislation and regulation to watch in 2022

Law360 | January 03, 2022

This article, focusing on major developments and notable trends in the year ahead, quotes New York Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his outlook on President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and how fast its various funding programs can be deployed.

Five private equity trends to watch in 2022

Law360 | January 03, 2022

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley is quoted in this article for her outlook on several trends in the private equity space including potential changes to the tax code, a continued focus on the tech and healthcare IT sectors, and how target companies approach environmental, social, and governance issues.

Ask the experts: COVID-19 coverage requirements; changes to the EPCRS program

Employee Benefit Plan Review | January 01, 2022

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, describe several requirements related to COVID-19 that still apply to group health plans, along with recent changes to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System for correcting retirement plan administrative errors.

Why the future of transportation needs a national investment in broadband infrastructure

Forbes | December 30, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how the broadband infrastructure funding that’s included in the recently signed bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will accelerate the future of mobility. Rudy also discusses the potential legal issues, including privacy and data security, that will need to be addressed before new transportation technologies such as driverless cars become mainstream.

Team from Nixon Peabody helps surgical practice expand

Rochester Business Journal | December 30, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci for leading the all-female team that advised NYBG. Lori is also quoted on how the transaction could serve as a blueprint for other medical practices looking to affiliate with a management services organization and expand. The NP team also included Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski, and Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group.

Facial Recognition Systems Regulation: Outlook for 2022

Bloomberg Law | December 23, 2021

Washington, DC Intellectual Property associate Palash Basu and Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, deputy leader of NP’s Cybersecurity & Privacy team, co-authored this article looking at potential facial recognition regulation in the year ahead, while also highlighting recent developments in this area.

BayMark Health expands SUD treatment footprint with purchase of Granite Recovery Centers

Behavioral Health Business | December 23, 2021

This article on BayMark Health Services’ acquisition of Granite Recovery Centers mentions NP for the work by Manchester partner and Private Equity practice leader Phil Taub, Washington DC partner and Tax practice co-leader Sean Clancy, and New York City partner Rachel Pugliese and associate Shaziah Singh, all of the Corporate group, for advising Granite Recovery Centers.

Bariatric practice expands into Oklahoma, Arkansas

Long Island Business News | December 16, 2021

This feature article, focusing on NP client New York Bariatric Group’s expansion into Oklahoma and Arkansas, includes Long Island Healthcare partner Michele Masucci and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for leading the team that advised NYBG. Michele is also quoted on our firm’s work with NYBG. The NP team also included Long Island associate Jennifer Greco and New York associate Jena Grady, both in the Healthcare group; and Rochester Corporate associate Jennifer Jovcevski.

Stepping up

Chicago Lawyer | December 16, 2021

This feature article on NP’s new Chicago office extensively quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the space’s welcoming design and collaborative layout, as well as our firm’s focus on excellent client service and the wellbeing of our people.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): Are they a way for celebrities to reclaim their image?

Corporate Counsel | December 08, 2021

Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler is quoted in this article about IP considerations related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and how these digital assets can facilitate creators to have a greater stake and consideration in the use of their name, image, and likeness. The story uses the example of NP client Emily Ratajkowski to illustrate how a public figure can utilize NFTs to help reclaim and/or monetize their own image.

A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be a Mergers and Acquisitions Expert?

Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love Podcast | December 06, 2021

In this podcast episode, M&A partner Philip Taub discusses his career path, and how he has focused his strengths, talents, and skills in a profession he feels passionate about.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | December 06, 2021

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Global Finance associate Joseph Pesa to the firm and includes a brief description of his practice.

Deal Watch: Private equity hits new heights

The American Lawyer | November 22, 2021

This article on the surge in private equity deals includes NP for advising the owners of skin care brand Obagi in its $1.2 billion business combination agreement with Waldencast Acquisition Corp. and the spinoff of Obagi’s operations in China.

The NP team was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm's China and Asia-Pacific practice, and New York City Corporate partners Michael Smith and Richard Langan. The team that advised Obagi also included Chicago Corporate partner David Brown, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington, DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Antitrust team leader Gordon Lang, and Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Kenneth Silverberg. Other members of the team included Boston Corporate associate Anthony Bova and Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang.

Four firms lead three-way SPAC to create new beauty platform

Bloomberg Law | November 18, 2021

This article covering a roughly $1.2 billion merger of skin care and beauty brands with a special purpose acquisition company mentions NP for advising the owners of skin care brand Obagi in its business combination agreement with Waldencast Acquisition Corp. and the spinoff of Obagi's operations in China.

The NP team was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm's China and Asia-Pacific practice, and New York City Corporate partners Michael Smith and Richard Langan. The team that advised Obagi also included Chicago Corporate partner David Brown, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington, DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Antitrust team leader Gordon Lang, and Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Kenneth Silverberg. Other members of the team included Boston Corporate associate Anthony Bova and Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | November 01, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, outline the legal considerations for employers implementing COVID-19 vaccine incentives or surcharges; new fee disclosure requirements for health and welfare plan brokers; and best practices for plan sponsors when restating their pre-approved documents to the IRS.

2021 Intellectual Property Power List

The Daily Record | October 29, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk has been named to the publication’s “Intellectual Property Power List.” The accolade includes a short Q&A article on Jeremy’s legal practice in the IP space, his community impact and involvement, and what he looks forward to doing as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Chicago law firm office leasing remains one bright spot in downtown pandemic woes

Illinois Real Estate Journal | October 26, 2021

This article—which analyzes the future of law offices as firms seize opportunities to build new, reimagined work environments—extensively features NP Chicago and quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the flexibility and efficiency that informed the design of the space.

Hudson Yards rides upgrades into $542 million sale

The Bond Buyer | October 15, 2021

This article focuses on New York City development Hudson Yards and its upcoming offering of Series 2022A fixed-rate revenue green bonds. Our firm is mentioned as co-bond counsel for the work by Project Finance & Public Finance team leader and New York City partner Ken Lind.

Big changes in SBAs EIDL program sparks new interest

Rochester Business Journal | October 08, 2021

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante contributed this column highlighting recent changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program that may make it more attractive to businesses on the fence about seeking government relief funds. The article is based on a client alert Eric co-authored with Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, Chicago Global Finance partner Robert Drobnak, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman.

Ask the Experts - Price transparency rules

Employee Benefit Plan Review | October 08, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, outline the patchwork of new requirements aimed at increasing health care cost transparency and providing best practices for group health plan sponsors to ensure compliance with the rules.

Solar tax equity investor exits ramp up

Power Finance & Risk | September 30, 2021

This article, on the growing shift among solar project owners to buy out tax equity investors as projects pass their recapture periods, quotes Albany Project Finance & Public Finance senior counsel Rich Cogen, co-leader of the Energy & Infrastructure Projects team, on the anticipated surge of investor exits in the coming years.

In designing new spaces, law firms seek to make the office a destination

American Lawyer | September 29, 2021

This article, discussing the law firm office as a space that cultivates collaboration and firm culture in a post-pandemic world, features NP’s new state-of-the-art Chicago office. The story quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the versatility of the space, its role in preserving our firm’s culture, and flexible work arrangements.

Forty Under 40 winners announced

Rochester Business Journal | September 24, 2021

This article announcing Rochester Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award winners for professional excellence and community contributions names Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Barry Carrigan as one of this year’s honorees.

Nixon Peabody expands LA Corporate group with of counsel

Law360 | September 21, 2021

This article spotlights the arrival of Los Angeles Corporate counsel Jean Yu as a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team. Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson is also quoted on the firm’s continued growth on the West Coast.

Rising Star: Jade Turner-Bond

The Bond Buyer | September 09, 2021

This article profiles Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond following her selection by the publication as a “Rising Star.” The feature highlights Jade’s practice, the transformative impact of her work, and her commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession.

TikTok star Addison Rae signs multiple picture deal with Netflix

The Wrap | September 08, 2021

The following articles cover TikTok sensation Addison Rae’s multi-picture deal with Netflix. In addition to acting in upcoming films for the streamer, Rae will serve as executive producer on the projects she appears in. NP is mentioned for representing Rae, with the NP team led by Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler. Ellie also represented Rae in the recent deal for the top influencer to make her acting debut in Netflix’s “He’s All That”.

TikTok Star Addison Rae signs film deal with Netflix

Variety | September 08, 2021

The following article covers TikTok sensation Addison Rae’s multi-picture deal with Netflix. In addition to acting in upcoming films for the streamer, Rae will serve as executive producer on the projects she appears in. NP is mentioned for representing Rae, with the NP team led by Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler. Ellie also represented Rae in the recent deal for the top influencer to make her acting debut in Netflix’s “He’s All That”.

Is COVID-19 surcharge for unvaccinated workers looming?

Rochester Business Journal | September 02, 2021

This article, which covers the growing shift among employers to take more forceful measures when incentivizing workers to get vaccinated, extensively quotes Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, and Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera on the prospect of charging unvaccinated employees to compensate for health care costs, and the rules employers must abide by if they decide to pursue this path.

Cybersecurity tips for unwary businesses

Supply & Demand Chain Executive | August 31, 2021

Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share, of the Corporate group, contributed this article, which provides several suggestions business owners and leaders should consider now to plan for a cyberattack worst-case scenario.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | August 30, 2021

This roundup of notable legal news and moves mentions the arrival of Los Angeles Corporate partner Michael Lawhead, who focuses his practice on a range of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets, private equity, and securities.

Sector analysis – Order in the court – The next US P3s

Inframation | August 23, 2021

This article analyzing public-private partnerships within the courthouse sector extensively quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his thoughts on P3 procurement, the maintenance standards that make P3s attractive, and traditional tax-exempt finance procurement.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | August 20, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnnette, all in the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, analyze the Department of Labor’s recent cybersecurity guidance and provide best practices for retirement plans.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q2

Law360 | August 18, 2021

This article on notable partner-level promotions during Q2 includes the appointment of Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier to Chief Talent Officer. In addition, NP’s recent appointments to department heads and practice group leaders were included: San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Tony Barron as Litigation Department chair, Boston Private Equity & Investment Funds partner John Beals as Investment Funds practice group leader, Boston Corporate partner Chris Keefe as Business & Finance Department chair, Los Angeles Corporate partner Shahzad Malik as Tax team co-leader, Washington DC Community Development Finance partner Matt Mullen as Community Development Finance practice group leader, and Albany Private Equity partner Todd Tidgewell as Corporate practice group leader.

MRM research roundup: Mid-August 2021 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 16, 2021

This state-of-the-restaurant-industry and outlook article includes NP’s Q3 Food & Beverage Crystal Ball, covering trends around labor shortages, ransomware attacks, wildfires, and brewery distribution agreements. The insights were provided by Intellectual Property co-leader and Cybersecurity & Privacy team leader Jason Kravitz and Corporate associate Anthony Bova, both in Boston; Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell; and San Francisco counsel Ian T. O’Banion, and Albany associate Dana P. Stanton, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group

SVXR to sell assets after lengthy marketing process

The Deal | August 09, 2021

This article mentions Boston Corporate partner Jack Fainberg and senior counsel Richard Stein, and New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio for representing Bruker Nano in its agreement to purchase the assets of semiconductor and electronics equipment maker SVXR Inc. as part of SVXR’s Chapter 11 case.

Federal roadblocks may slow recreational marijuana industry in NYS

Rochester Business Journal | August 06, 2021

This article, focusing on the federal prohibition on marijuana and the challenges faced by businesses, quotes Cannabis co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green on the risks to banks and credit unions when financing cannabis-related businesses and alternative financing options for businesses that want to enter this industry.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | July 29, 2021

This roundup of notable legal news and moves mentions the arrival of Farrah Usmani, who focuses her entertainment practice on recording artists, songwriters, entertainment executives, and companies in the music industry.

Rep and warranty insurance a tight market due to heightened M & A activity

Rochester Business Journal | July 23, 2021

This article, focusing on insurance and the many ways companies can manage their risk, quotes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green on how rep and warranty insurance has become a hot and tight market, causing premiums to go up significantly, and how force majeure clauses will no longer cover pandemics.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.

Four trends shaping private equity’s pandemic rebound

Law360 | July 09, 2021

In this article covering the post-pandemic rebound in private equity, Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley explains why we’re seeing a sharp rise in investment activity, and how firms are taking precautionary steps to shape risk-averse agreements.

Illinois’ cannabis market: What investors and entrepreneurs need to know

Benzinga | July 09, 2021

This article on what investors and entrepreneurs should know about Illinois’ cannabis industry quotes Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein, an active member of the firm’s Cannabis practice, on the state’s commitment to social equity and its financial performance as well as how sales to residents of bordering states where cannabis remains illegal could be helping Illinois’ cannabis industry.

Retirement plan cybersecurity audits shock unprepared industry

Bloomberg Law | June 28, 2021

This article on the U.S. Department of Labor’s abrupt enforcement of retirement plan cybersecurity quotes Cybersecurity & Privacy deputy team leader and Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes on the rushed nature of the rollout and how plan sponsors are preparing for potential audits.

‘Be more aware’: Leaders discuss how businesses can be more inclusive

Albany Business Review | June 25, 2021

This article summarizes the Business Review’s annual Leaders in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event Friday, where Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley served as a panelist. The panel discussion follows NP Albany recently being named as one of the region’s leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Watch-Reassessing boilerplate clauses in a post-COVID world

SupplyChainBrain | June 24, 2021

Corporate partner Amy O’Keefe and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, both in the Boston office, are featured in this video, sharing their insights on boilerplate clauses and best practices to avoid pitfalls in a post-COVID world.

Constellation Brands invests in Dos Hombres

The Deal | June 17, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Brandon Coyle are included in this story on Constellation Brands and its acquisition of a minority stake in the mezcal maker created by “Breaking Bad” actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | June 16, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Lawyers on the move

New York Law Journal | June 16, 2021

Albany partner Todd Tidgewell’s appointment to leader of the Corporate group is included in this column of notable legal moves.

Albany partner named leader of Nixon Peabody's Corporate practice

Albany Business Review | June 15, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Nixon Peabody picks new Corporate practice leader

Law360 | June 15, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | June 15, 2021

The following article features the selection of Albany partner Todd Tidgewell to lead the Corporate group, providing an overview of his practice and career, and his outlook for growing the group. Head of the Business and Finance Department and Boston partner Chris Keefe is mentioned for previously holding the Corporate PGL role.

New law requires health plans to demonstrate compliance with parity requirements between mental health and medical benefits

Employee Benefit Plan Review | June 10, 2021

Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group, contributed this article analyzing the new federal laws requiring employer-sponsored group health plans to prove that their plans satisfy all aspects of the parity regulations between mental health and medical benefits.

Is Chicago—and in-office work—back? This law firm says yes.

Crain’s Chicago Business | June 10, 2021

On the day of Chicago’s full reopening, Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, contributed this op-ed on his outlook and optimism for business, our firm’s upcoming innovative new office space, and the importance of firm culture.

New York’s biometric law will bring hefty fines for noncompliance

Bloomberg Law | June 09, 2021

This article, covering the New York biometric privacy statute set to take effect in July and its impact on businesses, quotes Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy team leader and Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes on the 30-day cure period that provides business owners time to fix a violation before they can be sued.

DIF fund to buy Oklahoma wind farm

Power Finance & Risk | June 09, 2021

This article mentions NP for advising DIF Capital Partners’ infrastructure fund on its agreement to acquire the Kingfisher wind farm in Oklahoma. The deal team includes Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Shariff Barakat, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Buffalo Global Finance partner Martha Anderson, and Rochester Corporate associate Aya Hoffman.

Also contributing to the deal were New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox; Manchester partner Mark Beaudoin and San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Washington, DC partners Elizabeth Whittle and Bob Daileader and counsel Ken Weiner, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Brand Battles: Instagram empires fight over 'meme' game trademark

Law360 | May 21, 2021

This roundup of recent actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board mentions the firm for the work of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Elizabeth Baio and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing game maker Doing Things Media LLC in its trademark dispute with What Do You Meme LLC.

Promotions

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | May 20, 2021

This column of notable executive news highlights the selection of Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe to lead the Business & Finance Department.

The Deal Honors Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021

The Deal | May 19, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Sam Kim was named as one of the publication’s “Top Rising Stars” for his exceptional transactional work and his ability to navigate complex dealmaking situations.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | May 18, 2021

This column of notable executive news highlights the selection of Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe to lead the Business & Finance Department. CEO and managing partner Steve Zubiago is mentioned for previously holding that role.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | May 13, 2021

The following article features Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe’s selection to lead the Business & Finance Department, which comprises over 200 attorneys across the firm’s Corporate, Health Care, Global Finance, and Private Clients practices.

The 13 leading attorneys and law firms that work with digital creators and influencers

Business Insider | May 12, 2021

This article on the top attorneys and law firms representing digital influencers features Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler, including how she got her start in the space and how her practice has grown. Los Angeles Corporate associate Christina Chang is mentioned for being Ellie’s “ right hand”.

Nixon Peabody promotes Christopher Keefe

Mergers & Acquisitions | May 12, 2021

The following article features Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe’s selection to lead the Business & Finance Department, which comprises over 200 attorneys across the firm’s Corporate, Health Care, Global Finance, and Private Clients practices.

The Cannabis industry should employ careful tax planning when allocating between cost of goods sold and ordinary business expenses

Cannabis Business Executive | May 09, 2021

Corporate partner and Tax team member Rick Cox and Corporate associate Vince Tennant, both of the New York City office, contributed this article on careful tax planning for cannabis companies, which are denied certain business expenses since cannabis remains illegal at the federal level.

What employers need to know about the new COBRA subsidy

Rochester Business Journal | May 07, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp and associate Lena Gionnette contributed this article analyzing the new COBRA subsidy, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and the challenges it will pose to employers.

Ways forward from a watershed time

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 30, 2021

Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu provide commentary in this article about NP’s diversity & inclusion initiatives and how the firm is working to combat racial injustice and systemic racism in our society.

Changing circumstances reduced demand for California school note program

The Bond Buyer | April 29, 2021

This article, on the California School Finance Authority’s borrowing program created to help school districts manage pandemic-driven budget deferrals, mentions NP as disclosure counsel for notes issued in March and April for elementary, high school, and community college districts. Los Angeles partners Rudy Salo and Dan Deaton, and San Francisco partners Travis Gibbs and Graham Beck, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, advised CSFA in this deal. Update: New York Bankruptcy & Restructuring partner Robert Christmas also advised CSFA in this deal.

Women of Influence: Attorneys

Los Angeles Business Journal | April 26, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond is profiled for being selected by the business journal as one of its most influential women attorneys for 2021.

Cannabis operators, insiders, and experts discuss New York’s cannabis legalization, equity plans, revenue possibilities, and future cannabis market potential

Cannabis Law Report | April 19, 2021

This wide-ranging discussion of New York’s legalization of recreational cannabis includes commentary from both Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding.

Employers must find, tell laid-off workers of health subsidies

Bloomberg Law | April 15, 2021

This article on COBRA subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan quotes Washington, DC Corporate partner Damian Myers, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, on challenges employers face—from communicating details of the subsidy to their laid-off workers to recouping money from the government that they spend on the subsidized coverage.

The dark side of electrification, part 2: Suburbs 2.0?

Forbes | April 14, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article that explores electric vehicle adoption, shifting housing trends, and the future of public transportation.

National cannabis attorney on NY legalization and its many business opportunities

Albany Business Review | April 12, 2021

In this Q&A feature, Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green discussed New York’ s legalization of recreational cannabis and what it means for businesses looking to get into the industry as well as those already working in the state under a medical marijuana license.

Social media influencers take over Las Vegas content house

Las Vegas Review-Journal | April 10, 2021

This article examining the emergence of influencer content houses run by Clubhouse Media quotes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler on how organic and authentic content featuring multiple influencers can help drive brand deals.

"Devil is in the details" of corporate tax reform

The Well News | April 09, 2021

This article on the Biden administration’s proposal for domestic and global corporate tax reform quotes New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox, a member of the Tax team, on concerns related to a minimum tax, how the revenue threshold has shifted since Biden’s presidential campaign, and possible implications for companies that recently decided to expand globally.

An overview of today's M & A market—many buyers and low inventory

Rochester Business Journal | April 02, 2021

This special feature on M&A and how it’s a seller’s market quotes Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage extensively for his outlook on the headwinds the market faced in 2019, how it was impacted by the pandemic, and its huge turnaround in the second half of 2020.

Crossroads-Roddy Devlin of Nixon Peabody discusses Americas Jobs Plan

Inframation News | April 01, 2021

In this podcast episode on President Biden’s federal infrastructure investment proposal, the American Jobs Plan, New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is featured as a guest to discuss the plan’s unique aspects and how it could further incentivize public-private partnerships.

Strata inks $150 million deal with Blackstone

Power Finance & Risk | April 01, 2021

This article on Strata Solar’s strategic partnership with Blackstone Credit mentions the firm for the work of Project Finance, Infrastructure & Real Estate department chair and Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Michael Goldman and Buffalo Global Finance partner Martha Anderson in advising the solar and battery storage developer.

If recreational marijuana is legalized in New York, what happens to the workforce?

WHAM-TV | March 27, 2021

The following TV news segments cover New York’s pending marijuana legalization bill and how it may affect the workplace. Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted on the exclusion of marijuana in drug screens and its protected use outside the workplace. Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green is quoted in WHEC-TV’s segment on how the group is staying on top of marijuana legislation across the U.S., to better serve NP’s clients.

Stakeholders await key guidance on full COBRA subsidies

Inside Health Policy | March 26, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted in this article on COBRA subsidies included in the newly enacted American Rescue Plan, noting potential challenges for employers. The article also links to a client alert Brian wrote with Chicago Corporate partner Yelena Gray and Washington, DC Corporate partner Damian Myers, both of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team.

Legal recreational marijuana and the workplace

WHEC-TV | March 26, 2021

The following TV news segments cover New York’s pending marijuana legalization bill and how it may affect the workplace. Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted on the exclusion of marijuana in drug screens and its protected use outside the workplace. Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green is quoted in WHEC-TV’s segment on how the group is staying on top of marijuana legislation across the U.S., to better serve NP’s clients.

Five rules for building a solid family office structure

Financial Poise | March 24, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein contributed this article on the growing prevalence and sophistication of family offices, and best practices for managing and operating a family office.

Five rules for building a solid family office structure

Financial Poise | March 24, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein contributed this article on the growing prevalence and sophistication of family offices, and best practices for managing and operating a family office.

Occidental CEO calls on big banks to invest in carbon capture, utilization space

S&P Global | March 22, 2021

This article quotes Energy and Infrastructure Projects practice team co-leader and New York City partner Ellen Friedman on how major banking institutions are pursuing carbon capture investment structures while mitigating sectorial risks, and also how investors are seeking further guidance and clarity from the IRS.

Stimulus legislation gives temporary relief under flexible spending arrangements

Journal of Compensation and Benefits | March 12, 2021

Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, contributed this article summarizing the temporary relief for flexible spending accounts in the December 2020 stimulus law, highlighting important takeaways for plan sponsors.

OCC rule misaligned with some tax equity safe harbors

Law360 | March 08, 2021

This contributed article, which examines the OCC’s finalized rule governing national banks’ ability to participate in equity-based finance structures involving tax credits, was authored by Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman and Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman, both in New York City; Community Development Finance partner Forrest Milder in Boston; and Community Development Finance partners Michael Goldman and Shariff Barakat, both in Washington, DC.

Engineering group gives U.S. infrastructure C-grade

Inframation News | March 03, 2021

This article on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin for his optimistic outlook on U.S. infrastructure.

To deduct interest or depreciation?

Tax Credit Advisor | March 01, 2021

Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Ken Silverberg is quoted throughout this article on housing-related tax changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and strategies to consider under the tax law.

Hire Up-Firms bring in seasoned counsel to bulk up in capital markets and corporate

American Lawyer | February 26, 2021

The American Lawyer’s column on legal moves across the country includes details on Los Angeles Corporate counsel Richard Shamos joining the firm.

On the Move

The Recorder | February 25, 2021

This column of notable legal moves in California includes Los Angeles Corporate counsel Richard Shamos’ move to the firm.

Swim With a Mission

Wreaths Across America Radio | February 24, 2021

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub joined this veterans’ advocacy radio program to discuss his nonprofit, Swim With a Mission, which raises money to support worthy organizations that service, support, and honor our nation’s veterans.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 23, 2021

This column of notable legal news includes Los Angeles Corporate counsel Richard Shamos’ move to the firm.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | February 22, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable executive moves.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Feb. 22

The Washington Post | February 21, 2021

This column of notable promotions and appointments mentions Washington, D.C. Corporate counsel Pierce Han for his recent promotion to counsel.

Los Angeles makes tender offer ahead of taxable MICLA refunding

The Bond Buyer | February 18, 2021

This article mentions the firm as bond counsel on the City of Los Angeles’ hybrid tender offer and refunding related to the Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles lease revenue bonds. The NP team includes Los Angeles partners Jade Turner-Bond and Dan Deaton; San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs; Washington, D.C. associate Joel Swearingen; and Los Angeles associate David Song—all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Nixon Peabody offers billable hour credit for diversity work

Law360 | February 18, 2021

This article features the evolution of NP’ s Diversity Challenge, which now includes up to 60 hours of billable hour credit toward diversity-related activities. Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Kendal Tyre, who is credited with conceptualizing the Challenge back in 2010, is quoted on how seriously the firm takes diversity. Director of Diversity & amp;Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu, based in Los Angeles, is mentioned for spearheading the Challenge. Bloomberg Law also mentioned the Challenge in their morning roundup of notable legal news “Wake Up Call.“

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.

Nixon Peabody promotes Pierce Han to counsel

Mergers & Acquisitions | February 16, 2021

Washington, DC, Corporate counsel Pierce Han is featured in this short article for his promotion to counsel, noting his legal work and his community involvement outside the office.

Get ready: Legalized adult-use marijuana in N.Y. isn’t far off

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, all of the Cannabis practice, contributed this article discussing the legislative path toward legalized adult-use marijuana in New York State and best practices for businesses to prepare now.

GREEN Act would bolster tax credits for renewables, introduce storage ITC

Power Finance & Risk | February 11, 2021

This article on the reintroduction of the GREEN Act in the House of Representatives quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman on the viability of the Act’s 85% refundable credit to make it through the Senate and her outlook on the 30% investment tax credit for standalone energy storage.

CDLB people moves

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 11, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable legal moves.

State conduit plans notes for schools facing California budget deferrals

The Bond Buyer | February 11, 2021

NP was mentioned in this article on the California School Finance Authority’s plans to price $1.4 billion in short-term notes for the work by Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton serving as disclosure counsel.

3 Tips on Complying with the New Mental Health Parity Law

Law360 | February 10, 2021

Chicago partner Yelena Gray and Washington, D.C. partner Damian Myers, both of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, are quoted throughout this article on steps employers can take to ensure they are in compliance with the mental health parity law that took effect on Wednesday.

Rising Stars: New Partners at Holland & Knight, Nixon Peabody

The Deal | February 10, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Samuel Kim’s promotion to partner was included in this column of notable executive news.

The dark side of electrification, part 1:EVs could negatively impact U.S. infrastructure funding

Forbes | February 08, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how a continued dominance of the gas tax as the primary source for federal and state transportation funding—amid the rise of electric vehicles—raises questions for the future of U.S. infrastructure.

People on the move

Crain’s New York | February 05, 2021

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Adam Gordon was included in this roundup of notable executive news for his promotion to partner.

Private equity and venture capital firms expected to drive SPAC growth this year

EisnerAmper | February 03, 2021

This blog post by accounting firm EisnerAmper on the special purpose acquisition company IPO market in the year ahead quotes New York City Corporate partner Michael Smith for his outlook on stock market swings, and interest by foreign businesses to IPO by a SPAC listed on the NASDAQ or NYSE.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Feb 1

The Washington Post | January 31, 2021

Intellectual Property partner Lauren Arnold and Corporate partner Damian Myers, both in Washington, D.C., were included in this roundup of notable executive news for their promotions to partner.

Gordon and Turner-Bond Make Partner at Nixon Peabody

The Bond Buyer | January 29, 2021

This article features New York partner-elect Adam Gordon and Los Angeles partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, highlighting their Feb. 1 promotions to partner, their practice work, and their community involvement. Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted on the firm’s diverse pipeline of talent and the resilience of this year’s partner class.

On the Move

The Recorder (California) | January 28, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner-elect Rachel Conn were included in this roundup of notable legal moves for their promotions to partner.

Tegna recruits sports podcaster-Locked On

The Deal | January 27, 2021

This article on Tegna’s expansion into the fast-growing podcast market through its acquisition of Locked On Podcast Network mentions Washington, D.C. partners John Partigan and Sean Clancy and Rochester partner Brian Kopp, all of the Corporate group, for representing Tegna. The deal team also included Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman; and Washington, D.C. associate Pierce Han and Boston associate Bohao Zhou, both in the Corporate group.

Federal rule opens tax-equity investment to national banks

Inframation News | January 25, 2021

This article on the new rule by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that may allow national banks and federal savings associations to engage in certain tax-equity finance transactions cites a recent NP tax credit alert. The alert was written by Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman and Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman, both in New York City; Community Development Finance partners Shariff Barakat and Michael Goldman, both in Washington, D.C.; and Boston Community Development Finance partner Forrest Milder.

Big O'Hare cargo expansion back on track

Crain’s Chicago | January 25, 2021

This article on a project to expand Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s cargo space mentions Chicago Corporate partner Chuck Bernardini for representing the developer, Aeroterm. Chuck is also quoted for his outlook on this project as the first major project at the airport to be led by a Black-owned construction firm.

M&A Agreements Feature More Buyer-Protections

The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal | January 21, 2021

NP’s 18th MAC Survey, which for the first time tracked the inclusion of exceptions relating to pandemics or COVID-19 in merger agreements, was included in The Wall Street Journal’s morning newsletter for chief financial officers and senior financial executives. New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan is the lead author of the MAC Survey.

Legislative Fixes for Union Pension Crisis Within Reach

Law360 | January 21, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted in this article on legislation introduced Thursday that aims to solve the multibillion-dollar union pension funding crisis.

Nessun Luogo è Lontano

Radio 24 | January 08, 2021

This Italian radio segment features Nixon Peabody partner Charles Bernardini discussing U.S. legal and constitutional issues of removal of a president from office.

Devil's in the Details as Union Pension Crisis Awaits Biden

Law360 | January 03, 2021

Washington, D.C. Corporate partner-elect Damian Myers, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted on how the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia could impact negotiations related to the multiemployer pension crisis.

ERISA Arbitration, New Legal Theories to Be Tested in 2021

Law360 | January 03, 2021

In this article on notable ERISA cases in the year ahead, San Francisco office managing partner and Corporate partner Karen Ng is quoted for her outlook on Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass’n, et al v. CA Secure Choice Retire. Svg., et al and the tension between ERISA’s broad preemption powers and the desire by states to provide retirement benefits to employees of small companies. The case’s outcome could determine other states’ programs.

It's High Time that Albany Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Crain’s New York | January 01, 2021

This op-ed by Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, which published the same day that adult recreational use of cannabis in New Jersey became legal, makes the case for New York State to close the gap by discussing the benefits of job creation, tax revenue, and racial and social justice reform.

Boston Financial Completes Boston Capital Acquisition

Affordable Housing Finance | December 29, 2020

In this article on the acquisition of NP client Boston Capital’s low-income housing tax credit fund portfolio by Boston Financial Investment Management, the firm was mentioned for the work by New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan and associates Shaziah Singh and Vincent Tennant.

2020 Go To Lawyers: Business

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 28, 2020

Boston Corporate partner Dave Martland is profiled in this special section for being named as one of 20 “Go To“ business lawyers in Massachusetts, as chosen by a Lawyers Weekly panel.

With budget in rearview, Cook County turns sights to borrowing plans

The Bond Buyer | December 22, 2020

This article mentions the firm for serving as bond counsel to Cook County, IL, in its new money and refunding deals totaling about $600 million. The NP team included Chicago partner Julie Seymour, San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and New York City counsel Abbie Olsen, all in the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Level Up: Legal Business Agreements

Capital Foundation of New York | December 15, 2020

In this blog post from the Capital Foundation of New York, Albany Corporate attorney Marissa Wiley responds to a submitted question concerning setting up a legal business agreement.

Pandemic's effect on issuers

The Bond Buyer podcast | December 15, 2020

This podcast episode features Project Finance & Public Finance leader and New York City partner Ken Lind’s industry outlook, including sectors and financing instruments, virus-related SEC disclosure guidance, and the planned phase-out of Libor. The episode notably mentions the firm’s U.S. News accolade for “Law Firm of the Year in Public Finance for 2021“.

New York State's over $2.1 PIT bond sale should see demand, analysts say

The Bond Buyer | December 14, 2020

This article mentions the firm as co-bond counsel to Empire State Development Corporation’s scheduled issuance of PIT bonds on behalf of New York State in a competitive deal to fund capital projects, for the work by New York City partner Chris Reitzel, counsel Abbie Olsen and associates Adam Gordon and Kate Stack, and Washington, D.C. partner Bruce Serchuk and associate Joel Swearingen, all in the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Mergers & Acquisitions

People Moves | December 04, 2020

This roundup of notable executive moves in the M&A space includes the arrival of New York Corporate partner Michael A. Smith to the firm.

Number of 401(k) Funds Offered to Plan Participants Shrinks

HR News | December 01, 2020

This article on the shrinking number of funds offered to 401(k) plan participants quotes a recent Fall Employee Benefits Briefing blog post written by Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation leader and Corporate partner Eric Paley, Corporate partners Christian Hancey and Brian Kopp, and Corporate associates Lena Gionnette and Jenny Holmes, all in Rochester; and Washington, D.C. Corporate counsel Damian Myers.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | December 01, 2020

This roundup of notable legal news includes the arrival of New York Corporate partner Michael A. Smith to the firm.

Legality of mergers & acquisitions in the COVID era

Rochester Business Journal | November 27, 2020

Corporate associate Isaac Figueras and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, were quoted in this article for their outlook on force majeure clauses, commercial real estate leasing, and the impact of COVID and the California wildfires on supply chains.

Cannabis legalized in New Jersey — Is New York next?

Cannabis Business Executive | November 25, 2020

On the heels of New Jersey’s vote to legalize cannabis, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle wrote this contributed article on potential side effects for neighboring New York and actions for businesses anticipating legalization in the Empire State.

My Story: Kendal H. Tyre Jr.

Washington Business Journal | November 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution co-leader Kendal Tyre wrote this column for a series featuring area business executives sharing their diverse personal and professional backgrounds and their journeys that have made them who they are. Kendal, who has traced his family to the first generation of enslaved Africans brought to Virginia, instills in his children that they are descended from 10 generations of Black Americans who helped build this country, despite the odds.

Phil Taub: A Thanksgiving tradition

New Hampshire Union Leader | November 23, 2020

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub wrote this op-ed about the many things for which he’s thankful this year, from our country’s active service members and veterans to those giving back to their local communities. Of note, Phil’s nonprofit, Swim With A Mission, was chosen to distribute over $4 million to veteran service organizations dedicated to helping veterans struggling with homelessness and mental health issues.

Why Marissa Wiley is ready for a new conversation

Albany Business Review | November 12, 2020

This profile of Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley highlights her early interest in law, her career trajectory and professional development, and her journey as an LGBTQ person.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-October 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management | November 02, 2020

This roundup of current industry issues to watch highlights several thought leadership pieces from NP’s recently published fourth-quarter Food & Beverage Crystal Ball. The publication summarizes trends provided by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt and counsel Ian O’Banion, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate Group; Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras; and San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Rachel Conn and Maritza Martin.

Ratajkowski Says Instagram Copyright Suit Aimed to 'Extort'

Law360 | October 29, 2020

This article, examining the latest developments in a copyright lawsuit involving a paparazzi photo of actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, mentions New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing Ratajkowski in this matter.

Perspectives from Private-Equity Attorneys

The Wall Street Journal’s Private Equity Analyst magazine | October 01, 2020

Boston Corporate partner Kari Harris is featured in this article for her outlook on the private-equity industry, discussing the regulatory issue she sees having the biggest impact over the next year and which fund terms have been garnering the most attention amid the pandemic.

Little-Known Bank Regulations Have Globally Changed Creditor Rights

New York Law Journal | September 29, 2020

New York Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas contributed this article on how actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have altered the rights in bankruptcy of parties to contracts with the world’s largest financial institutions.

Celebrities Keep Getting Sued Over Instagrams of Themselves

Law360 | September 17, 2020

This article, covering the dilemma of celebrities being sued for posting images of themselves to social media, references a copyright lawsuit involving a paparazzi photo of actress and model Emily Ratajkowski. New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler are representing Ratajkowski in this matter.

Addison Rae Heads to Hollywood with Starring Role in "She's All That" Remake

Tubefilter | September 11, 2020

The following article announces the film debut of TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling in the upcoming “He’s All That,” a remake of ‘90s teen comedy “She’s All That,” mention NP for representing the TikTok star. Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler leads Easterling’s NP team and represented her on this deal.

TikTok Star Addison Rae Joins "She's All That" Remake

The Wrap | September 11, 2020

The following article announces the film debut of TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling in the upcoming “He’s All That,” a remake of ‘90s teen comedy “She’s All That,” mention NP for representing the TikTok star. Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler leads Easterling’s NP team and represented her on this deal.

TikTok Star Addison Rae Cast in "She's All That" Remake

Variety | September 11, 2020

The following article announces the film debut of TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling in the upcoming “He’s All That,” a remake of ‘90s teen comedy “She’s All That,” mention NP for representing the TikTok star. Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler leads Easterling’s NP team and represented her on this deal.

40 Under 40: New leaders shaping the new normal

Albany Business Review | August 19, 2020

Albany and New York City Corporate & Finance attorney Marissa Wiley is quoted in this article containing highlights from a discussion with members of the Albany Business Review's "40 under 40" list.

How to Get What You Want in a Term Sheet

TechCrunch | August 13, 2020

San Francisco Corporate partner and leader of the West Coast Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group Lior Zorea discusses how to negotiate the all-important term sheet and cap table to ensure that all parties benefit. Lior recently presented at TechCrunch’s premier Early Stage event on this subject.

2nd Circuit blocks latest Lehman effort to recover $1 billion from noteholders

Reuters Legal | August 11, 2020

This article, covering the Second Circuit’s rejection of Lehman Brothers’ effort to claw back $1 billion, mentions NP for the work of Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin (Boston), and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone (Boston) and counsel Chris Desiderio (New York) in representing the noteholders.

2nd Circ. Rejects Lehman's $1B Clawback Effort

Law360 | August 11, 2020

This article, covering the Second Circuit’s rejection of Lehman Brothers’ effort to claw back $1 billion, mentions NP for the work of Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin (Boston), and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone (Boston) and counsel Chris Desiderio (New York) in representing the noteholders.

Marissa Wiley appointed to Upstate Capital Association of New York Board of Directors

Upstate Capital Association of New York | August 07, 2020

Albany Corporate attorney Marissa Wiley is profiled in this article for her appointment to the Upstate Capital Association’s board of directors.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | August 07, 2020

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley is included in this executive news roundup for her appointment to Upstate Capital Association’s board of directors.

Paper Store Names Insider Vehicle as Lead Bidder in Ch. 11

The Deal | August 06, 2020

Boston Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is mentioned in this article for representing TPS Group Holdings LLC in its stalking horse bid in Paper Store LLC’s bankruptcy auction. Private Equity group leader and Manchester partner Phil Taub is also representing the investor group.

Top muni bond counsel first half 2020

The Bond Buyer | July 15, 2020

This article on municipal bond counsel rankings lists Nixon Peabody among the top 10 bond counsel firms for the first half of the year.

COVID-19 is Changing Tech Contracting, Sort of, But Not Really

Supply & Demand Chain Executive | July 14, 2020

Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share, of the Corporate practice group, contributed this article on tech contracting in the coronavirus era, explaining why now is as good a time as any for businesses to review their contracting procedures.

Constellation Sells Brandy, Wine Brands In 2 Deals For $385M

Law360 | June 25, 2020

This article mentions NP for representing Constellation Brands in the pending sale of its Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand and related assets to Sazerac Co. for approximately $255 million. The story notes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for her role leading the deal team, and also mentions Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Aya Hoffman.

Fed’s Main Street Faces Hurdles

Bloomberg News | June 22, 2020

Chicago Global Finance partner Rob Drobnak was quoted in this article for his outlook on the Federal Reserve’s expanded Main Street lending program and its appeal to businesses and lenders.

Airport P3s – Looking down the runway

Project Finance International | June 16, 2020

Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin, in New York, and Angelica Valencia, in Los Angeles, contributed this article on their outlook on P3s in the airport industry, and the downstream effect of COVID-19 on new project development.

Five steps businesses can take now to minimize coronavirus-related risk

Rochester Business Journal | June 12, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column on how businesses can prepare now for legal implications of the coronavirus, putting themselves in a stronger position for long-term success. The column was adapted from an NP alert by Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partners Carolyn Nussbaum and Rick McGuirk.

Dealmaking under quarantine: 8 private equity and M&A pros share strategies while social distancing

Mergers & Acquisitions | April 29, 2020

This Q&A roundup on dealmaking during the age of COVID-19 features Boston-based Corporate practice group leader Chris Keefe’s best practices, including reaching out to colleagues and clients to check on the hardships they may be facing and lending a hand as we all weather the storm together.

Investors are making tough decisions on startups

The Boston Globe | April 27, 2020

This article quotes Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub, head of the firm’s Private Equity team, on difficult decisions private equity firms are having to make in terms of which startups get funding and which do not in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Material Adverse Effect Clauses aren't escape hatches

Law360 | April 01, 2020

This article highlights the findings of Nixon Peabody’s 17th annual MAC Survey, released last fall. New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan led the development of the survey.

Five ways COVID-19 may impact the future of infrastructure and transportation

Forbes | March 31, 2020

The latest contributed column from Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo looks at how the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic could alter the infrastructure and transportation landscapes.

SBA loan programs available to US companies including US subsidiaries of Italian companies

Econerre | March 24, 2020

Chicago Corporate partner Charles Bernardini wrote this contributed article for an Italian publication discussing which Italian subsidiaries in the United States may be eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

M&A agreements take COVID-19 in stride

The Deal | March 13, 2020

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan discusses how parties in current M&A deals are using MAC clauses to account for the potential impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.

Linden-backed Evolution Research Group grows footprint

The Deal | March 10, 2020

This article mentions Albany Corporate partner Todd Tidgewell for his representation of Richmond Behavioral Associates, which has been purchased by Evolution Research Group LLC.

Why the coronavirus makes MAC clauses more important than ever

Mergers & Acquisitions | March 09, 2020

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan, who leads Nixon Peabody’s annual survey of MAC (material adverse change) clauses in M&A deals, says the coronavirus outbreak is exactly the type of risk that such clauses are designed to address.

Fight over releases stalls Level Solar's Ch. 11 hearing

Law360 | March 03, 2020

This article mentions Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Victor Milione in Boston and associate Chris Fong in New York City, who are representing two funds created by Level Solar as part of the shuttered company’s Chapter 11 plan.

Return of the MAC? Coronavirus could be the new negotiating leverage in deals

MarketWatch | March 02, 2020

Nixon Peabody’s recent MAC survey is mentioned in this article about the impact of coronavirus on the deal-making environment, and how a range of companies and investors could leverage material adverse change (MAC) clauses to renegotiate or walk away from deals.

Announcing the first round of 40 Under 40 winners for 2020

Albany Business Review | March 02, 2020

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley has been selected as one of the 40 Under 40 business and community leaders in the region by the Albany Business Review.

Private equity firms begin to wrestle with coronavirus risk

Wall Street Journal | February 27, 2020

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub talks to the Wall Street Journal about the personal and professional impact of the coronavirus outbreak on private-equity practitioners.

Coronavirus putting crimp on firms doing business in China

Rochester Business Journal | February 21, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about how employers with business operations in China are responding to the coronavirus outbreak and related travel restrictions. The article is based on an alert by Hong Kong Corporate partner David Cheng, Los Angeles Labor and Employment partner Benjamin Kim, San Francisco Labor and Employment senior counsel Jeffrey Tanenbaum and associate Rachel Conn, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman

Philly refinery owner fires back at Chapter 11 plan objections

Law360 | February 10, 2020

This article on the latest developments in a Delaware-based bankruptcy matter mentions Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone in Boston and associate Chris Fong in New York City as co-counsel for Point Breeze Renewable Energy LLC, which is objecting to the Chapter 11 plan proposed by a shuttered Philadelphia refinery.

From eyeglasses to backpacks, Bay Area firms scramble as coronavirus closes Chinese factories

San Francisco Chronicle | February 07, 2020

This article quotes Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman discussing the enormous supply chain impact from the lockdown of manufacturing and high-tech hub Wuhan, China, and its surrounding region.

Objections to Philly refinery Chapter 11 pile up as hearing nears

Law360 | February 05, 2020

This article mentions Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone and New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy associate Chris Fong as co-counsel for Point Breeze Renewable Energy LLC, which is objecting to a proposed Chapter 11 plan for a shuttered Philadelphia refinery.

IN BRIEF: Bankruptcy judge puts off hearing on PES confirmation plan

Reuters Legal | February 04, 2020

This article about Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ (PES) Chapter 11 case mentions Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone as co-counsel to Point Breeze Renewable Energy, an RNG Energy Company, in connection with its lease from PES to open a biofuels plan on the site of PES’ South Philadelphia refinery.

OFAC Getting 'Worse and Worse' at Responding to Industry Sanctions Questions, Lawyer Says

Export Compliance Daily | February 03, 2020

This article, which addresses sanctions enforcement by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and related questions from industry stakeholders, includes commentary from Boston Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher from their webinar hosted by the Massachusetts Export Council on January 30.

Member Spotlight: Jade Turner-Bond

National Association of Bond Lawyers | January 31, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jade Turner-Bond discusses her career, her hobbies, and the value of NABL membership in this Q+A.

M&A wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 30, 2020

This round-up of top news in the M&A space highlights the promotions of New York City Corporate partner Rachel Pugliese and Rochester Corporate partner Brian Mahoney to partner.

Chancery energizes investor bids to probe corporations

Law360 | January 17, 2020

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner George Skelly and partner-elect Morgan Nighan analyze a recent decision in Delaware Chancery Court that could broaden stockholders’ ability to inspect a corporation’s books and records without evidence of a specific violation by directors.

Chicago plans full-court press with investors this week

The Bond Buyer | January 08, 2020

This article on the city of Chicago’s efforts to close a $838 million budget gap mentions New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas as STSC bond counsel for the city.

Why you need a MAC clause in your next deal

Mergers & Acquisitions | December 23, 2019

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan talks with a leading publication in the M&A industry about the increasing number of MAC clauses in major deals and how such clauses can benefit both buyers and sellers.

More MACs Standardized and Favor Bidders: Nixon Peabody

The Deal | December 16, 2019

This article features Nixon Peabody’s recently released MAC Survey and discusses its key findings.

Material Adverse Change lingo shifts toward buyers’ favor

Law360 | November 19, 2019

This article highlights takeaways from Nixon Peabody’s latest survey of Material Adverse Change clauses—a common feature of M&A deals that are often influenced by economic and geopolitical circumstances. New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan is quoted extensively in the piece.

Risk aversion is playing a larger role in major deals: Survey

Bloomberg Law | November 19, 2019

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan talks to Bloomberg Law about Nixon Peabody’s recently released MAC Survey, the effect of a looming Brexit on M&A deals, and how the MAC landscape has changed since the 2017 survey.

Women execs warm to men’s watches

Los Angeles Business Journal | November 15, 2019

This story on the emerging trend of women professionals wearing watches historically marketed to men quotes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler (Altshuler), who talks about timepieces as a symbol of success in corporate environments.

Your business may be liable for years-old website images

Rochester Business Journal | October 11, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article illustrating the need for website owners to be vigilant about the copyright status of images posted to their sites. This column is based on an alert by Boston Intellectual Property associate Troy Lieberman.

Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | September 25, 2019

This roundup of key personnel moves in the legal industry features the arrival of New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox to Nixon Peabody.

US Law Week

Bloomberg Law News | September 24, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Corporate partner Rick Cox in the firm’s New York City office.

M&A Wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | September 24, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Corporate partner Rick Cox in the firm’s New York City office.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | September 24, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Corporate partner Rick Cox in the firm’s New York City office.

M&A wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | September 20, 2019

This roundup of key deals in the M&A space highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as adviser to TEGNA in its acquisition of 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media Group.

Expansive changes bolster protections for employees in New York State

Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article on changes to employee protections in New York State, including new limitations on nondisclosure agreements and an increased window for filing harassment claims. The article is adapted from an alert by Long Island Labor and Employment partner Tara Daub Eyer and associate Justin Guilfoyle.

M&A wrap: Grupo Nutresa, Cameron's Coffee, Stripe, Gamut, Riverside

Mergers & Acquisitions | September 19, 2019

This roundup of major deals in the M&A space includes Grupo Nutresa SA’s acquisition of Cameron’s Coffee. The Nixon Peabody team advising Grupo Nutresa included Boston Corporate partners Greg O’Shaughnessy and Amy O’Keefe, and Rochester Corporate associates Kat Murphy and Aya Hoffman.

The Daily Record announces 2019 Attorneys of the Year

The Daily Record | September 13, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green has been chosen by The Daily Record as one of the “Leaders in Law” winners for the 2019 Attorneys of the Year awards.

Instagram influencers are selling their lips

OneZero | September 12, 2019

This article features Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler’s analysis of Federal Trade Commission rules designed to regulate the booming “influencer economy,” in which Instagram personalities pitch products such as lip fillers, sometimes without disclosing their relationship to the company.

Nixon Peabody adds corporate partner in HK

Reuters Asian Legal Business | September 06, 2019

This article highlights the arrival of Hong Kong Corporate partner Alvin So to Nixon Peabody CWL.

New hires and promotions

Mergers & Acquisitions | September 03, 2019

This roundup of leadership moves in the M&A space highlights the promotion of Boston Global Finance partner Amy Charamba to practice group leader.

2nd Circ.'s Seminal Rejection of FCPA Conviction Challenge

Law360 | August 28, 2019

New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.

Tegna Confirms Apollo Outreach

The Deal | August 21, 2019

This article covers Apollo Global Management LLC’s potential acquisition of Tegna Inc. and mentions Nixon Peabody for representing Tegna in recent deals with Nexstar Media Group Inc. and Dispatch Broadcast Group.

Eagle to expand in northeastern Montana with latest bank deal

American Banker | August 12, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s role as advisor to Eagle Bancorp Montana in its deal to acquire Western Holding Co., parent company of Western Bank of Wolf Point.

Taxation with Representation

Law360 | August 09, 2019

This story highlights Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.

Deal Watch: More consolidation hits the newspaper business

American Lawyer | August 09, 2019

This story highlights Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.

Gatehouse parent to buy Gannett

The Deal | August 06, 2019

The following stories highlight Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.

4 firms steer $1.4B New Media, Gannett tie-up

Law360 | August 05, 2019

The following stories highlight Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.

Attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q2

Law360 | August 01, 2019

This roundup of second-quarter attorney promotions highlights Boston Global Finance partner Amy Charamba and Boston Corporate partner Chris Keefe, who were named to lead their respective practice groups.

IntraLogic secures funding for major expansion

Long Island Business News | July 25, 2019

The following coverage highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as advisor to IntraLogic Solutions in its recapitalization by Post Capital Partners.

School security provider IntraLogic receives PE investment

Security Sales & Integration | July 25, 2019

The following coverage highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as advisor to IntraLogic Solutions in its recapitalization by Post Capital Partners.

What trade trouble? China loosens foreign ownership of financial sector one year early

Forbes | July 20, 2019

This Forbes article describing China’s efforts to open its market to foreign investors.

What makes you work harder? Strap on a sensor and find out

Boston Globe | July 16, 2019

In this story, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes discusses privacy concerns raised by employers who are leveraging wearable devices such as fitness trackers to learn more about workplace productivity.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | July 10, 2019

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry features the promotion of Boston Global Finance partner Amy Charamba to leader of NP’s global finance practice.

B. Riley, Twin Lakes revive Sergio Tacchini

The Deal | July 10, 2019

This story mentions Nixon Peabody as advisor to Twin Lakes Capital LCC and B. Riley Financial Inc. in their acquisition of the fashion label Sergio Tacchini SpA.

Direct listings open new avenues for institutions

Pensions & Investments | July 08, 2019

In this story, Washington, DC, Corporate partner and Securities team leader John Partigan discusses the opportunities and challenges of the direct listing process as an alternative for companies looking to avoid a traditional IPO.

M&A wrap: People moves

Mergers & Acquisitions | July 08, 2019

This roundup of personnel moves in the M&A space features Boston Global Finance partner Amy Charamba, who was recently named to lead the firm’s global finance practice.

Don’t Miss It: Vinson, Nixon Peabody Lead Week’s Hot Deals

Law360 | June 14, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as counsel to Tegna in its $535 million deal to acquire two television stations and one radio station in the Midwest from Dispatch Broadcast Group.

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank to sell drinking water bonds

The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody as bond counsel for the sale of $42.3 million in fixed-rate safe drinking water bonds.

Dispatch exits broadcasting with Tegna deal

The Deal | June 12, 2019

The following stories mention Nixon Peabody as counsel to Tegna in its $535 million deal to acquire two television stations and one radio station in the Midwest from Dispatch Broadcast Group. NP’s deal team included partners John Partigan, Brian Kopp, Sean Clancy, counsels Todd Shinaman and Al Floro, and department attorney Dana Campbell.

Cook County mulls securitization as revenue bonds face pressure

The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019

New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted in this story for his role as counsel to the city of Chicago in a tax securitization matter. Cook County may now emulate the securitization structure Chicago used.

Attorneys watch cross-border issues

Buffalo Business First | June 10, 2019

In this article, Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ben Dwyer discusses how Canada’s approach to data privacy differs from the United States’, and how that impacts cross-border sharing of consumers’ personal information.

MWAA's Dulles Toll Road deal prices; more muni supply on the way next week

The Bond Buyer | June 06, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody as bond counsel to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s sale of $164.31M revenue refunding bonds.

A deal to note: Los Angeles County sells $700M of TRANs in negotiated deal

The Bond Buyer | June 06, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this story as bond counsel to Loudon County, Virginia’s sale of $170.37 million in GO public improvement bonds.

New Nixon Peabody corporate chief bullish on deal work despite market jitters

The American Lawyer | May 20, 2019

Boston Corporate partner and practice group leader Chris Keefe talks to American Lawyer about his new leadership position in the firm, his view of the M&A market for 2019 and beyond, and the flood of new competition in the Boston legal industry.

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Phone: 617-345-1350

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