It’s an exciting time to be in the market. Global trade, regulation and the equity and credit markets are shifting rapidly. We keep investors and executives ahead of the curve, helping them close transactions that fuel future growth.
Confidence in dealmaking is growing. We learn from the hundreds of deals each year what’s “market” and what’s changing. Our collective knowledge helps businesses grow through transformational transactions such as:
But while the opportunities grow, closing the deal now takes more skill than ever. We know how to spot and craft solutions to the issues that could derail a transaction—from developing creative ways to bridge gaps between buyers and sellers, to overcoming regulatory and legal hurdles.
Our goal is to help buyers stand apart from fierce competition for high-value targets and protect the future value of their investments. And to provide sellers with sharp insight into the shifting dynamics of the market and the factors that impact value.
Companies and private investors across sectors but especially in:
Financial Times | October 19, 2018
Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing an important recent decision by the Delaware Chancery Court regarding Material Adverse Effects in corporate M&A deals.
Providence Business News | July 20, 2018
Providence Corporate partner Adam Gwaltney wrote this contributed article outlining five areas of focus for a business owner looking to sell in an environment of high valuations.
Big Sky Business Journal | April 09, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.
Modern Healthcare | April 03, 2018
Providence health care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article on the advantages for hospitals that move to a single shared electronic health records platform.
Law360 | February 16, 2018
Washington DC public company transactions partner and practice group leader John Partigan led a team from Nixon Peabody that advised client Tegna Inc. on its acquisition of two television stations and two radio stations in the San Diego media market.
Boston Business Journal | February 12, 2018
Boston M&A and corporate transactions deputy practice group leader Chris Keefe is quoted in this article for his outlook on the pipeline of M&A deals involving Massachusetts businesses, saying it’s “fuller than it’s been in several years.”
FoodDive | January 19, 2018
Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage is quoted in this article outlining how smaller brands can maintain consumer trust after they are acquired by a larger entity.
Transactions Advisors | January 17, 2018
The Nixon Peabody 2017 MAC Study, which examines negotiating trends in mergers and acquisitions, is discussed in this article. Nixon Peabody’s M&A Indemnification Survey was also included in this feature.
FoodNavigator-USA | January 10, 2018
Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage and associate Isaac Figueras are featured in this article about how national and international brands are creating new strategies to enter regional markets.
Mergers & Acquisitions | December 22, 2017
In this Q&A, New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan discusses the new U.S. tax reform and which industries will benefit the most from the changes.
Opportunities NB Blog | December 15, 2017
This Q&A features Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe and recaps his presentation about doing business in the U.S. at Greenbuild, a conference focused on sustainable building and design.
Rochester Business Journal | December 15, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, M&A and corporate transactions counsel Anita Pelletier and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about the impact of U.S. tax reform on nonprofits.
INSIGHTS | December 01, 2017
Nixon Peabody’s M&A Indemnification Survey is included in this feature.
Buffalo Business First | November 16, 2017
The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.
Politico | November 16, 2017
The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.
The Real Deal | November 03, 2017
Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partner Rick Goldstein is quoted in this article discussing how the GOP’s proposed tax reform plan will affect affordable housing.
WCVB-TV (Hearst Television Affiliate) | November 02, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this segment about Congressional Republicans’ proposed tax code overhaul.
Planet Money by NPR | October 11, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this podcast about the proposed changes to the corporate income tax.
American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Law.com | September 14, 2017
San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor and IP counseling and transactions partner On Lu are quoted in this feature article about the StartOut Growth Lab, an LGBT startup accelerator based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.
Franchise Law Journal | September 01, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Kendal Tyre, public company transactions associate Pierce Han and IP litigation associate Nia Newton authored this article about the due-diligence first steps that franchising systems should take when expanding internationally.
Law360 | July 17, 2017
The article focuses on the arrival of M&A and corporate transactions partners John Erwin Brian Brown, Angie Cottrell and Isabelle de Smedt, and paralegal Patricia Harris as well as the firm’s Raleigh office.
American Lawyer | July 10, 2017
The following coverage is about the arrival of M&A and corporate transactions partners John Erwin, Brian Brown, Angie Cottrell and Isabelle De Smedt to Nixon Peabody’s new Raleigh, North Carolina office.
Thomson Reuters Practical Law | July 01, 2017
New York Banking & Finance partner Alexandra Margolis provides commentary on 2017 loan market trends in large cap and middle-market loan terms. Click here to read the full article.
San Francisco Chronicle | June 25, 2017
San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor is quoted throughout this feature about the San Francisco office’s StartOut Growth Lab. The article highlights the program, the reasons behind it, and the collaboration between Nixon Peabody and StartOut.
Supply Chain Management Review | June 19, 2017
Boston M&A and corporate transactions partner Haydon Keitner authored this column about four things supply chain managers should consider when reviewing commercial contracts.
Medium | May 25, 2017
San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jinjian Huang and associate Sterling Chan co-authored this column about how startups can leverage the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as a source of financing.
Law360 | April 28, 2017
This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.
Bloomberg Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report | April 03, 2017
Boston M&A and corporate transactions partner Haydon Keitner authored this column about materiality scrapes in M&A agreements.
Boston Globe | March 23, 2017
Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Eric Walz, commercial litigation partner George Skelly and M&A and corporate transactions senior counsel Bill Kelly provided insight about how legal decisions can have broader business implications for clients in this article about a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision involving former EMC corporation chief executive Joe Tucci and EMC’s shareholders.
Rochester Business Journal | March 17, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cybersecurity due diligence.
Law360 | March 17, 2017
Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, M&A and corporate transactions senior counsel William Kelly and government investigations and white collar defense associate Eric Walz contributed this article about the Massachusetts SJC’s guidance regarding fiduciary duties of directors of publicly traded Massachusetts corporations.
Law360 | March 09, 2017
Boston M&A and corporate transactions partners Linda Ji and Jack Fainberg were noted as representing Chinese companies Cindat Capital Management Ltd. and Union Life Insurance Co. in a joint venture to invest $930 million in a real estate portfolio held by U.S. health care company Welltower Inc. The full deal team included partners Allen Lynch, Colette Dafoe, and Sean Clancy, and associates Dustin Hawks, Julia Walcott, and Alexander Rosso.
The Wall Street Journal | March 07, 2017
A Nixon Peabody Hot Topics event is mentioned in this article about how private equity firms can unlock the untapped potential of the consumer and retail sector by connecting with millenials and capitalizing on their preferences.
Law360 | January 19, 2017
Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about a decision by the 3rd Circuit to dismiss litigation against international shipping companies in a price fixing case.
Boston Business Journal | January 19, 2017
The arrival of new Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of business movers and shakers.
Mergers & Acquisitions | January 19, 2017
The arrival of Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of people on the move.
Law360 | January 02, 2017
Nixon Peabody’s 15th Annual MAC Survey is mentioned in this article focused on the M&A outlook in 2017.
The Daily Record (NY) | December 22, 2016
This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s annual MAC survey, citing the survey’s findings throughout. New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted discussing the 2016 deal landscape and the history of this survey.
Law360 | December 09, 2016
Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about arguments arising after a U.S. District judge’s decision in an a matter involving international maritime shippers.
Law360 | December 02, 2016
Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about multidistrict litigation involving several international shipping companies.
Nassau Guardian | November 30, 2016
Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre is mentioned in this article announcing the publication of “International Financing 2016: Legal and Business Considerations.” Kendal developed the reference guide with more than 70 attorneys from around the world.
Law360 | November 17, 2016
Los Angeles M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in a matter being considered today by the Third Circuit as to whether international ocean shipping companies are liable in a lawsuit brought by purchasers who accuse these companies of price fixing for vehicle transport.
Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016
Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Isaac Figueras authored this column about the fiduciary duties of boards of directors at year end.
Reuters | October 14, 2016
This news brief notes Rochester M&A and corporate transaction counsel Ron Fondiller’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.
The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | October 07, 2016
This news brief includes the arrival of Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Ron Fondiller, who is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Constellation Brands’ wine and spirits division.
Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016
China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.
Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | October 01, 2016
Article by Charles Bernardini and Frank Emmons on sales tax and use tax issues facing foreign companies selling and installing manufacturing equipment in the United States.
Law360 | September 28, 2016
This feature story highlights the arrival of Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage.
Law360 | September 20, 2016
Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.
Gazzetta di Parma | September 06, 2016
Partner Charles Bernardini is included in this article on a discussion of exporting food and beverage products to the United States.
The Daily Record | August 11, 2016
Rochester corporate transactions associate Kat Murphy is profiled in this article.
Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016
This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.
Buffalo Law Journal | July 04, 2016
Food, Beverage & Agriculture team members New York City associate Jackie Sudano and Rochester associate Joe Carello provide commentary in this in-depth feature article that looks at the current state of New York’s craft beverage industry.
Government Contracting Law Report | July 01, 2016
Washington, DC, partner Vincent Napoleon and associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column discussing steps being taken by the Department of Defense to minimize vulnerabilities and the impact of cyberattacks against defense contractors.
Repairer Driven News (RDN) | June 15, 2016
M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jim Hatem provided commentary for this article on the proposed New Hampshire bill formalizing a DOI stance on new-vehicle aftermarket parts as law and putting some serious teeth into an existing parts disclosure statute.
Art Daily | May 16, 2016
This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.
Law360 | March 30, 2016
The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.
The Deal | March 15, 2016
Private equity partner and Manchester managing partner Andrew Share authored this piece that recaps a top 15 list of actual contract provisions and contract negotiations that highlight some bad examples of what, no doubt, were well meaning intentions.
Rochester Business Journal | March 11, 2016
Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Kim Harding co-authored this law column discussing transgender discrimination issues in the workplace.
Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 01, 2016
Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.
Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | February 22, 2016
New York Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column providing an overview of the 2016 leveraged loan market. Click here to read the full article.
Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016
Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this column on steps the Food and Drug Administration is taking to define “natural” on food labels in the changing landscape of food ingredient and production.
Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016
Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.
New York Times | January 14, 2016
Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.
Law360 | December 21, 2015
Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts group Vincent Napoleon and Washington, DC, associate Nia Newton co-authored this column on the latest proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement seeking to reduce unnecessary and repeated submissions of certified costs or pricing data pursuant to the Truth in Negotiation Act.
Daily Record | December 17, 2015
This article discusses the key findings in Nixon Peabody’s 14th Annual MAC Survey.
Law360 | November 30, 2015
Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds, counsel for AngioDynamics, is quoted in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in Biolitec AG, et al. v. AngioDynamics, Inc. The Court rejected Biolitec AG’s challenge to a $70 million contempt penalty and an arrest warrant for its CEO for going through with a merger expressly forbidden by a lower court’s order.
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Private Equity and M&A Alert | 05.10.18
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