M&A and Corporate Transactions



We help companies and investors foresee new opportunities, solve problems and efficiently drive transactions to close.

Our approach

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:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing
  • Other strategic agreements

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.

Who we work with 

Companies and private investors across sectors but especially in:

  • food, beverage and agriculture
  • health care
  • manufacturing
  • consumer products
  • Big Data and other technology
  • life sciences

Representative Experience

  • Advised Constellation Brands in a revised agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev that makes Crown Imports a fully owned entity of Constellation through a complete divestiture of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business. The transaction has been called “a game changer” by the media and is one of the largest M&A deals of 2013.
  • Advised Eastman Kodak Company in the sale of its Eastman Gelatine subsidiary to Rousselot, a division of VION Food Group. This transaction was recognized in 2012 as “Middle-Market Deal of the Year” as well as “Cross-Border Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
  • Advised the Gannett Company on its $2.2 billion acquisition of the Belo Corporation in a deal that almost doubles Gannett’s television operations. The deal is the biggest local television station sale in about a decade and comes amid of a wave of consolidation in the industry.
  • Advised W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd., an equity manager, in its acquisition by AllianceBernstein L.P., a global investment management firm with $447 billion in assets under management.
  • Counsel to Exinda, a provider of next-generation WAN optimization solutions, in a variety of corporate transactions. Backed by OpenView Venture Partners, Exinda is the recipient of the 2012 Red Herring 100 Americas Award, which recognizes the top private companies playing a leading role in innovation and technology.
  • Represented Blu Homes, a maker of "green, precision-built" prefabricated homes based in Massachusetts and California, in completing its first institutional round of investment, totaling nearly $60 million. The financing round was led by Netherlands-based Skagen Group. With initial private funding, investment in Blu Homes now totals nearly $69 million since it began operation in 2008.
  • Represented Connecticut-based, nonprofit health care system, Lawrence & Memorial Corporation, on its acquisition of the assets of Rhode Island’s The Westerly Hospital and certain affiliated companies. This transaction was recognized in 2014 as “Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor.
  • Represented Kozy Shack, a family-owned business and manufacturer of refrigerated desserts, in its sale to Land O’Lakes, the second largest agricultural cooperative in the United States.
  • Represented North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States, in the majority recapitalization of its affiliated practice management company with Moelis Capital Partners. This transaction was recognized in 2011 as “Middle-Market Deal of the Year” as well as “Healthcare & Life Sciences Deal of the Year” by M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
  • Represented the senior management of Au Bon Pain in a management buyout from Compass Holdings that included a group of equity investors led by PNC Equity Management.
  • Represented Wyse Technology in its highly publicized sale to Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers. Wyse was a cloud computing company backed by Garnett & Helfrich.

2017 M&A Outlook Clouded By Shifting Political Environment

Law360 | January 02, 2017

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

MA survey reflects optimism

The Daily Record (NY) | December 22, 2016

This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s annual MAC survey, citing the survey’s findings throughout. New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted discussing the 2016 deal landscape and the history of this survey.

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

Law360 | December 09, 2016

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

Shipping Act Allows State Antitrust Claims, Fed. Agency Says

Law360 | December 02, 2016

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

Attorneys published in International Franchising 2016

Nassau Guardian | November 30, 2016

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

3rd Circ. could clarify preemption in shipping antitrust suit

Law360 | November 17, 2016

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

Directors’ fiduciary duties come into focus at year-end

Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016

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

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters | October 14, 2016

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

On the Move

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

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

A Slow and Steady Approach for Nixon Peabody

Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016

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

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

Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | October 01, 2016

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

Nixon Peabody Adds Corporate Partner in Rochester, NY

Law360 | September 28, 2016

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

Seed Co. Settlement Sends Warning Signal To Exporters

Law360 | September 20, 2016

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

Export Agroalimentare Negli USA

Gazzetta di Parma | September 06, 2016

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

Kat Murphy Fulfilled by Mental Challenge of Practicing Law

The Daily Record | August 11, 2016

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

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016

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

New York's craft beverage industry moves forward

Buffalo Law Journal | July 04, 2016

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

DoD Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Unclassified Covered Defense Information

Government Contracting Law Report | July 01, 2016

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

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

Repairer Driven News (RDN) | June 15, 2016

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

Take time to negotiate all aspects of foreign investments

Rochester Business Journal | June 10, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Boston partner Linda Ji authored this column about important aspects of foreign investing.

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

Art Daily | May 16, 2016

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

Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Winston & Strawn Deals Pro

Law360 | March 30, 2016

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

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

The Deal | March 15, 2016

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

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

Rochester Business Journal | March 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | February 22, 2016

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

FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016

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

Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016

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

North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor

New York Times | January 14, 2016

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

Problems in DOD Plan to Reduce TINA Regulatory Actions

Law360 | December 21, 2015

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

Nixon Peabody: MAC Survey shows ‘cautious optimism’

Daily Record | December 17, 2015

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

Justices Reject Biolitec's $70M Contempt Appeal

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.

This Week's Deals

The Recorder | November 05, 2015

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

Credit Agricole Settlement Is Warning To Foreign Cos.

Law360 | November 02, 2015

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

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

Law360 | November 02, 2015

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

Rainmakers Who Always Shine

Diversity & the Bar | November 01, 2015

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

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

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

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

HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation

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

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

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

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

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

Hopping Business

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

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

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

Government Contracting Law Report | September 01, 2015

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

Navigating Gender Bias on the Road to Professional Success

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

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

Wearable devices pose data security problems

Rochester Business Journal | August 21, 2015

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Joe Carello authored this column discussing legal issues surrounding wearable devices in the workplace.

Indian American lawyer shortlisted for prestigious award

The Times of India | August 14, 2015

The feature story notes that Richa Naujoks has been shortlisted for Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year award.

Are Private Institution Security Department Records Subject to Disclosure Under Public Records Acts?

Privacy & Security Law Report | August 01, 2015

This column discusses two decisions that demonstrate the competing considerations in determining whether private institutions’ campus security departments equate to public acts subject to public records laws. Mike Cooney, Chris Thomas, Steven Richard and Kacey Houston Walker authored the piece.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | July 20, 2015

Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han has been named to the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the greater DC area.

State Offers an Efficient Resource for Business Dispute Resolution

Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2015

In this monthly “Law” column, Rochester partners Jeff LaBarge and David Tennant discuss efforts by the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division to improve the litigation process.

Tourists More Eager than Businesses to Embark on Cuba

Rochester Business Journal | June 26, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article on doing business in Cuba.

Representation and Warranty Insurance—A Concept That Has Come of Age for M&A

The Deal | June 24, 2015

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan authored this column on the coming of age of representation and warranty insurance in mergers and acquisitions.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015

Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cybersecurity Risks Require Thorough Evaluation in M&A Transactions

The Deal | June 11, 2015

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan authored this column discussing the importance of cybersecruity evaluations in M&A deals.

Nonprofits in the Zone of Insolvency: 2 Cautionary Tales

Law360 | May 19, 2015

New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney, and associate Rob Trott and Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice Victor Milione coauthored this column on important issues charitable fiduciaries should educate themselves on to avoid insolvency.

Anywhere but Here

Site Selection | May 13, 2015

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article discussing why location matters for multinationals in light of the largest criminal fine ever paid in connection with an International Emergency Economic Powers Act prosecution.

Drone technology is taking off, but so are its regulations

Rochester Business Journal | May 08, 2015

Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta authored this column discussing trends in unmanned aircraft systems legislation and potential opportunities for businesses.

A Look at IRS Plan for Contracts with Foreign Contractors

Law360 | May 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Rob Trott coauthored this article discussing the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations related to the assessment of a foreign contracts excise tax.

The Rising Tide of Suspensions and Debarments in Government Contracts

Government Contracting Law Report | May 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders coauthored this column, the first of two in this series, on how the current environment is increasing the number of suspensions and debarments among government contractors.

Lawyers' Forum: Midwest Boosts Renewable Energy Tech

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 28, 2015

Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner Dave Brown authored this column discussing renewable energy technologies which have reshaped the Midwestern energy market in recent years. Click here to read the full article.

Appraisal Rights Waivers after Halpin V. Riverstone

Law360 | April 16, 2015

Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Brian Krob and Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Kim Rovtar coauthored this article discussing Halpin v. Riverstone National, Inc.—a case questioning the effectiveness of waive appraisal rights.

Put Low Interest Rates to Work in Estate Planning Strategies

Rochester Business Journal | April 10, 2015

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Private Clients associate Sarah Brownlow authored this column discussing the real estate strategy of locking in low interest rates to generate higher returns and reduce future estate tax burdens.

Nixon Peabody Nabs Ex-Squire Patton Boggs M&A Pro

Law360 | April 08, 2015

This feature article highlights the arrival of San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.

Lateral Moves

American Lawyer | April 08, 2015

This coverage highlights the arrival of San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Foust and San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.

Venture Capital for Social Service Organizations

Rochester Business Journal | April 03, 2015

Partner and leader of our Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney and Boston Public Finance counsel Navjeet Bal authored this piece discussing how social impact bonds can help address some of Rochester's social challenges.

Haffner's Sale Confirmed by Parties

The Eagle-Tribune | March 25, 2015

This article highlights the sale of 14 service stations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Boston Private Clients partner Sarah Connolly and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe represented the Haffner family in the acquisition.

Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony

CQ Congressional | March 24, 2015

The testimony of Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Public Companies Transactions practice John Partigan is highlighted. John testified at a Senate subcommittee meeting in support of the Senate bill (S. 576, Encouraging Employee Stock Ownership Act) to amend SEC Rule 701.

J.H. Whitney Capital Buys PSA Healthcare

peHUB | March 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.

David Marcus Talks with Richard Langan about Shareholder Activism

The Deal | March 13, 2015

In this video interview, New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan discusses how companies should anticipate the possibility of an activist approach with senior writer David Marcus.

Experts discuss raising capital through crowdfunding

Chicago Daily Herald | March 02, 2015

Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner David Brown is featured in this article discussing crowdfunding in commercial real estate.

How changes in Cuba embargo affect travel, banking, exports, more

Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015

M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.

Bill Would Let Truck Stops and Bars Install Video Gambling

Indiana Public Media | February 12, 2015

Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Donna More discusses a bill that would allow truck stops and bars to install low-stakes video gambling terminals.

FactSet Acquires Research Firm Code Red

The Deal | February 09, 2015

This article notes financial data and analytics provider FactSet Research’s acquisition of privately held investment research management technology company Code Red. Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Christopher Keefe and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Dustin Hawks are identified as Code Red’s legal counsel.

5 Takeaways from Latest OFAC Guidance on Russia Sanctions

Law360 | December 22, 2014

In this column, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses the Office of Foreign Assets Controls’ new FAQs addressing U.S. companies’ challenges in connection with the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List from the U.S. sanctions against Russian business interests.

Strategy to Grown NYS Craft Beverage Industry Comes to Fruition

Rochester Business Journal | December 12, 2014

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the history of legislation in New York that has helped the craft beverage industry flourish, and how the Craft New York Act of 2014 will contribute to further growth.

Craft Beverage Legislation Goes Down Smooth in NY

Law360 | December 02, 2014

Rochester associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the New York Craft New York Act, which encourages the growth of the craft beverage industry.

Keep Your Company's Trade Secrets from Walking Out Your Door

Rochester Business Journal | November 21, 2014

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson collaborated on this column discussing 10 practical ideas to safeguard trade secrets.

Buyers Gaining More MAC Leverage in M&A Deals

Law360 | November 07, 2014

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan is featured in this story on MAC clauses in M&A deals. Our 13th annual MAC Survey served as the inspiration for this story.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

American Lawyer | October 18, 2014

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.

Business of Law

Bloomberg News | October 17, 2014

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.

Nixon Peabody Beefs Up Chicago Office with Ex-Schiff Attys

Law360 | October 15, 2014

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.

"So You Think Your Make-Whole and No-Call Rights Will Protect Your Yields? Think Again. Some Lessons Learned From Recent Case Law."

Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter | October 02, 2014

Boston Global Finance partner Frank Hamblett and Boston Global Finance associate Erik Schneider authored this column discussing the critical importance of carefully and precisely drafted make-whole and no-call provisions. Read the full article here.

Export Control Implications of Cloud Computing

The Export Practitioner | October 01, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column on the unique export compliance challenges cloud computing creates for users and providers.

Challenges Mount for Companies Doing Business in Russia

Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this column discussing the obstacles companies who do business with Russia are facing in light of sanctions against the country.

Russian Sanctions May Provoke Firesales

Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is featured in this Q&A on the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Case Leaves Open Questions on Affirmative Action at Public Colleges

Rochester Business Journal | August 15, 2014

This guest column authored by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant and Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek focuses on the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case and how it could affect colleges and universities in the Rochester area.

Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges

Law360 | August 06, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.

Dealmakers Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Phil Taub

Law360 | July 30, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is featured in this Q&A, part of Law360’s series with dealmaking movers and shakers.

5 Takeaways From Latest US Sanctions Against Russian Cos.

Law360 | July 22, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.

Broad New Russia Sanctions Create Compliance Uncertainty

Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.

2014 Looks Busy Amid Vigorous Auction Processes

Mergers & Acquisitions | July 15, 2014

Boston Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Greg O’Shaughnessy participated in this video Q&A.

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

Law360 | July 10, 2014

Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.

Sensata picks up PE-backed DeltaTech Controls

The Deal | July 07, 2014

This article notes that Sensata Technologies Holding will acquire DeltaTech Controls GmbH from private equity-backed CoActive Technologies Inc. for an enterprise value of $190 million. Business transactions practice group leader David Martland and partner Chris Keefe are noted as Sensata’s legal counsel.

Versar picks up J.M. Waller

The Deal | July 02, 2014

Client J.M. Waller Associates’ sale to Versar, Inc. is highlighted in this piece. The coverage notes J.M. Waller’s legal team led by securities practice group leader John Partigan and includes partners Brian Kopp and Christian McBurney; associate Pierce Han; and paralegal Alicia Rotella.

Law: Preparation, prompt response limit impact of disputes

Rochester Business Journal | June 13, 2014

Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum authored this column on preparation for business disputes.

Reform Offers Chances and Challenges

China Daily | June 11, 2014

Boston Business Transactions and China practice partner Linda Ji discusses recent economic reforms in China that are attracting more foreign direct investment.

Risk and Compliance: Dozens of Companies Report North Korea Gold in Supply Chain

The Wall Street Journal | June 04, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides third-party commentary in this article on what corporations and businesses are doing as they discover that some of their products may include North Korean gold and the implications of this finding.

A Look at Export Control Changes for Satellites

Law360 | May 22, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin authored this column discussing how the decision by the U.S. government to remove commercial and scientific communications satellites from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List eases export of these products.

US Anti-Boycott Laws: Top 5 Things Exporters Should Know

Law360 | April 29, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the key points that every U.S. exporter should know about the U.S. anti-boycott laws.

The Morning Risk Report: Companies Unprepared for Russia Sanctions

Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses new sanctions against Russia and few tools that companies can use to ensure compliance.

No More Export Licenses for Russia: Tips for Exporters

Law360 | April 17, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A/Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the issues raised for U.S. exporters resulting from the significant move by the U.S. government to stop issuing export licenses for dual-use and defense items to Russia.

First-Quarter Deal Value Reached Highest Level Since 2008

Mergers & Acquisitions | April 07, 2014

Boston Global Business & Transactions partner Chris Keefe discusses the market outlook for 2014.

Latest Ukraine-Related Sanctions Likely Won't Be The Last

Law360 | March 18, 2014

Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Government Relations counsel Doug Dziak discuss the likely series of government sanctions in response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Moelis' IPO Prospects May be aided by Performance, Market Appetite

SNL Financial | March 11, 2014

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan and counsel Ted Ghorra discuss the landscape in the investment banking landscape and how it has changed since 2007.

Strong Deal Flow Expected in New England in 2014

Mergermarket | March 01, 2014

Boston Global Business & Transactions partner Chris Keefe discusses expectations for a strong New England deal climate in 2014.

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