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Every geography and financial instrument follows its own regulatory requirements. Using our connections with the SEC, stock exchanges and businesses, we help clients with all aspects of securities law and corporate finance—in diverse industries and markets, both U.S. and international.
Our attorneys have the connections and know-how to help with all our clients’ needs: launching public offerings and private placements; equity, debt or convertible securities financing; going-private transactions; and advice on corporate governance issues, securities compliance or disclosure matters.
As leaders in providing proactive securities insights and counsel, we take a unique, team-oriented approach to serving client issuers, investors, underwriters and investment banks. Based in D.C. and NYC, the team is very closely connected to the activities of the regulatory authorities and exchanges. Our clients know what to expect and how to react.
We are lead counsel on public offerings (including offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S) and work on hundreds of private placements raising billions of dollars.
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.
WRCN 103.9 FM Long Island Radio | October 04, 2020
Cooperatives & Condominiums practice team leader and New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Erica Buckley was featured in this radio segment focusing on the Martin Act (one of the most exhaustive securities laws in the country), New York State filings and compliance, and investigation and enforcement by the New York Attorney General.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | September 24, 2020
This article covers the work of Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher and associate Scott Seitz in getting the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to drop a lifetime ban for their client, after convincing the SEC that further proceedings were required. The story quotes both Rob and Scott.
Reuters | March 26, 2020
Boston co-office managing partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, a partner in the Complex Commercial Disputes group, provides insight on a possible uptick in SEC enforcement activity in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and the new federal stimulus package.
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.
Insights | March 25, 2019
New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy wrote this contributed article for Insights, Wolters Kluwer’s corporate and securities-focused monthly journal, exploring securities law issues related to the creation of opportunity funds.
Compliance Week | February 10, 2019
This story features New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy’s analysis of the factors that prompted a new SEC risk alert outlining proper procedures for investment advisers.
The Deal | December 12, 2018
Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this roundup of executive news in the M&A, private equity and venture capital spaces.
Law360 | December 11, 2018
San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea’s arrival at Nixon Peabody is featured in this article, which highlights Lior’s experience in emerging growth companies, venture capital and M&A in the tech industry.
PE Hub | December 10, 2018
The arrival of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this article by PE Hub, a top publication covering venture capital and private equity fundraising. Lior is quoted in the piece, along with San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor and Corporate practice group leader David Martland of Boston.
The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation | September 18, 2018
Washington DC Corporate partner John Partigan wrote this article analyzing Spotify’s decision to go public without conducting an underwritten IPO, making the music streaming service the largest company to do so through a direct listing.
National Law Journal | August 21, 2018
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this story on his ongoing representation of Thornton Law Firm in a dispute over billing in a securities class action case.
Rochester Business Journal | July 19, 2018
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this article detailing the SEC’s “important but nonbinding guidance on when a digital asset may be deemed a security.” The article draws from an alert written by New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy and Rochester Corporate associate Brian Becker.
Global Legal Group | April 19, 2018
New York City global finance partner Alexandra Margolis and public company transactions partner Dick Langan, and Boston global finance associate Mary Beth Ciullo co-wrote a chapter in the 2018 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance, on LIBOR issues.
Big Sky Business Journal | April 08, 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.
Law360 | April 02, 2018
Washington DC public company transactions partner Sean Clancy and associate Praveen Ayyagari, Rochester M&A and corporate transactions associate Brian Mahoney and Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Shahzad Malik contributed this expert analysis column on tax reform’s impact on private equity.
Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief Alert | 02.22.21
Government Investigations & White Collar Law Alert | 02.16.21
Securities Alert | 02.12.21
Securities Alert | 01.14.21
Corporate Alert | 01.14.21
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