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About Nixon Peabody

At Nixon Peabody, we see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures. We are constantly thinking about what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We work together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property, and finance anywhere in the world.

What Public Company Cybersecurity Can Teach Private Firms

The SEC earlier this year updated its guidance on public company cybersecurity disclosures. Here are four takeaways for privately held companies, according to Nixon Peabody.

Patience: A Virtue Even In Merger, Acquisition Negotiations

In the merger, acquisition and private equity world, speed to dealmaking is often a key tool in establishing a competitive advantage. However, patience — and patient capital — can also be a valuable tool, particularly for family offices. Here’s why.

How Private Equity Buyouts Can Be Good for Business

When a private equity firm acquires a business, employees may fear systematic changes made by outside decision makers. But don’t overlook the potential upsides of private equity.

Do You Need A Large Estate to Require An Estate Plan?

Regardless of your age and net worth, there several reasons to have a well-thought-out estate plan. Nixon Peabody explains.

Consumer Data Breaches: New Legislation on the Way?

Two new pieces of consumer protection legislation could influence data breach notification practices.

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Hope Springs Eternal: Private Equity M&A in 2018

This year, 2018, is poised to be a strong year for private equity mergers and acquisitions. Nixon Peabody explains why.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Don’t Forget Cybersecurity Due Diligence

In our data-driven economy, cyber risk must not be overlooked and should be included as standard M&A due diligence, Nixon Peabody asserts.

FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams, Cyberattacks

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website—— to help small business owners detect scams & protect their networks.

Multiple Generations In Family Offices: Implications for the Future?

Setting up a family office to invest directly in companies can consolidate tax, accounting & wealth management under one roof. But here are the challenges.

Advantages of Gifting Family Business Interests to a Trust for Children

Many families have spent generations building successful businesses. A defective grantor trust can keep that wealth in the family. Nixon Peabody explains.