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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.

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.

Top 100 Private Equity Firms: 2017 List, Research and Rankings

The Top 100 Private Equity Firms list and research rankings from Preqin. Nixon Peabody examines some of the top PE firms on the list.

Private Equity: Potential Merger & Acquisition Trends for 2017

A look at 2016 private equity (PE) deal activity. Plus, predictions for 2017 mergers, acquisitions & midmarket PE deals. Nixon Peabody explains.

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 adds a new section on cybersecurity management, risk management metrics and measures. Nixon Peabody explains.


U.S., Swiss Governments Sign Own Privacy Shield

The U.S. & Swiss governments finalized an agreement allowing multinationals to transfer personal data between the two countries. Nixon Peabody explains.

Public Employees and Free Speech Rights on Facebook: Court Ruling

What happens when public employees discuss workplace issues on Facebook? This legal case offers some clues. Nixon Peabody offers analysis.

NIST Cybersecurity Guidance for Small Businesses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released information security guidance targeted at small businesses. Nixon Peabody explains.