"Nixon Peabody" Posts

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.

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—ftc.gov.SmallBusiness— 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.

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.