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Predictive. Proactive. Grow your business.

Our clients need and expect excellent legal counsel. We complete the transaction, resolve the dispute, win the trial. Whatever the industry, wherever the geography.

We deliver high quality legal counsel for your needs right now, and are always looking ahead to what’s next. We follow, and often help shape, evolving legislation and see the key trends affecting your industry. Our teams monitor the political, economic and social landscape to predict future legal challenges and smooth your way.

But you can and should get more from your law firm.

With a uniquely pivotal role that connects companies, regulators, funders, and leaders, we offer our clients high-level partnership. We know your industry and get inside your business to help you achieve your goals. We create connections, form alliances, identify opportunities, minimize risks and help you find new customers.

We’re here for all your legal needs.

Main Location

100 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110-2131
Phone: 617-345-1000
16 offices in 4 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Stephen D. Zubiago Stephen D. Zubiago Nixon Peabody LLP
Practicing in: Insurance Law
Practicing in: Insurance Law

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    Leaders

    Andrew I. Glincher Managing Partner & CEO
    Andrew I. Glincher
    Managing Partner & CEO
    Anthony Barron Vice-chair, Litigation Department
    Anthony Barron
    Vice-chair, Litigation Department
    Paul E. Bouton Department Head, Real Estate, Energy & Community Development
    Paul E. Bouton
    Department Head, Real Estate, Energy & Community Development
    Stephen D. Zubiago Department Head, Business & Finance
    Stephen D. Zubiago
    Department Head, Business & Finance
    W. Scott O'Connell Chair, Litigation Department
    W. Scott O'Connell
    Chair, Litigation Department

    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Art Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in California in Art Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New Hampshire in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New Hampshire in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Health Care Law with 8 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Jericho, New York with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Los Angeles, California in Art Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Manchester, New Hampshire in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Manchester, New Hampshire in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Environmental Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Jericho, New York in Health Care Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Energy Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Litigation - Labor and Employment with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Labor Law - Management with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Rochester, New York in Employment Law - Management with 4 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Art Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in California in Art Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New Hampshire in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New Hampshire in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in New York in Health Care Law with 8 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Andrew is an exceptional labor and employment practitioner who exhibits and adheres to exceptional personal and professional standards. His breadth and depth of experience and superior technical expertise serves our complex needs superbly. We highly value his contribution to our organization and see him as a superior labor and employment resource on which we can always depend."
    - Adrian Grundy
    Litecontrol Corporation
    "Without a doubt, I would recommend becoming a client of Mr. Prescott's. He has an acute sense of how to navigate through a case with an ease and expertise that provides a secure level of comfort for the client. He knows labor. He gets results."
    - Paulette Hamilton
    Town of North Smithfield
    "Arthur is a top notch franchise lawyer with the right business sensitivities. We used Arthur on a lawsuit brought by a franchisee with a very difficult opposing counsel. Despite this challenge and issues involving multiple jurisdictions and venues, Arthur was able to get us the right business result for the company. "
    "Craig Tractenberg has a number of years in the franchise industry, and I would recommend him."
    - Jim Rudolph
    Rita's Water Ice
    "Several years ago, I sold my business to a national chain in a lease/purchase situation. The chain subsequently filed for bankruptcy protection. Therefore, I found myself in a very precarious situation. That's when I engaged the services of Dan Sklar of Nixon Peabody. Dan is very personable and easy to work with. He is also very, very intelligent and, therefore, he quickly grasps complex situations. Nothing seems to rattle him when the pressure is intense. He stays calm and professional as he expertly negotiates with the other party. Thanks to Dan, I came out of a dire situation in great shape. I am now in a better financial position than I was in when I originally sold my business. "
    - William Gilmore
    Gilmore Farragut, LLC
    "I have used Dan Sklar for 12 years. He is very clear in giving advice. His statements are well researched and very business practical. His assessment of a situation is backed up by years of experience and verified by others before he makes a decision. His business judgment is very sound. I have used him in some very difficult times and his counsel was right on the money. Dan understands the business, as well as the personal, side of the law; he is a deal maker, if there is a fair or practical opportunity to make one. He will not delay and will consider all options before making a decision. He understands the financial, as well as the business, part of being a lawyer."
    - Ronald Boyarsky
    Precision Technology Inc.
    "In 1995, in anticipation of a major customer's bankruptcy, I went in search of the best bankruptcy lawyer in New Hampshire. I hit the jackpot when I found Dan Sklar. He expertly and creatively guided us through that long and complicated case, and has counseled us in other bankruptcy situations of varying complexity ever since. During the last two years, he has guided our aircraft leasing companies through two simultaneous airline bankruptcies. Dan not only knows the rules, procedures, and strategies applicable to the various parties to a bankruptcy case, but he has a gift for providing clear and insightful explanations of the issues and options. His practical attitude and his experience in non-bankruptcy business transactions and complex financings inform his judgment in helping us work our way through difficult bankruptcy situations. Dan's ability to establish cooperative relationships with other parties' counsel in these complicated cases has redounded to our benefit time and again. In addition (upon request), Dan has recommended counsel from other practice areas within his firm who have unfailingly provided excellent advice and service. Dan is very accessible and responsive - a model outside legal advisor. "
    - Mark Pugliese
    Saab Holdings U.S., Inc.
    "Within a very talented group, this attorney stands out due to his professionalism, knowledge, skill, and savvy. He is just the best."
    "Eric Paley has extensive expertise in ERISA, Worker's Compensation, and Labor and Employment law. He is a pleasure to work with and is among the most responsive lawyers I've ever worked with. His product is always thorough, responsive to our institutional needs, timely, and cost-effective. He provides true value."
    - M.K. Gaedeke Roland
    Kaleida Health
    "I have worked with Jim for 20 years in all aspects of the mortgage business, from mortgage-backed securities to establishing a new mortgage company and matters involving litigation. He has been a friend, an extremely knowledgeable, trusted and thorough attorney, and someone on whose advice and counsel I could always rely. The mortgage business is not an easy one to understand, but Jim has an unusually good grasp of the nuances and the marketplace, and I have found that when we needed a strategy on issues related to our progress, his assistance was invaluable. My company has been through many a "war", but Jim has always been by my side to provide the best of legal guidance."
    - Walter Vail
    Beacon Mortgage Company, LLC
    "James Fabian is an outstanding attorney. He has the highest degree of competence and personal integrity."
    "James Fabian has an excellent fund of knowledge. He is very responsive and easy to work with. He has an excellent ability to tailor his approach."
    "Jean McCreary is extremely competent and responsive."
    - Evan Slavitt
    AVX Corporation
    "Jean is deeply knowledgeable and very responsive."
    - Evan Slavitt
    AVX Corporation
    "Jeff Tanenbaum is an expert in OSHA, workplace safety, and medical issues. He is a pleasure to work with. He practices in California, but I have sought him out for issues in other states, too."
    "Jeff Sachs' expertise and knowledge was invaluable in helping us successfully structure and complete a major new market tax credit financing which provided significant savings for a major construction project."
    - Dennis Chalke
    Baystate Health
    "Kevin Fitzgerald is an excellent lawyer who brings a team of very competent and dedicated attorneys to tackle a complex problem. Kevin's trial skills are superior. His arguments, remarks, and ability to convey the client's side of the argument are second to none. Careful research, strategic thinking, and the ability to lead a team of professionals are all hallmarks of Kevin's practice."
    - Thomas Buchanan
    Derry Medical Center
    "Kevin is a gifted litigator. He knows when and how to finesse a situation via negotiations and strategy, but has the firepower to back it up, if and when court is the only solution."
    - John Friberg
    Elliot Hospital
    "I have for many years had significant dealings with the Nixon firm and in particular Lori Green. I have been delighted with the quality of this relationship and as a result have scored Ms. Green and Nixon at very high levels and would strongly recommend both."
    - Richard Rosenbloom
    Ameritherm, Inc.
    "Martha Anderson is extremely competent in many areas of corporate and banking law. She is very responsive and extremely adept at pulling in other firm resources as needed."
    - Chris Kania
    M & T Bank
    "Martha Anderson has an extremely comprehensive understanding of commercial banking needs balanced by an understanding of the end client's needs as well. She is very thorough and diligent with fantastic recall of details."
    - Chris Kania
    M & T Bank
    "Neal McNamara is, in my opinion, one of the top ERISA and labor and employment attorneys with whom I have had to pleasure to work. His knowledge of his practice areas is second to none. His communication skills, decision making and responsiveness are an incredible asset for our company. Neal has the highest reputation among his peers. I give Neal my highest recommendation."
    - William Gorgone
    Cookson America Inc.
    "Neal McNamara has been very helpful to us in our efforts to develop and implement effective HR policies and procedures. He also advises us regularly on compliance matters and provides useful and timely input on certain personnel decisions."
    - Arthur Fiorenzano
    FAF Inc.
    "The best part about Neil McNamara is you will never see him coming. Behind his laid-back demeanor, he will defend you with honor and integrity, and will do what he has to do to get the job done. Neil does not make promises he cannot keep. His efficiency is quick and immediate, whether its reviewing and fixing a simple letter protecting your company from employees potential actions, right up to gathering up all the information he will need to shut down a frivolous law suit in its tracks. Nixon-Peabody was lucky to get him as a partner."
    - Scott Wasserman
    HC of Rhode Island
    "Richard Jones has excellent experience. He gets to the critical and salient facts quickly. He is very timely and responsive. He makes me feel like I am his most important client. He is creative and has great business acumen that can bridge the law and the practical side of complex alternatives. He is helpful in both domestic and international, technical and business, intellectual property issues like patent versus trade secret, employee, export, financing, term sheets as well financing and investor relations."
    - T. Joseph Fisher
    Contour Energy Systems, Inc.
    "I have had the pleasure to work with attorney Ruth Silman on a complex environmental permitting matter. She delivered to our project expertise in environmental law, as well as a firm understanding of manufacturing operational matters. She offered business oriented advice to help our firm address our permitting needs, crafting a strategy that fully integrated our business operational objectives. I highly recommend the firm of Nixon Peabody LLP and recognize without hesitation and recommend specifically attorney Ruth Silman."
    - Corrine Schultz
    Home Market Foods
    "Scott is the finest lawyer I have worked with. He must never sleep with the great responsiveness he demonstrates. He is very knowledgeable on most environmental related issues, and works well with technical consultants and regulators. He is highly regarded with regulators and always conducts himself in a professional manner. He has great practical ideas and provides good workable strategies on issues. I have worked with Scott for around 25 years!"
    - Thomas Hasek
    Seneca Meadows, Inc.
    "Scott Turner is simply the most experienced, hardest working, most efficient, and well respected energy and environment lawyer I have ever worked with in the northeastern U.S. It is always a pleasure to work with Scott and his team at NP!"
    - David Klinch
    UniStar Nuclear Energy, LLC
    "I have worked with Scott over the past 9 years, mostly concerning water issues at our nuclear facilities. He is an extremely knowledgeable, reliable, and effective lawyer who is also one of the nicest people I have ever worked with. I hope to have the opportunity to work more extensively with Scott, as I know his capabilities go well beyond what we have done together so far."
    "Our company has been utilizing the expertise of Ms. Stacie Collier for a number of years. I have always found her to be friendly, readily available, and extremely knowledgeable. Although she carries a heavy workload she always seems to find the time for us. If she doesn't know something, which is rare, she communicates with colleagues who do. She is well-known in the community and very well regarded. I respect her greatly."
    - Rick Barry
    Summit Technical Services, Inc.
    "Steven Feirman has a tremendous level of experience in all aspects of franchising. His responses are immediate and very enlightening, giving a full picture of the problem areas involved. Mr. Feirman always gives his personal attention to the problems of the client despite the enormous workload he has."
    "I have known Susan for seven years. She is extremely knowledgeable in her area. She has guided our facility through several very successful union negotiations."
    "Thomas Greiner is a critical thinker with creative ideas and a grasp of issues; he presents an accurate evaluation of risks and opportunities, and brings people together to achieve a common goal."
    "Scott is, without question, one of the most talented attorneys in practice today. In addition to having a razor-sharp intellect that is able to make complex issues understandable to judges, juries, and obstreperous opposing counsel, he is fundamentally committed to serving his clients' best interests. He is truly the best of the best."
    - Rebecca McMahon
    Cayhoga Community College
    "Andrew is an exceptional labor and employment practitioner who exhibits and adheres to exceptional personal and professional standards. His breadth and depth of experience and superior technical expertise serves our complex needs superbly. We highly value his contribution to our organization and see him as a superior labor and employment resource on which we can always depend."
    - Adrian Grundy
    Litecontrol Corporation
    "Without a doubt, I would recommend becoming a client of Mr. Prescott's. He has an acute sense of how to navigate through a case with an ease and expertise that provides a secure level of comfort for the client. He knows labor. He gets results."
    - Paulette Hamilton
    Town of North Smithfield
    "Arthur is a top notch franchise lawyer with the right business sensitivities. We used Arthur on a lawsuit brought by a franchisee with a very difficult opposing counsel. Despite this challenge and issues involving multiple jurisdictions and venues, Arthur was able to get us the right business result for the company. "
    "Craig Tractenberg has a number of years in the franchise industry, and I would recommend him."
    - Jim Rudolph
    Rita's Water Ice

    Nixon Peabody LLP

    Main Location

    100 Summer Street
    Boston, MA 02110-2131
    Phone: 617-345-1000
    16 offices in 4 countries

    Personnel

    Partners: 309
    Of Counsel: 78
    Associates: 214
    Other Lawyers: 6
    Paralegals: 75
    Non-Legal Employees: 703
    International Partners: 6
    International Associates: 2
    International Non-Legal Employees: 16

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Admiralty and Maritime Law
    Antitrust Law
    Appellate Practice
    Banking and Finance Law
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Biotechnology Law
    Civil Rights Law
    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Law
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Employment Law - Individuals
    Employment Law - Management
    Energy Law
    Entertainment Law - Music
    Environmental Law
    Franchise Law
    Government Relations Practice
    Health Care Law
    Insurance Law
    Labor Law - Management
    Labor Law - Union
    Land Use and Zoning Law
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Bankruptcy
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - ERISA
    Litigation - First Amendment
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    Litigation - Securities
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    Media Law
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Non-Profit / Charities Law
    Patent Law
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    Public Finance Law
    Real Estate Law
    Securities / Capital Markets Law
    Securities Regulation
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates