Martha M. Anderson - Nixon Peabody LLP

Martha M. Anderson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 716-853-8105

Martha Anderson is Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody’s Buffalo, New York, office. She is a finance and corporate lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing financial institutions and businesses of all types in connection with leveraged and project finance transactions and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. She also has extensive experience in professional sports matters involving NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL teams and their stadiums and arenas.

What do you focus on?

I help financial institutions and businesses of all types to get their deals done and achieve their strategic objectives. My practice includes the following:

Leveraged Finance

I represent banks, subordinated and other lenders and corporate borrowers in financings, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and single bank, working capital and asset-based transactions, EB-5 financings, subordinated note purchases, acquisition financings and debt restructurings. I am also experienced in negotiating intercreditor agreements and subordination agreements.

Project Finance

In addition to the stadium project financings referenced below, I have worked on project financings of solar plants, energy storage facilities, fertilizer plants and infrastructure. Most recently, I worked with our project finance team on the $1.8 billion financing of a fertilizer plant.

Mergers and Acquisitions

I represent buyers and sellers of businesses in leveraged and other acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and dispositions, both domestically and internationally. That experience includes transactions involving companies involved in manufacturing, food, health care and medical devices.


I am experienced representing governmental and private entities in professional sports matters involving NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL teams and their stadiums and arenas. This experience includes work on the stadium financings for the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Twins and Nets; representation of the County of Erie in connection with the Buffalo Bills lease and related Ralph Wilson stadium renovations; and work on a team bankruptcy and asset sale.


I also advise clients on corporate, limited liability company and partnership matters and joint ventures. I have worked closely with our health care team on structuring, governance and finance matters involving our health care clients.

Smith CollegeBA State University of New York at BuffaloJ.D.

Client Comments

"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
Administrative Vice President
M & T Bank

"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
Administrative Vice President
M & T Bank

Office Location

Key Towers at Fountain Plaza, Suite 500
40 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202-2224
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Buffalo Metro Area
Martha M. Anderson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law