James A. Locke III

James A. Locke III

Nixon Peabody LLP

Recognized since 1997

Rochester, New York

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

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James Locke is a business lawyer with experience in a wide range of business law matters. He has been the lead attorney on large public company mergers and on numerous asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies.

Mr. Locke is also engaged in counseling boards of directors of public companies, in representing clients with respect to continued compliance with federal securities laws, and in certain venture capital and other financings, including those in the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Locke is a member of the firm’s Governing Committee.


  • 1300 Clinton Square
    Rochester, NY 14604-1792


  • Ohio Wesleyan University, BA, graduated 1964

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar Association


  • American and Monroe County bar associations - member
  • Board of Directors of Constellation Brands, Inc - member
  • JPMorgan Chase Regional advisory board - member

Nixon Peabody LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

149 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

49 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Corporate Law

Special Focus

  • Closely-Held Businesses
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • General Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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