Martha M. Anderson

Martha M. Anderson


Nixon Peabody LLP

Recognized since 2012

Buffalo, New York

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Energy Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

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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.

Sports

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.

Other

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.

Location

  • 40 Fountain Plaza, Suite 400
    Buffalo, NY 14202-2224

Education

  • Smith College, BA

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • New York, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Nixon Peabody LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

181 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

75 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Banking and Finance Law, Buffalo (2023)
  • Corporate Law, Buffalo (2023)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Buffalo (2020)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Buffalo (2019)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Buffalo (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Energy Law

"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), Buffalo, NY

"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), Buffalo, NY

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