Nixon Peabody LLP at a Glance

The Buzz

  • “Growing”
  • “Diverse practices”
  • “Nondescript”
  • “Regional”

About Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody's 700+ lawyers collaborate together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property and finance anywhere in the world.

They're Kind of a Big Deal

The firm is nationally recognized for leadership in affordable housing, tax credit finance and syndication, public finance, project finance, franchising and distribution and private equity.

Recent accolades include The M&A Advisor "Restructuring Deal of the Year;" Eighth Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards "Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year;" 2013 Bond Buyer "Far West Deal of the Year;" 2013 Smith's Research & Gradings "High Yield Deal of the Year;" and Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine's "North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year." Intellectual Asset Management magazine ranks Nixon Peabody among the top law firms for securing high-quality patents and gave the firm a No. 1 ranking for Information Technology industry patent quality.

Focused Ahead

Nixon Peabody's brand is future-forward. Two years ago they launched a look and brand that communicates their priority to offer clients proactive, business-minded legal services. Their differentiating logo and website symbolize an emphasis on innovation and appeal to the next generation of lawyers. Above the Law singled out Nixon Peabody for its leadership in social media engagement, and Acritas named the firm as a Rising Star on its Law Firm Brand Index, which recognizes a positive correlation between brand growth and financial growth.

Innovation in Action

Nixon Peabody brings its brand to life through innovative programs such as "Imagination Summer"-summer associates team up with senior associate mentors and the firm's Chief Innovation Officer to learn how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to productizing new legal services. Another example is Nixon Peabody's Capital Connector-a referral network that brings together investors seeking deal flow and companies needing capital to form a unique deal ecosystem. The NP Capital Connector has facilitated more than 1,200 connections between private equity funds and companies.

All are Welcome

The firm is keenly focused on fostering a diverse environment that is responsive to the needs of a multi-generational workforce. For nine consecutive years Nixon Peabody scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index-a national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees. The Women in Law Empowerment Forum awarded Nixon Peabody Gold Standard certification, recognizing the firm's success elevating women to partnership and firm leadership positions. Nixon Peabody is one of only 45 law firms to meet WILEF's "Gold Standard" criteria.


April 2015

Patent Pros

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine ranked Nixon Peabody among the top law firms for securing high-quality patents on behalf of clients. IAM magazine ranked Nixon Peabody No. 7 overall in its ratings, which are calculated using Ocean Tomo's OTR metric giving a quality score to each patent granted over the past three years. Nixon Peabody received top-ten rankings in several categories including:

  • No. 1 in Information Technology
  • No. 5 in Healthcare (pharma/bio)
  • No. 6 in Consumer Electronics/Discretionary
  • No. 7 in Industrials

A Place to Call Home

Nixon Peabody served as investor counsel for one of the largest conversions of public housing to privately owned affordable housing to date under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Under the deal, 1600 units of affordable housing in El Paso, Texas, will be renovated and maintained as affordable housing using a combination of tax credits, bond financing and HUD operating subsidies.

March 2015

Bridge (and Tunnel) the Gap

Nixon Peabody was selected by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission of Virginia to serve as bond and disclosure counsel for the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project. The project will add a two-lane tunnel under the Thimble Shoal Channel expanding capacity and improving safety. The CBBT is the sole connector between the Delmarva Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area.

February 2015

A Tale of Two Towers

Oceanwide Holdings Co, Ltd., a publicly traded real estate company headquartered in China, acquired the two-tower First & Mission development site in San Francisco's TransBay. The project comprises two towers with 1.35 million square feet of office/commercial and 650,000 square feet of residential units. Oceanwide's total investment in these iconic towers on the West Coast could be as much as $1.6 billion. Nixon Peabody LLP was Oceanwide's acquisition counsel and is development counsel moving forward.  

February 2015

Midwest Swing

International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP and Chicago's Ungaretti & Harris LLP merged, effective February 1, 2015. The move adds 100 lawyers with experience spanning the full range of legal services to Nixon Peabody's presence in Chicago and the Midwest. The combined firm retains the Nixon Peabody name and brand.

October 2014

Cruising Down the Information Superhighway

Gannett Co., Inc. completed its acquisition of the remaining 73 percent interest in Classified Ventures LLC, which owns, for $1.8 billion. Acquiring full ownership of doubles Gannett's digital portfolio, further accelerates the company's digital transformation and expands its leading position in local media and marketing services in the automotive sector. Nixon Peabody LLP served as legal advisor on the transaction. 

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Nixon Peabody LLP

100 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-345-1000
Fax: 617-345-1300


  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO & Managing Parter: Andrew I. Glincher
  • Hiring Partner: John V. Snellings
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 700

  • Employment Contact
    Tina Fontane
    Director of Non-Partner Recruiting
    Phone: (212) 940-3014

    Julie Zammuto
    Director, Lateral Partner Recruiting
    Phone: (617) 345-1161

  • Base Salary
    Metro Market Offices
    1st year:  $160,000
    Summer associate: $2,800/week
    Compensation does not include salaries at offices associated with a recent merger. 

  • Summer Associate Offers
    24 out of 25 (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Affordable Housing
    Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
    Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
    Food, Beverage & Agriculture
    Franchising & Distribution
    Global Business & Transactions
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
    Health Care Compliance, Transactions & Finance
    Intellectual Property
    Intellectual Property Litigation
    Labor & Employment
    Life Sciences
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Private Clients, Estate, Trust & Financial Planning
    Private Equity & Investment Funds
    Product Liability
    Project Finance
    Public Finance
    Real Estate Transactions, Development & Finance
    Tax Credit Finance & Syndication

Major Office Locations

  • Albany, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Long Island, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Manchester, NH
  • New York, NY
  • Providence, RI
  • Rochester, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Shanghai
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