Nixon Peabody Names M&A Chief

Nixon Peabody LLP has named David Martland as head of its M&A and private company transactions practice. He joined Nixon Peabody in 2003, and succeeds Philip Taub, who was named chair of the business and finance department.


In ternational law firm Nixon Peabody LLP has named David A. Martland as leader of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Company Transactions practices, which includes approximately 70 attorneys firmwide. Mr. Martland succeeds the practice’s previous leader, Philip Taub, who was recently named chair of the firm’s Business and Finance Department.

“David has helped expand our global business group through hard work, a strong focus on team effort, and a commitment to top-flight client service,” said Mr. Taub, chair of Nixon Peabody’s Business and Finance Department. “His ability to see the big picture and think strategically enables us to develop creative and effective legal solutions for our clients even in this challenging business environment.”

Mr. Martland, who is based in the firm’s Boston office, joined Nixon Peabody in 2003. He counsels private and public companies and a variety of private equity funds on the full range of corporate matters.

Mr. Martland has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 2007. Mr. Martland has also been recognized every year since 2004 as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” and since 2007, as a “New England Super Lawyer” in Business and Corporate Law based on peer surveys by Boston magazine.

Mr. Martland earned his J.D. from Yale Law School where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

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Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as a “Global 100” law firm—one of the largest in the world. With 800 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in 17 cities, including Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rochester, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. Nixon Peabody LLP was recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies To Work For®” three years in a row. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2010 “Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality” list.