Nixon Peabody said Tuesday that it has named Stacy L. Vezina as a partner to the firm’s private equity practice. Vezina, who is based in Nixon Peabody’s Boston office, previously worked at Ropes & Gray. Nixon Peabody is a law firm that specializes in advising institutional investors, private equity funds and portfolio companies.
July 16, 2013 (Boston, MA) – With a focus on what opportunities lie ahead for its clients in the private equity industry, Nixon Peabody LLP has strengthened its nationally recognized private equity practice with the arrival of new partner Stacy L. Vezina.
Based in Nixon Peabody’s Boston office, Ms. Vezina joins one of the most active private equity practices in the market. She focuses her practice on U.S. and international institutional and other investors investing in private investment funds (including real estate funds, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds, buyout funds, funds of funds, and hedge funds) in primary and secondary transactions. Ms. Vezina also represents private investment funds in connection with matters related to fundraising, governance, organizational structure and internal operations.
“Stacy’s deep skills in sponsor side fund formation, investment side work, and secondary transactions are a perfect fit to our growing investment funds practice,” said John J. Koeppel, head of Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity Funds practice. “We continue to look for ways to build our bench of very talented private equity and investment fund lawyers, and Stacy is going to be a tremendous addition in that regard.”
Philip Taub, Co-Head of Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity Transactions practice, added, “Stacy’s experience and connections in the middle market will benefit our clients as we help them successfully raise and use capital to keep their businesses moving forward as well as uncover new opportunities.”
Ms. Vezina who joins Nixon Peabody from Ropes & Gray LLP graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude. She earned her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, magna cum laude.
About Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity and Investment Funds Practice
Nixon Peabody is one of the leading law firms in the world advising institutional investors, private equity funds, and portfolio companies. Over the past nine years, Private Equity Analyst has ranked Nixon Peabody among the most active law firms for private equity and venture capital transactions (#14 in 2013), as well as for fund formation and investments (#4 in 2013). In addition, Nixon Peabody attorneys have been recognized as leaders in the field by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”