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February 21, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Nixon Peabody LL…

February 21, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Nixon Peabody LLP was ranked second by Dow Jones & Company’s Private Equity Analyst among leading law firms nationally for the number of private equity or venture capital funds they have negotiated and closed for general partners and limited partners in 2004. The firm moved up four positions from last year’s rating with 169 funds closed, up from 103 in 2003.

Nixon Peabody retained its seventeenth place ranking among law firms nationally in the number of private equity and venture capital deals they have negotiated and closed on in 2004, although the number of these deals rose from 72 in 2003 to 96 in 2004.

“These rankings confirm that our Private Equity Team is among the leaders in the nation,” said Charles P. Jacobs, head of Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity Team. “This recognition is a tribute to our lawyers’ depth of industry knowledge and experience in a wide array of private equity and venture capital transactions, and their ability to achieve our clients’ goals.”

Private Equity Analyst is one of the leading publications in the private equity arena and reports on the private equity and venture capital market.

Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity Team consists of more than fifty-five attorneys who provide counsel to venture capital and private equity funds, investors, and venture-backed companies. The team represents fund sponsors, institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals, as well as funds in connection with portfolio investments both in the buyout and venture capital areas. The Private Equity Team also includes attorneys from several other practice areas, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and ERISA.

Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the fifty largest law firms in the United States with more than six hundred attorneys working in fifteen major practice areas. 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.

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