Nixon Peabody To Open New Office In Silicon Valley, CA

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 00:00

Nixon Peabody LLP has announced it is bringing in a new group of business attorneys from Silicon Valley Law Group to help initiate its new office in Silicon Valley. The addition of a Silicon Valley location boosts the network of offices Nixon Peabody has in California to three markets - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

James C. (Jim) Chapman and a group of four other attorneys are joining Nixon Peabody from Silicon Valley Law Group.They will be joined by several business and intellectual property attorneys from Nixon Peabody's San Francisco office in founding Nixon Peabody's Silicon Valley office.

Mr. Chapman joins Nixon Peabody as a new partner in the Venture Capital, Emerging Growth and Technology Practice.Prior to Nixon Peabody, he was a founder of Silicon Valley Law Group where he also chaired the firm's Corporate and Securities Group.

Mr. Chapman's practice areas include public and private securities offerings, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. He has been involved in more than 150 mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.

The other attorneys joining Nixon Peabody from Silicon Valley Law Group and their areas of practice are:Ms. Lisa Chapman, counsel, Labor & Employment; Mr. Stephen W. Clinton, counsel, Venture Capital, Emerging Growth and Technology; Mr. Michael Schachter, associate, Venture Capital, Emerging Growth and Technology, and Ms. Wanli Xu, associate, Venture Capital, Emerging Growth and Technology.

The Silicon Valley office will operate temporarily in Palo Alto, immediately off The Embarcadero at 2225 East Bayshore Road, until a permanent office location is selected in the coming months.