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David A. Martland


David Martland is the Practice Group Leader of Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice group, which includes our nationally recognized Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Sophisticated Business Transactions practices.

David has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006; in Best Lawyers in America© since 2007; in The Legal 500 U.S. since 2010; and since 2004 as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” and, since 2007, as a “New England Super Lawyer,” based on peer review surveys by Boston Magazine. David has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability, and is a winner of the International Law Office Client Choice Awards for M&A. The Client Choice awards recognize “law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.”

David is co-chair of the TerraLex® strategic planning committee. TerraLex is a worldwide network of more than 155 leading independent law firms in 100 countries and 44 U.S. states, of which Nixon Peabody has been a member for over two decades.

David clerked for Walter R. Mansfield, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

David is a member of the Board of Trustees of Historic New England, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving New England buildings, landscapes and objects dating from the 17th century to the present.


Yale Law School, J.D., (Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal; Moot Court Finalist)
Princeton University, B.A., cum laude


David is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


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