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Greenberg Traurig’s Scott Meza Presents in the WMACCA Corporate Law Forum: Moving Forward in an M&A Transaction, “The Art and Science”

NORTHERN VIRGINIA (Sept. 4, 2014) – Scott Meza, Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Shareholder, will serve as a panelist in the WMACCA Corporate Law Forum presentation on Sept. 9, 2014 at Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office.

Meza will co-present in the panel titled “Moving Forward in an M&A Transaction – ‘The Art and Science.’” In a program hosted last September, Meza provided a presentation on how the letter of intent is an essential roadmap for an acquisition. This session will move to the next step, looking at how several essential terms are moved forward into the definitive agreements and analyzing the core financial and risk allocation choices presented in these terms. This program will provide practical guidance for managing risk through purchase price structures and adjustments and establishing balanced indemnification clauses and carve-outs tied to representations, warranties and covenants. It will also highlight the do's and don'ts for negotiating and documenting these terms.

Scott Meza has more than 25 years of experience assisting businesses in complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs of public and private companies, and sophisticated equity and debt financings and recapitalizations. Scott's broad industry experience includes managing transactions for technology-based companies as well as companies operating in highly regulated environments like government contracting, telecommunications and health care. Representative transactions include stock-for-stock combinations, cash-out mergers, tender and exchange offers, management buyouts, stock and asset purchases, distressed company acquisitions (e.g., bankruptcy auctions), corporate spin-offs and divestitures, and corporate governance matters.