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Scott Meza Discusses Transactions at AMAA Meeting

McLEAN, VA – Nov. 14, 2018 — Scott Meza, a shareholder in the Corporate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors’ (AMAA) meeting discussion, “Alternatives For Your Business Exit.” AMAA’s D.C./MD/VA Chapter hosted the event at the firm’s Northern Virginia office Nov. 14.

A sale to a financial or strategic buyer is not the only vehicle for owners to achieve liquidity for their company. For a variety of reasons, business owners often consider alternative transactions to monetize their equity.

Meza, along with his fellow panelists, addressed some alternative liquidity strategies and the pros and cons of each, including important tax, valuation, and risk differences. Transaction structures discussed included full or partial sale to an ESOP; leveraged management or employee buyout; and dividend recaps.

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. His broad industry experience includes managing transactions for technology-based companies as well as companies operating in highly regulated environments like government contracting and health care. Representative merger and acquisition transactions include stock and asset purchases, cash-out mergers, tax free reorganizations, tender and exchange offers, management buyouts, dividend recapitalizations and sales to ESOPS as well as distressed company acquisitions (e.g., bankruptcy auctions), corporate spin-offs, and divestitures.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.