Scott Meza

Scott Meza

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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.

Scott regularly represents venture funds and emerging growth companies in a variety of financing transactions, ranging from preferred stock sales, subordinated debt lending and licensing, and other strategic alliances.

Scott has also been a leader in organizing networks of accredited "angel" investors, which actively invest in emerging growth companies around the country. Scott also advises senior management and boards of directors on executive employment and compensation issues and equity incentive plans.

Concentrations

  • Public and private company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations
  • Venture capital and private equity investing
  • Executive employment/compensation counseling
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Capabilities

Experience

  • In addition to his corporate practice, Scott has served as a mediator of business disputes in closely held businesses.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, 2015-2019
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Recognized Practitioner - M&A (Virginia)," 2018
  • Selected, SmartCEO's CPA & ESQ Awards, "Industry Practice," 2015
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014-2017
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, SmartCEO, Legal Elite, 2009
  • Listed, Legal 500 United States, 2008
  • Member, the Virginia Biotechnology Association
  • Past-President, The National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Co-founding  Member, Association for Enterprise Growth
  • Member, New Dominion Angels
  • Member, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Member, Tech Council of Maryland
  • Board Member, Easter Seals Serving DC/MD/VA

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
    • Chief Justice, Holderness Moot Court Bench
    • Editor, Journal of International Law
    • Elected to the Order of the Barristers
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia