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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.


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



  • Represented Embody, Inc., a developer of soft-tissue healing products, in its acquisition by Zimmer Biomet, a NYSE medical technology company.
  • Represented Gibbs & Cox, Inc., the largest independent ship design firm focused on naval architecture and marine engineering, in the sale to Leidos, Inc., a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets.
  • Represented Zenetex, a leading provider to the U.S. Government of logistics, engineering and program management services, in its sale to Vectrus Corporation, a U.S. public company.
  • Represented Rafael USA, an Israeli defense and aerospace company, in a multi-million dollar joint venture with Raytheon Company.
  • Represented Transformational Security, a vendor of proprietary acoustic technology products to the defense and intelligence community, in its sale to HEICO, a U.S. public company.
  • Represented United Communications Group, the leading worldwide provider of enterprise software for oil and gas pricing data and metrics in its sale to IHS Global Inc. for $650 million.
  • Represented Sev1Tech, LLC, a technology company providing information technology, cybersecurity, cloud, and program management services and solutions to U.S. government, in the sale of a controlling interest to DFW Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on lower middle-market companies.
  • Represented SCD. USA, Inc., a leading optoelectronic technology manufacturer and subsidiary of Israeli company Semiconductor Devices, an Elbit Systems-Rafael partnership, in its purchase of Quantum Imaging, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance imaging systems.
  • Represented Passport Labs, a national provider of parking and traffic citation software solutions, in its acquisition of Complus Group, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners. Complus Group provides parking management solutions and payment processing services to local governments and municipalities
  • Represented Steel Partners, a NYSE company, in its acquisition of the U.S. and German operations of Dunmore Corporation, a provider of specialty industrial products.
  • 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, 2015-2024
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Washington, D.C., 2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014-2023
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Regarded (Virginia)," M&A, 2018-2023
  • Selected, SmartCEO's CPA & ESQ Awards, "Industry Practice," 2015
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Chairman of the Board, Easterseals Serving DC│MD│VA
  • Past-President, The National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Member, the Virginia Biotechnology Association
  • Co-founding Member, Association for Enterprise Growth
  • Member, New Dominion Angels
  • Member, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Member, Tech Council of Maryland


  • 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
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia