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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Competenze

Esperienze Professionali

  • 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 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 solutins and payment processing services to local governments and municipalities
  • 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 Steel Partners, a NYSE company, in its acquisition of the U.S. and German operations of Dunmore Corporation, a provider of specialty industrial products.
  • Represented Zenetex, a leading provider to the U.S. Government of logistics, engineering and program management services, in its acquisition of Delex Systems, Inc.
  • In addition to his corporate practice, Scott has served as a mediator of business disputes in closely held businesses.

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, 2015-2020
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014-2019
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Recognized Practitioner - M&A (Virginia)," 2018
  • 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
  • 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

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, 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
  • Diploma di maturità, magna cum laude, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Abilitazioni
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
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