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Advisor: Scott Meza

Last name: Meza
First name: Scott
Company: Greenberg Traurig
Title: Shareholder; Head - Corporate and Securities Group
Email: mezas@gtlaw.com
Seat: Corporate Atty
Position: Regional Chair - SoMA
Phone: 703.903.7587
Address: 1750 Tysons Boulevard Ste 1200, McLean VA 22102
State: VA
Zip code:
Website: gtlaw.com
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Region: SoMA

Scott Meza has over twenty years experience assisting businesses in complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs of public and private companies and sophisticated equity and debt financings and recapitalizations. Scott has wide-ranging experience in managing these types of transactions for technology-based companies, as well as for companies operating in regulated environments such as 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, including bankruptcy auctions; corporate spinoffs and divestitures and corporate governance matters.

Scott also 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 been a leader in organizing networks of accredited “angel” investors that 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.

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

Professional & Community Involvement
Board of Directors and Executive Committee, The Virginia Biotechnology Association
Board of Directors, The National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Member, the Association for Corporate Growth
Member, Virginia Biotechnology Association
Member, Tech Council of Maryland
Member, Northern Virginia Technology Council
Member, Active Angel Investors

Awards & Recognition
• Listed, SmartCEO, Legal Elite, 2009 
• Listed, Legal 500 US, 2008 edition

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

Articles, Publications & Lectures
• Scott is a frequent author and lecturer before professional organizations and academic
institutions on topical corporate issues, including mergers and acquisitions and venture
capital and angel investing.

Speaker, “Understanding the Essentials of an M&A Purchase Agreement,” Pooks Hill Marriott, April 14, 2011 
Speaker, “Private Equity - Why You Need to Know Who They Are and How They Think About Acquisitions,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, March 24, 2011 
Co-Speaker, “Expensive Mistakes (to Avoid) When Buying or Selling Companies,” June 8, 2010 
Co-Speaker, “Earnouts in M&A Transactions,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, March 3, 2010 
Co-Speaker, “The “Art” and Science of Due Diligence for Government Contractor Acquisitions,” Tech Council of Maryland, December 17, 2009 
Speaker, “Legal” Strategies for Crisis Management” presented to TEDCO, October 20, 2009 
Speaker, “Factors to Consider in the Choice of Entity,” Georgetown University, September 2009 
Co-Speaker, “The Federal Cyber Security Market: Business Opportunities and Compliance Strategies,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, July 14, 2009 
Co-Speaker, “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for Today’s Economy,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, April 2009 
Speaker, “Economic Crisis & Recovery Team; Growing Your Business in Current Economic Conditions,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, March 17, 2009 
Speaker, “Protecting Your Business In a Distressed Economy”, Greenberg Traurig Seminar, March 12, 2009 
Speaker, “Some Legal Considerations for Rating and Certification Organizations,” National Fenestration Rating Council, March 2009 
Co-Speaker, “Acquisitions in a Turbulent Market; Opportunities and Risks in the Middle Market,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, December 2008 
Speaker, “Use of Finder’s Fees in Raising Capital,” Active Angel Investors, December 3, 2008 
Speaker, “Legal Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, September 1, 2008 
Speaker, “Legal Issues & Strategies for Start-Up Companies,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar, January 15, 2008 
Speaker, “Recent Trends in Mergers & Acquisitions”, presented to Active Angel Investors, January 2008 
Speaker, “Opportunities and Complications of Stock Options in Private Companies,” April 26, 2006 
Speaker, “The Essential Elements of Private Securities Offerings,” Association for Corporate Growth, January 10, 2006 
Co-Speaker, “Early Planning for a Successful Sale; Identifying and Capturing Your Key Deal Terms - Before It’s Too Late,” Cherry Bekaert & Holland
Speaker, “The ‘Art’ of the Letter of Intent”
Speaker, “Confidentiality Agreements and Letters of Intent in Merger & Acquisition Transactions,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar
Speaker, “The Unique Issues for Founders in Merger & Acquisition Transactions”
Speaker, “Maximizing Value for Founders and Principals in M&A Transactions,” Greenberg Traurig Seminar


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1981 
Editor, Journal of International Law
Chief Justice, Holderness Moot Court Bench
Elected to the Order of the Barristers
B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1978
• Graduated, magna cum laude
• Elected, Phi Beta Kappa

Admitted to Practice
• District of Columbia
• Maryland
• North Carolina
• Virginia

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