Scott Meza

Attorney in McLean, VA
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.

Areas of Concentration

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

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014
•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

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Scott is a frequent author and lecturer before professional organizations and academic institutions on topical corporate issues, including mergers, acquisitions and financings.
•Presenter, Taking Some Chips Off the Table (Creatively Finding Liquidity within a Startup Portfolio), 2014 Angel Capital Association Summit, March 2014
•Moderator, What Lies Ahead? Merger and Acquisition Trends and Predictions for 2014, Vienna, VA, February 6, 2014
•Speaker, Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions: The Art and the Science, Continuing Legal Education Course, Washington Metropolitan Area Association of Corporate Counsel, September 17, 2013
•Speaker, Managing and Motivating Your Workforce in an M&A Transaction, ACG Seminar Series, March 19, 2013
•Speaker, Structuring M&A Transactions in a Challenging Environment, Greenberg Traurig Seminar, December 12, 2012
•Speaker, Washington 2013: An Economic Outlook, Bisnow, Falls Church, VA, October 16, 2012
•Speaker, EB-5 Financing: How It Affects Your Business, Greenberg Traurig Seminar, October 12, 2012
•Speaker, Managing and Motivating Your Workforce in an M&A Transaction, Greenberg Traurig Seminar, July 17, 2012
•Speaker, Exit Strategies and Building Shareholder Value in Today's Government Service Market, Aronson Capital Partners Seminar, May 1, 2012
•Speaker, Good Deal/Bad Deal: Issues that Affect M&A Transactions and How to Plan for Success, Greenberg Traurig Seminar, April 26, 2012
•Speaker, Alternative Methods of Raising Capital in Today's Market, Greenberg Traurig Seminar, January 15, 2012
•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, 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, Confidentiality Agreements and Letters of Intent in Merger & Acquisition Transactions, Greenberg Traurig Seminar
•Speaker, Maximizing Value for Founders and Principals in M&A Transactions, Greenberg Traurig Seminar

Noteworthy Experience

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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.19.14 Greenberg Traurig Wins Five M&A Advisor Awards

11.05.14 Six Greenberg Traurig Northern Virginia Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

09.04.14 Greenberg Traurig's Scott Meza Presents in the WMACCA Corporate Law Forum: Moving Forward in an M&A Transaction, “The Art and Science”

06.05.14 Five Greenberg Traurig Northern Virginia Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

02.25.14 Greenberg Traurig Advises Constellis Group, Inc. on Employee Stock Ownership Plan

11.22.13 Greenberg Traurig Represents GAP Solutions in its Sale to Tallasi Technology

07.07.08 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2008 Edition of The Legal 500 US

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Areas of Law

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Emerging Technology
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1981, North Carolina
1987, District of Columbia and Maryland
1999, Virginia

Law School Attended

University of North Carolina School of Law
Class of 1981

University Attended

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Class of 1978
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Birth Information

Born in 1955

Associations & Memberships

Professional & Community Involvement•Board of Directors and Executive Committee, The Virginia Biotechnology Association
•Board of Directors, The National Capit... More

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Office Information
Scott Meza
 1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1200,
McLean, VA 22102


Greenberg Traurig, LLP (McLean, Virginia)

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