Scott Meza (McLean, Virginia)
Scott Meza (McLean, Virginia)

Scott Meza

Licensed for 35 years

Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Emerging Technology

Scott Meza

Serving McLean, VA view address

Shareholder at firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Serving McLean, VA view address

About Scott Meza

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, a...

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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.

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, Corporate Law, 2015-2017
•Selected, SmartCEO's CPA & ESQ Awards, Industry Practice, 2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014-2016
•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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

10.17.16 Greenberg Traurig's Scott Meza and Ryan Bradel To Speak About the M&A Government Contractor Environment
09.29.16 Greenberg Traurig Sponsors Inaugural Virginia Bio Conference, Women Building Bio: XX Factor
08.17.16 6 Greenberg Traurig Northern Virginia Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide
05.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide
09.29.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Vizo, Inc. in its Startup Financing
08.19.15 7 Greenberg Traurig Northern Virginia Attorneys Listed in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.29.15 Greenberg Traurig's Scott Meza Wins Washington SmartCEO's 2015 CPA & ESQ Award
06.16.15 Greenberg Traurig Northern Virginia Attorneys Listed in the 2015 Chambers USA and Legal 500 United States Guides
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Miscellaneous

•Scott is a frequent author and lecturer before professional organizations and academic institutions on topical corporate issues, including mergers, acquisitions and financings.
•Co-Author, Whose Privilege Is It Anyway? Protecting Confidential Attorney Client Communications in a Change in Control Transactions, ACC Capital Chapter Newsletter, July 2015

Speeches

•Panelist, “Preparing For An Exit: What CEOs and CFOs Need to Know (and Do)”, Aronson, LLC Seminar, McLean, VA, November 2, 2016
•Speaker, The M&A Environment for Government Contractors: Trends and Updates in 2016, The Knowledge Group Webcast, October 20, 2016
•Moderator, The Legal Department's role in Post-Closing M&A Integration, ACC National Capital Region Corporate Law Forum, November 19, 2015
•Moderator, Practical Advice on Selling Your Company Through an ESOP Transaction, McLean, VA, January 13, 2015
•Presenter, Moving Forward in an M&A Transaction - 'The Art and Science', Continuing Legal Education Course, Washington Metropolitan Area Association of Corporate Counsel, September 9, 2014
•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

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Areas of Law

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technology

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  • 3.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/22/14 in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Shareholder
      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
      J.D.
      1981 Editor, Journal of International Law
      University Attended
      Hobart and William Smith Colleges
      B.A.
      magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
      Birth Information
      Born in 1955
      1955
      Associations & Memberships

      Professional & Community Involvement

      • Board Member and General Counsel, the Virginia Biotechnology Association
      • 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