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Meera R. Modi focuses her practice on private and public mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, equity and debt investments, financings, investor-to-investor matters, and corporate governance matters for both corporate clients and non-profit entities.

Meera is an experienced M&A attorney and trusted legal advisor to businesses and executives throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.

As a trusted legal advisor, Meera often serves as primary outside general counsel to those companies with limited or no in-house legal capabilities.  In doing so, Meera works with businesses to implement legal strategy by negotiating and documenting arrangements involving customers, vendors, strategic partners, employees and owners. Her reputation among clients is that of a problem solver who delivers cost-effective legal solutions.

In addition, Meera is a leading M&A attorney, who routinely navigates clients through mergers, acquisitions, sales and other strategic ventures – whether as lead counsel for sellers, buyers and investors or as local counsel for publicly-traded companies acquiring Pennsylvania-based businesses.  In the Pennsylvania M&A community, Meera is widely-regarded as a premier “deal quarterback” and “closer” who steeps herself in the transaction, sweats the details, executes tirelessly and closes deals.

Active in the community and the firm, Meera is a member of the Board of Directors of Operation Medical and Tres Bonne Annee, and holds a leadership position with the Junior League of Harrisburg. In addition, in 2015, Meera was selected as one of Central Penn Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award recipients. She is a frequent speaker on various legal topics for business organizations and trade groups.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Negotiated, drafted transaction documents, and managed and conducted sell-side due diligence for a multi-million dollar Pennsylvania wastewater management company in connection with the sale of its business.
  • Assisted in the representation of the sole stockholder of a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of commercial doors, locks, and hardware in the sale of his stock to an NYSE publicly traded company.
  • Negotiated and drafted transaction documents for an auto industry company in the sale of its assets, which included ground-breaking guaranteed pricing technology.
  • Represented a multi-hospital healthcare system in out licensing various intellectual property, including software and medical tools, and revised form data sharing agreements, intellectual property assignment agreements and license agreements for the healthcare system.
  • Drafted transactional documents and managed buy-side and sell-side due diligence on behalf of an NYSE-listed specialty metals fabrication and distribution company and assisted in documenting commercial transactions involving the purchase of an advanced powder materials business, the purchase of an additive manufacturing company, and the sale of certain subsidiaries.
  • Assisted a large 501(c)(3) nonprofit in its corporate restructuring to comply with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services “Conflict free” regulations and serve as outside general counsel on general commercial matters, including preparing and filing Form 1023 applications for the organization’s subsidiaries and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Prepared and analyzed securities filings for a number of publicly traded clients, including Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs, and proxy statements.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University, J.D., Law and Business Certificate Program, Dean’s List, Rana B. DiOrio Scholar 2008, Development Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Master of International Relations, International Economics and American Foreign Policy 2005. One of seven students selected for a five-year combined Bachelors/Masters program. Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., International Relations with a minor in Economics. Dean’s List; Student Excellence Award for Leadership and Service, 2004

HONORS/AWARDS

40 Under 40, Central Penn Business Journal

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C.

New York

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