Overview

Megan counsels clients on a wide range of corporate and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, business development and operation, commercial and retail leasing and wireless telecommunications.

Megan advises public and private companies in structuring, negotiating and drafting mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other business transactions. Megan also helps public companies manage risk and comply with federal and state securities laws. She advises public companies on corporate governance matters under NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX listing standards, securities law compliance, 1934 Act reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She assists clients in securities offerings and has experiencing preparing shelf registration statements, private placement memoranda, securities agreements and other offering materials.

Megan also helps emerging, high-growth companies raise capital by providing advice on entity formation, capital structure and corporate finance, including private equity investment, strategic joint ventures, private placements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, voting agreements, investor rights and equity compensation. Megan also counsels her clients on consulting arrangements, non-competition, proprietary rights agreements, licensing, customer and vendor contracts, and general corporate law.

As real estate and retail leasing counsel, Megan has experience negotiating and drafting real estate purchase agreements and lease agreements to help clients advance their strategic goals. While at the firm, Megan also worked in house at a Columbus-based public retail company where she assisted in the drafting and negotiation of leases and related agreements for the company’s various brands. She also advises wireless telecommunications carriers on contractual matters related to new cell site deployment and wireless technologies around the United States.

Additionally, Megan serves as an adjunct professor for the Transactional Practice course at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. In this role, she instructs students on the acquisition process, from the letter of intent stage through closing and periodically meets with and advises students on general transactional drafting issues and key M&A concepts.

Prior to joining the firm, Megan served as in-house counsel to DSW Inc., a leading shoe retailer, where she handled corporate governance matters, prepared board and committee materials and meeting minutes, handled SEC filings and NYSE reporting requirements, and drafted retail leases and related agreements.

Education

  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law  (J.D., 2013)
  • University of Dayton  (B.A., summa cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Columbus Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Corporate Law, 2021-2022
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2022

Community

  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Handshake Foundation, Coach
  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Tenant Advocacy Clinic
  • Columbus Humane, Board of Directors, Member and Treasurer