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Meredith O’Leary is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investment practice. She specializes in executive compensation and employee benefits issues in corporate transactions, including executive, change in control, equity and equity-based, performance-based and non-qualified compensation arrangements, as well as tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and fringe benefits.  Meredith regularly advises both public and private clients on employment, compensation and benefits issues that arise in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and other business transactions, including with respect to securities and tax law.

Meredith advises clients on issues such as executive compensation proxy disclosures, 280G golden parachute payments, annual and long-term incentive programs, employment and consulting agreements, change in control agreements, and retention and severance arrangements.  She also advises on additional aspects of employment and tax law, including withholding issues, COBRA, HIPAA, PPACA, hiring practices, leave policies and practices, employment termination, personnel policies and fiduciary matters.

Her clients include financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, energy companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, agribusinesses, airlines, defense contractors and telecommunications entities.

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Credentials

J.D., Cornell Law School, cum laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

District of Columbia

New York

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation


The Legal 500 2017 - 2018

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Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation


The Legal 500 2017 - 2018

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Represented a privately held global telecom conglomerate in the sale of its television and radio stations to one of the largest asset managers.

Represented the largest private telecom company in the US in its acquisition of the commercial enterprise and carrier busines of one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the US.

Represented Advisor Group, the nation’s largest network of independent wealth management firms, in its merger with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., a diversified financial services company.

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Represented a privately held global telecom conglomerate in the sale of its television and radio stations to one of the largest asset managers.

Represented the largest private telecom company in the US in its acquisition of the commercial enterprise and carrier busines of one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the US.

Represented Advisor Group, the nation’s largest network of independent wealth management firms, in its merger with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., a diversified financial services company.

Represented MassMutual in its acquisition of Met Life’s Premier Client Group.

Matters

Represented a privately held global telecom conglomerate in the sale of its television and radio stations to one of the largest asset managers.

Represented the largest private telecom company in the US in its acquisition of the commercial enterprise and carrier busines of one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the US.

Represented Advisor Group, the nation’s largest network of independent wealth management firms, in its merger with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., a diversified financial services company.

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Matters

Represented a privately held global telecom conglomerate in the sale of its television and radio stations to one of the largest asset managers.

Represented the largest private telecom company in the US in its acquisition of the commercial enterprise and carrier busines of one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the US.

Represented Advisor Group, the nation’s largest network of independent wealth management firms, in its merger with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc., a diversified financial services company.

Represented MassMutual in its acquisition of Met Life’s Premier Client Group.

Credentials

J.D., Cornell Law School, cum laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

District of Columbia

New York

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation


The Legal 500 2017 - 2018

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Recognition

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation


The Legal 500 2017 - 2018