Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Meredith Beuchaw has joined the firm as a partner in Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group). Beuchaw leads M&A transactions and has counseled on both the buy and sell side through hundreds of deals for over 15 years.
Beuchaw is a market leader in deal-making involving sellers with venture capital/growth equity backing. She advises growth companies and startups as well as the venture capital, growth, and private equity funds that fund them in connection with M&A, recaps, and other related transactional matters. She also frequently represents the acquirers of growth companies and startups, including Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds.
“Meredith deeply understands how venture-backed businesses are bought and sold,” says Ed Zimmerman, partner, co-founder, and Chair of Lowenstein’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group). “She knows the players, their motivations and goals, and brings creativity, pragmatism, and technical skill to M&A deals. Meredith is a great fit for Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group), where she joins a team that guides trailblazing companies through their entire life cycle.”
Marita A. Makinen, Chair of Lowenstein’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and Co-chair of the Transactions & Advisory Group, adds, “We welcome Meredith and believe her experience with entrepreneurs and the private investment community will add substantially to our strong M&A bench across our practices and Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) in particular.”
“Joining Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) provides the opportunity to participate in a community of lawyers who are renowned for their creative and strategic approaches to uniting visionaries and funders,” says Beuchaw. “I look forward to working collaboratively with this team to bring to bear a practical, hands-on approach to deal-making and to partner with vanguard companies in completing the complex transactions that are so critical to their success.”
Beuchaw has extensive experience in the tech and life sciences sectors. She works closely with boards of directors, investors, and management teams, guiding them through every stage of the deal cycle.
Former New Jersey Attorney General Anne M. Milgram, Special Counsel in Lowenstein’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, says, “From my perspective as someone who has seen the technology and corporate worlds intersect from multiple angles, it is clear to me that Meredith shares our team’s holistic, multifaceted perspective. That makes her a critical addition to our firm, as she will strengthen our ability to add value for our tech clients.”
Beuchaw was named to the inaugural list of “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City” by Crain’s and has been awarded the “M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders” award (2016).
“We’re delighted to add Meredith as another respected senior M&A lawyer on our team,” says Kathi A. Rawnsley, partner in Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) and Managing Partner of Lowenstein’s Palo Alto office. “Our firm has been across from her in multiple deals, and we’ve also shared clients. We’re excited to have her on our side of the table.”
Prior to joining Lowenstein, Beuchaw was a partner in the M&A group of Cooley LLP, where she represented well-known clients in technology and life sciences.
She received her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and her B.A. from Dartmouth College. She is admitted to practice in New York.
About Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group)
Lowenstein’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group) helps clients turn innovative ideas into successful businesses. Fueled by technological innovation and creative investors, the companies we represent create intellectual property, develop opportunities, realize profits, and use legal services in a distinctive way. Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (fka, The Tech Group)'s mission is to recognize what makes our clients unique and to provide effective, creative solutions to the business challenges they engender. From company formations to seed, early-stage, and late-stage venture financing transactions, from complex intellectual property matters to M&A or IPO exits, we are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and investors achieve their goals–and in doing so, change the world.
We are also builders of the innovation community. Unique in the industry, our VentureCrush platform provides support and connectivity to the venture marketplace through a varied array of creative approaches, including VentureCrushNY, VentureCrushSF, VentureCrushAV, VentureCrushFG, and VentureCrushFGX. The success of VentureCrush and other Tech Group programs reflects the support and participation of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators in the venture community.
About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
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