Meaghan provides strategic communications counsel to public and non-public companies involved in a wide range of ongoing and special situations, including transactions, bankruptcies and restructurings, litigation support and shareholder activism. Her areas of expertise include:
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Distressed M&A
She has extensive expertise advising companies involved in out-of-court and in-court restructurings. Notable situations include Barneys New York; Caesars Entertainment Operating Company; CIT Group; Cloud Peak; David’s Bridal; Delphi Automotive; Edison Mission Energy; Energy XXI; EPE Energy; Frontier Communications; JCPenney; LINN Energy; LSC Communications; Movie Gallery; Oi SA; Paragon Offshore; PG&E; Pilgrim’s Pride; Sanchez Energy; Sabine Oil & Gas; TerraForm Power & Global; Toys“R”Us; and Windstream.
Mergers & Acquisitions
She advises U.S. and international companies, across sectors, on communications issues that arise during friendly and contested transactions. Recent assignments include advising Callon Petroleum on its pending acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas; Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation and U.S. Well Services on their merger; Swift Transportation in its merger with Knight Transportation; Enbridge in its acquisition of Spectra Energy; Joy Global in its acquisition by Komatsu Ltd.; FMC Technologies in its merger with Technip; Progressive Waste Solutions in its acquisition by Waste Connections; Cameron in its acquisition by Schlumberger; and Teva Pharmaceuticals in its unsolicited proposal to acquire Mylan and in its acquisition of Allergan Generics.
She advises numerous clients in the real estate sector involved in various types of transactions and situations, including LaSalle Hotel Properties on its acquisition by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust; Forest City on its acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management; Forest City in its agreement to eliminate its current dual-class share structure; Rouse Properties in its sale to Brookfield; Rouse Properties in its sale to Brookfield; Glimcher Realty Trust on the merger with Washington Prime Group to form WP Glimcher; Cole Real Estate in its acquisition by American Realty Capital; Inland American in the acquisition of its net lease assets by AR Capital; and BRE Properties in its acquisition by Essex Property Trust.
Select shareholder activism and proxy contests include Associated Estates (Land & Buildings); Buffalo Wild Wings (Marcato Capital); Cliffs Natural Resources (Casablanca Capital); Capital Senior Living (Red Alder); CSX (TCI & 3G); Forest City (Starboard and Scopia Capital); Illinois Tool Works (Relational); Iron Mountain (Elliott); Pennsylvania REIT (Land & Buildings); Radian (Clinton Group); RLJ Lodging Trust (Land & Buildings);Taubman (Land & Buildings); Vitamin Shoppe (Shah Capital and Vintage Capital).
Investor Relations, Crisis and Corporate Positioning
She advises a number of clients on investor relations and media relations and long-term corporate positioning programs.
Meaghan received The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” Recognition Award in 2018. Meaghan joined Joele Frank in 2006. Meaghan received a BA in public relations and business management from Hood College.