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Meghan M. Walsh

Counsel

Walsh, Meghan M.
Meghan Walsh has experience with corporate transactions, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and lending and financing transactions, as well as federal and state tax matters and controversies. Ms. Walsh also has experience with executive compensation matters, including equity compensation, incentive plans and golden parachute issues. Ms. Walsh’s practice also includes advising tax-exempt organizations, including with respect to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.

During law school, Ms. Walsh was a summer clinical fellow in the Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center. Ms. Walsh has also interned at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute’s CORI Project and at Suffolk County Juvenile Court.

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January 13, 2018

Tax Act: New Laws Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Tax Act contains a number of provisions that significantly affect tax-exempt organizations, in some cases to degrees not seen in decades.

January 12, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Summary

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed sweeping tax reform legislation (H.R. 1) into law.

January 11, 2018

WilmerHale Represents US Currency Paper Manufacturer Crane & Co., Inc. in $800 Million Sale

On December 5, 2017, Crane & Co., Inc., the manufacturer of currency paper for the US government since 1802, signed an agreement to be acquired by Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products (and unrelated to the target company), for $800 million on a cash free and debt free basis.

November 29, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Akamai in Acquisition of Nominum

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced the company completed its acquisition of Nominum, a provider of DNS-based security solutions supporting many of the world's leading carriers.

July 11, 2017

Massachusetts Revokes Directive Requiring Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

On June 28, 2017, the Massachusetts Superior Court issued a declaratory judgment ruling that Directive 17-1 was invalid because the DOR had not followed the notice and comment procedures applicable to agency regulations under the Massachusetts Administrative Procedure Act, M.G.L. c. 30A.

June 29, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Progress in Acquiring Kinvey, the Leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS) Technology

Progress announced it has acquired Kinvey, a privately held company based in Boston and leader in Backend as a Service technology. This acquisition is a key part of the Progress strategy to provide the best platform to build and deliver modern cognitive-first applications.

June 7, 2017

Massachusetts Requires Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax Beginning July 1, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) recently issued guidance under which it will require the collection of Massachusetts sales and use taxes by remote sellers that meet certain sales thresholds in Massachusetts.

June 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents UNTUCKit in $30M Fundraising

UNTUCKit, a leading direct-to-consumer apparel brand, announced that Kleiner Perkins invested $30 million into the business. The company will use this funding to accelerate growth by opening 15 new stores, expanding its women's line and launching children's apparel.

June 2, 2017

WilmerHale Reps FastMatch in Euronext Acquisition

Euronext announced the acquisition of 90% of FastMatch, Inc. for $153 million initial cash consideration. FastMatch's management will remain invested with a 10% interest, with minority rights.

May 8, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Genpact in Acquisition of BrightClaim

Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, announced that it has acquired BrightClaim and its associated company National Vendor.

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Professional Activities

Ms. Walsh currently serves on the board of trustees of a private, non-profit high school.

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Education

LLM, with distinction, Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010, Senior Symposium Editor, The State and Local Tax Lawyer

JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009, Publications Editor, The Tax Lawyer

BA, magna cum laude, Psychology, Brandeis University, 2006

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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