Susan J. Messer

Shareholder and Director

Susan J. Messer

Shareholder and Director

Phone 412-258-6702
Fax412-261-6221

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Ms. Messer is a Shareholder and Director of the firm, Chair of the Corporate Services Group, and a member of the Employment and Financial Services Groups. Ms. Messer’s practice includes counseling incorporated and unincorporated business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and sole proprietorships, on a wide range of legal issues such as formation, dissolution, reorganization, financing, real estate and securities exemption matters; representing both sellers and buyers in asset and stock based acquisitions, divestitures and mergers; performing corporate reorganizations; representing borrowers in commercial loan transactions; and representing sellers and buyers and lessors and lessees in commercial real estate transactions. Ms. Messer also represents a number of purchasers of private aircraft with respect to the acquisition and management of the aircraft and the lease of the aircraft for charter operations.

Phone 412-258-6702
Fax412-261-6221

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Selected Engagements

  • Represented regional manufacturing company in $80 million sale of business to publicly-owned company.
  • Represented publicly-owned company in strategic acquisition of manufacturing companies located in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas and the Philippines.
  • Represented numerous clients in connection with the acquisition of an aircraft, aircraft ownership structure and chartering and management services.
  • Represented an advanced materials company in connection with its acquisition of an optics company located in China.
  • Represented a software provider in connection with the sale of the company to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a capacitor manufacturer located in Massachusetts.
  • Represented an automotive dealership in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets.
  • Represented an insurance broker in connection with the acquisition and spin-out of a division of a public insurance company.
Areas of Law/Focus

  • Counseling Business Entities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Aircraft Acquisitions and Management
  • Employee Benefits Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Duquesne University, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1992

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association