Aileen C. Meehan

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Regulatory & Transactional Services
University Princeton University, A.B., 1978
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Admitted1982, New York; 2004, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Bar Association


Aileen Meehan has than 25 years' experience as a corporate transactional lawyer. Her areas of expertise include public and private mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset acquisitions, purchases and sales of private companies, and private placements and public offerings of equity and debt securities. She also counsels clients on matters related to SEC filings and corporate governance matters. Her practice particularly focuses on the insurance, retail and healthcare sectors.

Aileen's professional experience includes the following transactions:
•advising the purchaser of a publicly traded property and casualty insurance company;

•advising the parent company of a U.S. based reinsurance company in the sale of the subsidiary;

•advising the purchaser of a surplus lines insurance company;

•advising the purchaser of a shell insurance company in connection with the acquisition and licensing of the company;

•advising a publicly traded title insurance company in its acquisition by another title insurance company;

•advising in connection with the formation and subsequent initial public offering of a specialty lines insurance company;

•advising in connection with the underwritten public offering of debt securities by an insurance holding company;

•advising an insurance company in connection with the formation of a special purpose vehicle and the private placement of its secured notes under Rule 144A;

•advising a hedge fund in connection with industry loss warranties and insurance linked securities in derivative form;

•advising in the formation of an offshore reinsurance company and in connection with its private placement of auction rate preferred stock secured by a letter of credit facility;

•advising an insurance holding company in connection with a syndicated loan facility;

•advising an insurance holding company in the acquisition of a California workers compensation insurance company;

•advising a publicly traded subprime mortgage company in its sale to a private equity buyer;

•advising an insurance company in connection with the repurchase of its surplus notes;

•acting as co-counsel to a Canadian fraternal benefit organization in its acquisition of a U.S.-based financial services company;

•assisting a bankruptcy partner in the sale of a jewelry retailer to a consortium of buyers in a Chapter 11 proceeding;

•advising a healthcare company in the spin-off of two subsidiaries;

•advising a broadband technology company in its initial public offering;

•advising the stockholders of a privately held Scottish technology company in the sale of the company to a U.S. purchaser; and

•advising the parent company of an industrial minerals company in the sale of its subsidiary.

Before Edwards Wildman

Aileen joined Edwards Wildman in January 2013 from Day Pitney, where she was a partner in the Corporate and Business Law Department. Until September 2010, she was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf. Before joining Dewey Ballantine (predecessor to Dewey & LeBoeuf) in 1998, she was a partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.

13th Annual Half-Day Insurance and Reinsurance Seminar
June 5, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman's 2013 ILS Roundtable: The Convergence of Insurance and the Capital Markets
October 30, 2013 event
Please Join Us - Edwards Wildman's 2013 ILS Roundtable: The Convergence of Insurance and the Capital Markets Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
October 1, 2013
Senate Bill to Permit Transfer of Public Pension Programs to Life Insurers Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
July 12, 2013

Edwards Wildman's Aileen Meehan Addresses Insurance-Linked Securities in Business Insurance
October 29, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Aileen Meehan Tells Business Insurance that Catastrophe Bonds Are on Track For a Record Year
July 22, 2014
Edwards Wildman in the Media: New Partners Spark Widespread News Coverage
January 15, 2013
Edwards Wildman Integrates Hong Kong Office and Welcomes Aileen Meehan and John Yiu as New Partners, Reports Law360
January 3, 2013
Aileen Meehan Joins Edwards Wildman as a Partner in the Insurance And Reinsurance Department
January 2, 2013

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Aileen C. Meehan

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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