Tom Meriam is a retired partner in Goodwin's Private Equity group which counsels clients and provides strategic advice to a wide range of clients across multiple industries, including food and supplements businesses, and has also served as the New York Chair of the firm’s Business Law Department and as co-Chair of Goodwin’s food and Healthy Living practice group. Mr. Meriam has broad experience representing clients in all aspects of the buyout market, including buyers, sellers, co-investors, and lenders, both senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured.
Mr. Meriam has actively participated in many of Goodwin’s pro bono endeavors, has served as a board member of the New York Legal Aid Society and of Vitamin Angels, a leading charity of the Natural Product Industry and has acted as regular outside counsel to Vitamin Angels.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Meriam was a partner in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he was a member of the Management Committee and headed the bank finance practice group, as well as a member of the private equity and mezzanine finance groups.
Mr. Meriam is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
College of the Holy Cross
- New York
Recognition & Awards
Mr. Meriam is a recipient of the New York Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award and Goodwin’s Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award. Mr. Meriam was also selected for inclusion in 2006 New York Super Lawyers. In law school, he was a member of the Fordham Law Review.
Mr. Meriam co-authored a chapter entitled "Synthetic Leasing — The New Financial Phoenix" in Inside the Minds: Winning Legal Strategies for Banking Law (Aspatore Books, 2005).