Costa Mesa, CA (September 6, 2016) – Rutan & Tucker, LLP announced today that William F. Meehan has been elected to Managing Partner of the law firm. He succeeds Layne H. Melzer who was recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to a judgeship in Orange County Superior Court. Meehan, who is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office, is 43 years-old and becomes the youngest firm wide Managing Partner for any AmLaw 200 law firm.
“I am extremely honored to be elected to this position and humbled to be entrusted by my partners to lead our firm,” says Meehan who is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Banking and Finance Group. “With a mix of both experienced veterans and a new generation of dynamic partners, Rutan & Tucker is well-positioned to provide the best client service and strategic guidance for our clients in a variety of traditional and emerging industries and across practice areas.”
Meehan, who has been on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2013, is also an accomplished partner in both the firm's Corporate and Real Estate sections. He has extensive experience in finance transactions and represents institutional lenders, finance companies, debt funds and private equity funds in a variety of both debt and equity transactions including recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring arrangements. In the area of real estate, Meehan handles all aspects of real estate transactions including acquisitions, sales, development, joint ventures and leasing.
In the community, Meehan is on the Board of Directors of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and he is also an Orange County Trustee for Olive Crest, which provides services and homes for abused children.
Meehan received a J.D. from Boston University, School of Law and a B.A. at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
With offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California. Primary practice areas include business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, municipal and government agency law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.