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Megan Canning is a member of the firm’s Transactions Client Service Group.  Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.  As such, Ms. Canning advises public and private companies in issuance of public and private equity and debt securities, as well as mergers, asset purchases and sales, joint ventures and divestitures. She first joined Bryan Cave as a 2015 summer associate, where she assisted with a variety of matters related to corporate mergers, the False Claims Act, and state law fiduciary duties.

Ms. Canning earned her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, where she was the Lead Articles Editor for the Georgia State University Law Review. During law school, she served as Judicial Extern to the Honorable Harold Melton in the Supreme Court of Georgia, as well as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Wendy Hagenau for the United States Bankruptcy Court.  Ms. Canning was also a pupil in the Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court.

Representative Experience

  • Represented numerous privately held companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare and technology
  • Represented numerous various startup companies in formation and funding transactions
  • Represented a publicly traded healthcare REIT in corporate governance and securities compliance
  • Advised on SEC and corporate governance matters related to private equity activist investor
  • Advised on corporate governance of a privately held multi-state residential property REIT

Publications

  • “After Conversion of a Chapter 13 Case to Chapter 7, Does the Debtor or the Chapter 13 Creditors Receive the Undistributed Plan Payments,” Norton’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, April 2016
  • “The Sword and the Shield: Litigating in the Realm of Standing for Chapter 7 Trustees and Federally Appointed Receivers,” The American Bankruptcy Institute Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation, February 5-7, 2015