Megan Mehalko
Name: Megan Mehalko
Firm Name: Benesch
Jurisdiction: USA - Ohio
Practice Area: Corporate Law

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Professional Biography:

Ms. Mehalko is Chair of Benesch’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She focuses her practice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, domestic and cross border strategic alliances and joint ventures, general business counseling, and distressed/insolvent company acquisitions and restructurings. Ms. Mehalko advises public companies on corporate governance issues and securities law issues, and represents private equity funds and portfolio companies of funds. 

She also represents companies in the plastics, rubber, metal stamping and fabricating, healthcare, telecom, equipment manufacturing, logistics and financial services industries. In addition, Ms. Mehalko is actively involved with the firm’s Private Equity Group, China Practice Group and Polymer Industry Team. She is a member of Benesch’s Professional Development Committee and its Finance Committee.

“(Megan L. Mehalko is) …always one step ahead of the other side in anticipating how the negotiations are going to develop and is able to outmaneuver the other side with an incredibly thoughtful argument to defend the position of her client.” – Benesch client, Chambers USA 2015


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1990, J.D.
  • Bucknell University, 1987, B.A.
  • Laurel School, 1983


  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Executive Council, Corporation and Business Law Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Board Member, Seeds of Literacy
  • Board Member, Chair of Governance Committee and Executive Committee Member, College Now Greater Cleveland
  • 2013 Corporate Leadership Team Chairperson, Go Red For Women/American Heart Association
  • Member, In Counsel With Women (2011)




  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Listed, Chambers USA Leading Lawyers, Corporate/M&A 2010-2015
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers, Inside Business Magazine
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012-2015


Benesch is a business law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hackensack, Indianapolis, Shanghai and Wilmington. Benesch is dedicated to building a deep understanding of our clients, their businesses and their industries. We develop client-focused teams to ensure first class legal service, view business issues from our clients’ perspective and assist in discovering the best legal services to address our clients’ needs, drawing upon the strengths of diverse, knowledgeable and experienced lawyers. The firm services national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, trusts and estates.

The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, which describes itself as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. and establishes a system that ranks firms based upon the number of attorneys selected in designated areas, named 48 Benesch attorneys as Best Lawyers in America®.

Additionally, Benesch achieved first-tier rankings in 22 national and metropolitan categories, including a national first-tier ranking in Transportation Law, in the 2015 U.S. News/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Overall, the firm was ranked in 52 national and metropolitan categories. And the firm has been designated as one of the 2015 Go-To Law Firms® of the Top 500 Companies by ALM (American Lawyer Media). This honor puts our firm in an exclusive group that delivers exceptional work for the FORTUNE 500®.

Our practice areas include Business Succession Planning & Wealth Management, China, Commercial Finance & Banking, Corporate & Securities, Executive Compensation & Benefits, Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Public Law, Real Estate & Environmental and Tax. Some of the industries the firm concentrates in include Private Equity, Banking, Health Care, Polymers, Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Natural Resources, Shale Oil & Gas, Construction, Not-for-Profit and School Law.

Our attorneys serve as trusted counselors, advocates, and partners in all aspects of a legal or business issue. We are proud of the client relationships we have developed and work hard to maintain them. Above all else, we take a results oriented, innovative approach to practicing law and are committed to assisting our clients to achieve their goals.

Our firm is committed to providing the most effective and innovative legal and related advisory services to our clients. We focus on serving dynamic middle market and emerging growth companies and selectively providing specialty services nationwide.

To best meet our obligations to help our clients, each other and ultimately the firm succeed, we work in a collegial environment. Benesch’s attorney group is a multi-dimensional collection of people from diverse law schools, ethnic backgrounds, religions and even prior careers. We believe that a diverse workplace enhances and energizes the firm and makes it an interesting place to work.