Meredith A. Haviland

Partner - Boston

Meredith Haviland’s corporate practice focuses on emerging companies, investors and investment advisers. She regularly represents investors in venture capital transactions, including initial and follow-on rounds. On the company side, Meredith counsels companies across a broad spectrum of development stages and assists them with matters including formation, structure, securing venture capital financing and general corporate matters. She also regularly counsels companies in respect of strategic business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on international business transactions.

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2004
  • Bates College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998

Representative Experience

  • Represented Nelson Properties Limited, a portfolio company managed by Global Forest Partners LP, in the sale of its subsidiary, Nelson Forests Limited, one of New Zealand's leading forestry businesses, to Australian forestry company OneFortyOne Plantations. 
  • Represented the shareholders of the Northern Harvest Sea Farms group in its sale to Marine Harvest for CAD 315 million.
  • Represented International Data Group, Inc. in its acquisition by China Oceanwide and IDG Capital, Inc. 
  • Represented True Green Capital Management LLC in the closing of its $113M fund, the True Green Capital Opportunity Partnership, L.P.
  • Represented CleanCapital in a financing transaction with Generate Capital to fund the acquisition of up to $300 million in distributed solar assets.
  • Represented CommonAngels in numerous transactions including Vivoom, Loci Controls and Podium Data.
  • Represented System Industrie Electronic Holding AG in the sale of its subsidiary, SIE Computing Solutions, Inc.
  • Represented Arcam AB in its acquisition of DiStanto Technology, Inc.
  • Represented Te Waihou Plantations Limited in connection with its acquisition of forestry land and related assets from Carter Holt Harvey HBU Limited.
  • Acquisition of Interactive Supercomputing by Microsoft.
  • ABIOMED, Inc.’s acquisition of Impella CardioSystems AG.
  • Extensive experience with international forestry transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of forestry land and related assets in New Zealand and Australia.

Professional Experience


  • Boston College Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Charles A. Dana Scholar


  • 100 Women in Finance, Education Committee Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association  
  • Moderator “How to Drive Growth through a Diverse Workfore” MassTLC’s Growth Conference (October 2017)
  • Panelist “Law 101 for Startups” for SheStarts (July 2017)
  • Panelist “Being an Effective Board Member” Angel Capital Association’s Annual Summit (April 2017)
  • "Company Culture," The View from the Top Podcast Series (May 2015)
  • "Talent," The View from the Top Podcast Series (July 2015)
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  • Massachusetts