Steven Meltzer is an Investor/Partner of the Company and is a prominent Washington, D. C. attorney and a Senior Partner in the Law Firm of Pillsbury Law (www.pillsbury.com). Mr. Meltzer represents numerous private and publicly held businesses in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, divestitures, joint ventures, international and domestic licensing and distribution agreements, venture capital financings, public and private securities offerings, "going private" transactions, and financial restructurings. He counsels companies and investors in capital formation, governance, securities compliance, employment and compensation matters, and shareholder issues. He is a former member of Pillsbury’s Managing Board.
Mr. Meltzer focuses his activities on technology-related projects. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the New England Institute of Technology, and serves as a director or advisory board member of several companies. Mr. Meltzer serves as Secretary, a member of the executive committee and legal counsel of the Technology Council of Maryland, is a member of the MdBio board and is a founder and legal counsel of the Maryland Angels Council. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Meltzer served as a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of Life Sciences of the University of Maryland. Mr. Meltzer also has served as a judge for the Washington Area Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He is a frequent speaker in the U.S. and in other countries on capital structuring, transactional, information technology and biotechnology topics. Mr. Meltzer also has authored several articles on technology and capital formation, and has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Globalization of the Legal Profession of the International Bar Association.
Mr. Meltzer has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyers in Northern Virginia.
EducationJ.D., Harvard Law School, 1973
M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1973
with high distinction, Baker Scholar
A.B., Brown University, 1968
AdmissionsDistrict of Columbia, State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court
AffiliationsNational Association of Corporate Directors; Mid-Atlantic Venture Association; Northern Virginia Technology Council; Technology Council of Maryland; MdBio; Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
External PublicationsStrategies for Attracting Angel Investors, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Vol. 9, No. 2, pg. 129-133, Co-Authored by John W. Holaday PhD, James McCormick, 01-Jan-2003
Intellectual Property as a Foundation for Funding, Nature Biotechnology 20 Suppl: BE47-50, Co-Authored by S.L. Meltzer et al.; Michelle S. Marks, July 2002