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Matthew C. Meiners


Matthew Meiners is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2009 and practices in the business and corporate group. Matthew’s practice involves representing clients in connection with a variety of transactional matters, including:

  • Purchase and sale of industrial and commercial businesses through asset transfers, equity transfers, and mergers
  • Formation of new entities, including joint ventures, drafting organizational documents, and planning of overall corporate structure and corporate governance
  • Industrial service and purchase agreements across a variety of industries, including petrochemical site services and supply relationships, representing site owners as well as industrial contractors and suppliers
  • Secured finances, including syndicated credit facilities, construction loans, and asset-based loans
  • Commercial and industrial leases
  • Employment agreements and non-competition agreement

Representative Experience
  • Represented an e-commerce platform and affiliated BBQ grill manufacturing entity in a joint sale of businesses to a private equity group
  • Represented major oil and gas company in the divestiture of its working interest in Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease
  • Represented numerous local and regional businesses in the sale of their businesses to private equity groups for cash, notes, earnout arrangements, and rollover equity investments
  • Represented major international special chemical company in the drafting and negotiation of its supply, manufacturing, labelling, and packaging agreements
  • Represented major LNG terminal projects in the drafting and negotiation of industrial service and purchase agreements
  • Represented numerous Louisiana petrochemical plants, as well as industrial contractors and suppliers, in the drafting and negotiation of industrial service and purchase agreements, including drafting templates for Master Services Agreements and Master Purchase Agreements
  • Represented major pipeline company in the acquisition of gas pipeline and related servitudes and rights of way in Louisiana
  • Represented publicly traded company in major corporate restructuring project, including mergers, conversions, and creation of subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Represented numerous commercial borrowers in securing syndicated credit facilities
  • Represented numerous individuals and businesses in connection with formation of new entities, including drafting organizational documents, planning of overall corporate structure, and corporate governance
  • Represented numerous clients in the drafting and negotiation of security agreements, pledge agreements, guaranties and other security devices, and the perfection of security interests
  • Prepared employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and non-competition/non-solicitation agreements
  • Represented numerous banks in connection with secured finances, including construction loans and asset-based loans

Matthew earned his B.S. in International Trade and Finance with a minor in Economics from Louisiana State University in 1998. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the LSU Law Center in 2009.

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2009
  • Baton Rouge (Former Co-Chair, Business and Corporate Section) and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Articles, Publications and Presentations
Community Service
  • Former Board of Directors, Baton Rouge Green
  • Youth athletics coach