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Adam M. Meehan

Phone: 410-321-9000
Fax: 410-321-6270

Adam Meehan’s practice deals with all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law. He has extensive experience advising clients on the tax and ERISA implications of a broad range of benefits-related matters, including in the development, documentation, and operation of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation and retirement plans of all types, welfare and flexible benefits programs, and executive and broad-based equity-oriented and performance-oriented incentive arrangements.

Adam has considerable experience advising clients regarding employee benefit issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions, such as business acquisitions, mergers, and dispositions. His experience includes providing counsel on a $2.4 billion acquisition of a telecommunications company. He also has experience in all facets of employee benefits litigation and pre-litigation matters, such as document requests and claims and appeals processes.

Prior to joining Smith & Downey, Adam was an Assistant General Counsel/Vice President at a Fortune 25 bank, where he represented the bank’s global human resources group in various areas pertaining to benefits and compensation, with a principal focus on retirement plans and the tax aspects of executive compensation arrangements. He previously was an attorney for an international AmLaw 100 law firm, where his practice focused on a wide variety of employee benefit and executive compensation matters.

Adam currently holds the position of adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Taxation; Certificate in Employee Benefits Law)
    Graduate Editor, The Tax Lawyer
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D.)
    Editor, Oklahoma Law Review
  • Salisbury University (B.A.).

Admitted to Practice

  • Maryland
  • Georgia


“What’s in Your Vendor Contract? Five Provisions to Avoid,” Benefits Magazine, April 2018.

Georgia Human Resources Manual: A Guide to Georgia and Federal Employment Laws and Regulations, America Chamber of Commerce Resources (2013-14) (contributing author).