Megan Alessi represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies across a broad range of complex, cross-border transactions.

Ms. Alessi draws on her comprehensive understanding of private equity clients’ objectives and her robust connections across the industry to advise clients on sophisticated tax structures and matters involving: 

  • Equity compensation design and documentation, including profits interest arrangements 
  • Change in control, retention, and bonus documentation
  • Employment and separation agreements

She also prepares the executive compensation disclosure for proxy statements and other securities filings and advises on other tax and corporate law issues associated with executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Alessi worked for a Big Four accounting firm, where she provided advisory services on executive compensation matters. 

Ms. Alessi’s representative clients include:

  • Ares Management
  • Corinthian Capital Group
  • Fluence Energy
  • GFL Environmental 
  • Grosvenor
  • Leonard Green & Partners
  • Lindsay Goldberg
  • Odyssey Investment Partners
  • One Rock Capital Partners
  • Platform Partners
  • Silver Lake
  • The Sterling Group 

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • LLM, New York University School of Law, 2016
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2011
    cum laude
  • BBA, University of Georgia, 2007
    magna cum laude, with honors

Languages Spoken

  • English