Merril A. Keane is a member of the firm's business department. Her practice covers general business transactions, international business and trade, tax, and compensation-related matters. Merril speaks and reads Chinese, and also assists clients in navigating business transactions and regulatory matters in China.
Merril advises clients on formation and governance of business entities and a wide variety of business contracts, including confidentiality, consulting, manufacturing, supply, and agency and distribution agreements. Merril's international experience includes compliance training and advice on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, assisting clients with import and export compliance, and advising on agreements involving international sales.
Merril frequently counsels clients—both for-profit and nonprofit organizations—on a variety of executive compensation matters, including employment agreements, severance arrangements, equity plans, and other incentive compensation. She also advises on other fringe benefit arrangements, worker classification, and employment tax withholding and reporting requirements.
Merril joined the firm in 2009, when Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk merged with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn.
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