Merril A. Keane, an associate in the business department, joined the firm in 2009. Merril's practice covers general business transactions, international business and trade, tax, and executive compensation.
Merril advises clients on formation and governance of business entities and a wide variety of business transactions, including manufacturing, supply, and agency and distribution agreements. Merril's international experience includes training corporate employees in the United States, Asia, and Europe on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export controls, assisting clients with trade 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, such as employment agreements, severance arrangements, and incentive compensation, including design, preparation, and review of nonqualified deferred compensation plans.
Before joining Miller Nash, Merril was an associate with Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk LLP. Merril and other former Newcomb Sabin attorneys bring wide experience in business, employment law, employee benefits, and labor relations to the combined Miller Nash firm.