Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres Adds Meredith Christianson as an Associate

October 18, 2021

Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres is pleased to welcome Meredith Christianson, who joins as an associate in the Firm’s transactional practice.

Meredith advises mid-market companies and private equity firms on U.S. and international business transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Meredith has provided strategic counsel to companies, financial sponsors, and other investors in domestic and cross-border transactions across multiple industries, including aerospace and defense, government, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, life sciences and more.

“In just a few years of practice, Meredith has already established herself as a trusted advisor and respected counselor to clients and colleagues alike,” said Drew Beres, managing partner for Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres. “As our practice continues to grow, Meredith will be instrumental in providing strategic support to our partners and our clients. We’re very happy to welcome her to the team.”

Prior to joining Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres, Meredith was an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Hogan Lovells US LLP where she focused on strategic and financial mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies of varying sizes. She has advised on transactions ranging in size from a few million up to $40 billion USD.

“I’m thrilled to take the next step in my career at Croke Fairchild,” shared Meredith. “Not only do I have the opportunity to continue practicing complex transactional law, but also the partners are respectful, responsive, and committed to helping me grow and develop as an attorney and as a person. I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the firm in the years ahead.”

Meredith earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, a Master of Finance from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Business and a B.S. in Business from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She lives in the Washington D.C. area.

About Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres

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