Leilani handles a wide variety of corporate matters for privately-held companies.

She mostly represents companies and business owners in mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, shareholder matters, executive compensation, tax planning and entity formation and dissolution. She also advises members of the health care industry on regulatory compliance with the Stark Law, Federal Anti-Kickback Law and HIPAA.

A founding member of Metz Lewis, Leilani came to the legal profession by way of being a CPA. She often worked with attorneys as an accountant, and was drawn to the “transactional nature” of law.

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Representative Matters

  • Represented large, multi-national industrial products corporation in nationwide corporate acquisitions. Representation included preparation of comprehensive due diligence memorandum, preparation of documentation and deliverables for senior mezzanine lenders, interface with private equity fund, and preparation of transaction documents.
  • Implemented and executed reorganizational and restructuring strategies, which involved mergers, conversions, dissolutions and formations of holding companies. Representation included a healthcare entity comprised of 20 affiliated companies, an international manufacturer comprised on 15 subsidiaries, and an industrial products corporation consisting of 7 related entities.
  • Represented biotechnology companies in the sale of various rounds of preferred stock and bridge financing.
  • Represented physician groups in the operational and formation aspects of ancillary services and joint ventures.
  • Advised health care groups in general health care matters and regulatory compliance.
  • Counseled minority-owned and women-owned businesses in certification processes with federal, state and local agencies.
  • Advised emerging companies in the business and tax aspects of entity formation.
  • Represented non-profit corporations seeking tax-exempt status from federal and state governments.

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • 1998:  Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC
  • 1995:  Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
  • 1989:  Certified Public Accountant, Deloitte & Touche LLP


  • 1996:  J.D., cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law Associate Comment Editor, Duquesne Law Review
  • 1989:  B.S. B.A., magna cum laude, Accounting and Finance, West Virginia University


  • Pennsylvania
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