Leilani has been a lawyer in our Corporate Group for over 20 years and serves as the Transaction Director of our mergers and acquisition practice.

She manages the transaction process from inception of the deal through closing by coordinating workstreams, overseeing diligence, interfacing with specialists and driving the deal to closing.

Leilani is one of the original founders of Metz Lewis.  She also has Big Four experience, having previously worked as a CPA for Deloitte in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Representative Matters

  • Closed over 50 deals from 2021 to 2023. Closed deals included stock transactions, asset transactions and strategic alliances, with purchase prices ranging from $3 million to $400 million.
    • Representative closed deals:
      • Stock sale of logistics company to supply chain solutions company
      • Strategic acquisitions of several home health care organizations
      • Stock sale of digital marketing agency to private equity buyer
      • Acquisitions of multiple wealth advisory and financial technology businesses
      • Strategic alliance of mechanical and airside representative with commercial HVAC company
      • Stock sale of technical and engineering consulting company to financial buyer
      • Acquisition of agricultural assets by global producer of industrial minerals
      • Stock sale of fresh food family business to public food company
      • Asset sale of pallet recycling business to pallet management company
      • Stock sale, coupled with pre closing F reorganization, to private equity buyer
      • Asset sale of SAAS company to software solution company
      • Asset sale of construction consulting firm to public company
      • Asset sale of wealth management business to insurance brokerage company

Core Strengths

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • 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


  • 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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