Leilani is one of the founding lawyers of Metz Lewis.  She is the firm’s Transaction Director and brings over 20 years of experience to the Corporate Group, with a focus on our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.   Leilani also has Big Four experience, having previously worked as a CPA for Deloitte’s Pittsburgh Office in the tax and audit departments.

Leilani concentrates her practice on the firm’s M&A transactions. As the firm’s Transaction Director, she manages the transaction process from inception of the deal through Closing by coordinating workstreams, overseeing diligence, interfacing with specialists, and driving the deals to Closing.

Over the last 3 years, Leilani has closed over 50 M&A transactions with purchase prices/enterprise values ranging from $3,000,000 to $445,000,000.    Her transactions have included both sell-side and buy-side deals, asset transactions, stock transactions, strategic alliances, RWI deals, and transactions coupled with F-reorganizations.

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Representative Matters

  • Closed over 50 deals from 2021 to 2023.  Representative closed deals include:
      • Stock sale of nationwide provider of unionized traffic control services to Canadian investment firm
      • Stock sale of distributor of architectural wood and specialized building products to distributor of lumber and building products with operations spanning throughout North America
      • Asset sale of local residential roofing company to private-equity backed leader in residential roofing, siding, window and gutter replacement across the United States
      • Acquisition of Colorado provider of construction fasteners by affiliated entity of international company headquartered in Switzerland
      • Asset sale of digital marketing agency to private-equity backed performance marketing agency
      • Asset sale of distributor of doors and hardware to nationwide distributor of doors and hardware
      • Sale of leading SaaS provider of lifecycle management software to private-equity firm
      • 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
  • Tax Law

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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