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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Meredith Caiafa

Meredith W. Caiafa

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7671
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Meredith Caiafa collaborates closely with corporate clients throughout the U.S. and provides counseling and representation regarding employment, executive compensation, and restrictive covenants matters. She helps her clients achieve their business goals by providing legal advice and strategic analysis on ever-changing federal and state employment laws, human resources issues, and executive compensation in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions. She offers critical guidance regarding multi-state employment concerns and negotiates various employment-related contracts. 

Meredith frequently negotiates employment and severance arrangements that impact senior executives and serves as a regular and essential part of major corporate transactions, providing executive compensation and employment law analysis and guidance to her clients. She works on compensation matters, such as executive employment arrangements, separation and change-in-control agreements, and retention and bonus programs, which are integral to the success of business operations.

In addition, Meredith represents clients in litigation matters regarding restrictive covenants, employment contracts, compensation, and employment discrimination. Meredith has extensive experience in all aspects of complex litigation, including arbitration, mediation, and trial work in state and federal courts. She also specializes in appellate practice, particularly in federal courts of appeals and the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court.

Representative Experience

    • Won $10 million judgment in favor of clients on all claims following two-week bench trial in federal court, including breach of executive employment contracts, breach of earn-out provisions of acquisition agreements, and enforceability of restrictive covenants
    • Won dismissal of employee’s Title VII and Section 1983 claims against hospital client
    • Won dismissal of bad faith and breach of contract claims against insurance company based on firearms exclusion in commercial general liability policy, on an issue of first impression in Georgia
    • Won summary judgment for insurance company on coverage claim under directors and officers liability policy based on late notice, including upholding summary judgment on appeal to the Second Circuit
    • Won dismissal of New York plaintiff’s lawsuit against insurer client under Georgia’s forum non conveniens statute, including upholding dismissal on appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals
    • Won dismissal for surplus lines insurer of  $15 million claim for violation of Florida consumer protection statutes through lender-placed insurance policies, including upholding dismissal on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit

Accolades

  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association

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