Meagan M. McNeely


Meagan McNeely was born and raised in California by parents who are both native Texans. After completing a study abroad program in South Africa, Meagan earned her undergraduate degree from University of North Texas in International Studies with a concentration on Regional Studies (Africa) and International Development. After receiving her B.A., Meagan returned to California where she worked in social services and project management. Her love of client interaction and project management, especially contracts and compliance, led her to seek more business experience. After working with non-profits and social services, then in business management, Meagan obtained her ABA Certified Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego, graduating with honors and a specialization in Business Litigation Law.

After several years of “real world” work experience, Meagan applied to law school and accepted a full scholarship from The Pennsylvania State University. While earning her Juris Doctor, she served as a lead intern at the law school’s Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, helping small business owners across Pennsylvania. Of note, one of the founding business owners recently made the Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list. Meagan graduated from Penn State Law with a specialized concentration in Corporate Law and Practice. Upon graduation, she returned to Texas to be near her family.

Superior client service and satisfaction is Meagan’s top priority and guiding principle. Meagan’s background in social services and business management provides her with a unique perspective to counsel her clients in all areas of corporate law, business litigation, entity formation, and contracts. She provides guidance for her clients from the start-up stage to the sale of their businesses. Her passion for small business owners and entrepreneurs translates to superior customer service and legal guidance that anticipates her clients’ unique challenges and business opportunities.

While she frequently works with startups and new businesses in the formation stage, Meagan also helps clients with matters such as drafting and reviewing a variety of contracts and agreements, corporate governance and compliance, estate planning, and business transactions. Meagan’s litigation experience and utilization of her own business background allow her to craft contracts and handle transactions with the experience and intention of avoiding or potentially defending against lawsuits, thus protecting her clients as wholly as possible.

Meagan enjoys indoor gardening, painting, reading, Penn State Football, and her two cats, Bonnie and Bellatrix. She also operates a supplemental bar prep program and mentors law graduates as they prepare to take the bar exam.

Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Entity Formation, Structuring, and Startup Advising
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Business Transactions
Prior Attorney Experience

McNeely Law, PLLC – Managing Attorney
Gibson Law Group, PC – Litigation Associate; Independent Litigation Consultant
Berger Law Firm, PLLC – Intellectual Property Contract Attorney
Mullin, P.C. – Associate Attorney, Franchising

Prior Legal Intern Experience

Neel Law, PLLC – Legal Intern
Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox – Lead Intern
Armstrong Group of Companies – In-House Summer Associate

Other Legal Experience

Boland Sports Practice, LLC – Publication Editor and Co-Author
Corporate Paralegal

Affiliations and Bar Admissions

Licensed and admitted to practice in Texas and Washington
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Texas State Bar Association
Member, Washington State Bar Association

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
    Juris Doctor, May 2020; Specialized Concentration: Corporate Law and Practice
    Honors: Penn State Law Dean’s Merit Scholarship; CALI Award for the highest grade in Contracts
    Certifications (Thomson Reuters): Transactional Law Certification, Essential Legal Research Certification, Advanced Legal Research Certification
  • University of San Diego
    ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate Program, September 2015
    Business Litigation Specialty, Completed with Honors
  • University of North Texas
    B.A. International Studies, December 2008
Published Works

Co-Author and Editor: Robert Boland, (title pending) NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) Rights in Collegiate Sports (anticipated Spring 2024).

Editor, Writing Assistant, Legal Research Assistant: Robert Boland, Stadium and Facility Financing, in Sports Finance: Where the Money Comes from and Where the Money Goes. (Human Kinetics, 2021).

Author: Meagan McNeely, Day Zero: Blessing the Rains in South Africa, J. Law & Int’l Aff. (Online, 2020.)