Meagan M. McNeely


Superior client service and satisfaction are Shareholder Attorney Meagan McNeely’s top priorities and guiding principles. 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. 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, sports agreements and name, image, likeness (NIL) representation, entity formation and startup advising, 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. This nuanced handling of contracts and a passion for sports law has led to an expansion of Meagan’s practice into NIL and sports representation, along with an increasing number of publications on the matter.

Meagan 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 the 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 Meagan assisted recently made the esteemed 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.

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 young attorneys learning to navigate the legal industry.

Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Sports Agreements and NIL Representation
  • Entity Formation, Structuring, and Startup Advising
  • Business Transactions
  • Estate Planning
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

Affiliations and Bar Admissions

Licensed and admitted to practice in Texas and Washington

  • American Bar Association: Member
  • Dallas Bar Association: Member, Committee Member of Publications Committee and Summer Law Intern Program
  • Texas State Bar Association: Member
  • Washington State Bar Association: Member
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
    Juris Doctor
    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
    Business Litigation Specialty, Completed with Honors
  • University of North Texas
    B.A. International Studies
Published Works
  • Co-Author and Editor: Robert Boland, et al., (title pending) Evolution and Practicalities of NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) in Collegiate Sports (anticipated early 2025).
  • 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).