Who We Are

The principals of the Mahler Group have broad industry experience in business formation, product development, technology licensing, media, finance and negotiations.

Melissa Mahler

Melissa Mahler is a Managing Member of The Mahler Group.  Ms. Mahler is a dynamic transaction-oriented management and investment executive with a proven ability to build consensus among the disparate interests inherent in the capital markets.  Through extensive experience in start-up environments working in a broad range of sectors, Ms. Mahler has developed particular expertise in understanding, articulating and completing complex transactions.  With a broad skill set that ranges from understanding corporate and securities law to the development and execution of investor and public relations strategies, An experienced corporate officer, Ms. Mahler possesses superior management and communications skills, including a strong track record in negotiating complex transactions and managing strategic and diverse relationships.  She has designed and negotiated multiple structures for private companies to achieve public status through reverse mergers, and, as chief liaison with investment bankers and legal counsel, has successfully executed a number of public and private equity placements and mergers and acquisitions.

Since 2004, Ms. Mahler has served as an independent consultant, providing strategic counsel to the Boards of Directors and executive teams of multiple private and public companies and investors.  During this period she has served as chief legal counsel for transactions including both sale and licensing of intellectual property for a healthcare company, and has led management teams and outside counsel in closing equity and debt financings for multiple public and private companies.  She has collaborated with management teams to develop business and marketing plans, conduct market assessments to determine optimum commercialization paths for emerging technologies and has served as the primary liaison with university and government technology transfer offices to identify and license intellectual property for commercialization.

Ms. Mahler also has significant media and communication experience.  Prior to graduating from law school she was a news anchor and media consultant.   She was awarded an associated press award for spot news coverage and developed and coordinated several media campaigns in the health care and political arenas.