Meghan Tepas is a Partner in the Litigation, Trust and Fiduciary, and Labor & Employment Practice Groups of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Ms. Tepas was a Partner with Freeborn & Peters, which combined with SGR in 2023.
Ms. Tepas is passionate about litigation and dogged in her fight to achieve success for her clients, no matter how difficult the case. She approaches each case with creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and determination. She can and does litigate disputes of all types, including family-held business disputes, trust and fiduciary disputes, as well as breach of contract and employment disputes. She also regularly counsels employers and employees on non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants.
Outside of work Ms. Tepas loves her all women-lawyers book club, learning French, and practicing yoga.
Ms. Tepas earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she was the Executive Articles Editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.
Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
Co-Presenter, “Fiduciary Litigation Involving Family-Held Business Interests,” Attorneys for Family Held-Enterprises 2023 Spring Meeting, April 21, 2023.
Contributor, “Employment Termination: Employer Obligations and Workplace Considerations: 2022 Edition,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Guest, “Attorneys as Employees,” In Re Podcast, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, August 4, 2022.
Author, The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Legal Obligations to Transgender Employees, August 31, 2020.
Co-Author, Client Alert: New Employment Laws in 2019 and 2020 Increase Employer Obligations, June 22, 2020.
Presenter, Freeborn & Peters LLP COVID-19 Webinar, “Getting Back to Business: Safely, Legally, and Effectively,” (May 28, 2020).
Presenter, “Commercial Contracts in the Time of COVID-19”, Publicity Club of Chicago Webinar, (April 8, 2020).
Author, Client Alert: Considering Layoffs Due to COVID-19? Keep These Things in Mind, March 23, 2020.
Author, Client Alert: Commercial Contracts in the Time of Coronavirus: Am I Still Required to Perform?, March 20, 2020.
Author, Employers’ Legal Obligations to Transgender Employees-Upcoming Supreme Court Case to Shed Light on the Law, October 3, 2019.
Author, “Curtailing The Tail of Liability for Dissolved Corporations,” Civil Litigation Flashpoints, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 2014.
Author, “What’s in a Name?” Civil Litigation Flashpoints, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 2013.
Author, “A Look at Traditional Islam’s General Discord with a Permanent System of Global Cooperation,” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2009.