G. David Cheek
President | Co-Founder
Meridian specializes in value added acquisition, repositioning and development opportunities - originated, structured, capitalized and managed in-house.
Over its 26-year history, Meridian has acquired over 14 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and mixed-use space as well as over 800 acres for development - primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This local focus, together with extensive industry experience and an unparalleled perspective, has resulted in Meridian's powerful record of value creation.
President | Co-Founder
David is President and Co-founder of Meridian and is responsible for the overall management and corporate strategy of the firm. He is a member of the Investment Committee and leads Meridian’s development team.
With over 35 years of experience, David began his career in 1979 in the real estate investment department at Prudential Insurance Company and worked in its Washington, DC office for 4 years. He then managed the development of 3.5 million square feet of office for the Peterson Companies, a major Washington, DC developer, for 8 years. Prior to forming Meridian in 1993, David was Managing Director of the REO division at Riggs National Bank in Washington for 2 years where he managed and sold a $250 million real estate portfolio. David has managed the development of over 10 million square feet in his career.
David received his B.A. from Centre College and M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He served on the board of trustees and executive committee of the Darden Foundation for 6 years and served on the board of directors and executive committee of the University of Virginia Foundation for 6 years. In addition, David is a former president and chair of the board of a non-profit land conservation organization. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP. David was recognized as an honoree of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Youth in Real Estate Luncheon in 2018.
Executive Vice President |
Managing Director |
Bruce is the Executive Vice President, Managing Director, and Co-founder of Meridian. He is a member of the Investment Committee and is active in all areas of Meridian's activities, including investment strategy, underwriting and portfolio management. He has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience and 4 years of investment banking experience, where he specialized in corporate finance and mortgage finance transactions involving investments totaling several billion dollars.
With over 30 years of experience, Bruce began his career as an Associate at Morgan Stanley Realty in Washington, DC for 2 years before joining Riggs National Bank. As the Vice President of the REO division, he worked closely with David Cheek in handling the management, value creation, and disposition of a $250 million real estate portfolio. In 1993, he and David formed The Meridian Group. Bruce is also a CPA and previously worked in the tax department at Arthur Andersen in Washington, DC.
Bruce received his B.S. cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Partner | Chief Investment Officer
Gary is the Chief Investment Officer and a Partner of Meridian. Gary is responsible for acquisitions, capital activities and investor relations. He also serves as Chair of the Investment Committee. Gary led the fundraising and investing efforts of Meridian Realty Partners I and II, Meridian’s discretionary private equity funds raised in 2012 and 2016. Between these two funds, Gary has completed in excess of $2.5 billion in investments with over $1 billion of equity in 15 transactions.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Gary represented Meridian in its first 3 years of investments as a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Washington, DC. He then headed up the Real Estate Fund’s Acquisitions Group as a partner at The Carlyle Group, where he led and completed over $12 billion of investments with $3.4 billion of equity in nearly 200 transactions. These included the acquisition, development, structured financing, and recapitalization of office, hotel, retail, residential, industrial, land, senior living, and mixed-use properties. He also led the firm’s efforts in the formation of Carlyle Realty Partners I, II, III, IV and V – an aggregate of over $5 billion in investor commitments – before joining The Meridian Group in November 2007.
Gary received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. Gary is on the Advisory Board for George Washington University Business School's Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis.
Liz focuses on upholding and enhancing The Meridian Group branding across all platforms, ensuring brand recognition.
Prior to joining Meridian, Liz was the Creative Manager for Cushman & Wakefield’s Tysons and Bethesda offices. She was responsible for overseeing the creative strategy, implementation, and processes of the design team. Liz received her B.F.A in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Senior Vice President
Tom focuses on development activities at Meridian and has over 12 years of experience in development, leasing, asset management, and office/retail/residential investment.
Prior to joining Meridian, Tom underwrote and marketed office assets as an associate with JLL’s Chicago-based capital markets group. Before joining JLL, Tom was an associate with Clark Realty Capital, a diversified real estate development, construction, and investment company based in the Washington, DC area. There he was responsible for the design, development, construction, and asset management of Washington, DC area assets. Tom is a LEED AP and received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Sage is responsible for providing administrative support to the entire Meridian team by coordinating schedules, communications and internal organization to foster a hospitable and efficient environment. She has 4 years of experience providing support to high-level and fast-paced office environments.
Prior to joining The Meridian Group, Sage worked in the executive office of the World Resources Institute; a DC-based global think tank dedicated to producing high-quality research around global climate change and sustainability issues. Sage graduated with her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015.
Senior Fund Accountant
Taylar focuses on fund management, financial reporting and tax compliance at Meridian.
Prior to joining Meridian, Taylar was a Senior Accountant with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP as part of their tax and assurance group construction/real estate segment, where she was responsible for the tax reporting and compliance for a multitude of real estate, construction and private equity clients throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Taylar received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Lynchburg and is an active CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Andrew focuses on managing construction projects at Meridian, specifically Anthem Row.
Prior to joining Meridian, he was a project manager at Davis Construction, a highly regarded commercial general contractor in the Washington, DC area. Andrew has over 9 years of experience overseeing and managing a diverse portfolio of large construction projects. He received a B.S. in Building Construction, with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Development from Virginia Tech.
Senior Vice President
Cassi is responsible for assisting the President and COO in the development and implementation of programs and systems to improve operational effectiveness within the organization. She also oversees the HR, Marketing/Communications and IT functions, as well as the implementation and execution of each department’s strategic goals and objectives. Cassi has 15 years of professional experience and has been with Meridian for over 10 years.
Prior to joining the firm, Cassi worked on Capitol Hill as an assistant to former U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University.
Director of Operations
Jim is responsible for the firm's property operations and capital projects. With over 25 years of experience, he has negotiated and managed vendor contracts, prepared annual budget and monthly variance reports, recommended and overseen capital improvements, communicated with tenant representatives, and reviewed and approved tenant construction.
Prior to joining Meridian, Jim was a chief engineer for Beacon Management, where he was responsible for engineering the operations and tenant build-out of multiple buildings totaling over 1 million square feet, as well as managing the budgeting and oversight of $10 million in capital projects. Jim also worked on the due diligence team for Beacon Management and was involved in various projects throughout the country. Jim majored in business at BCCC and has multiple certificates in the mechanical field.
Associate Vice President
Adam focuses on treasury, risk management, compliance, corporate accounting, and operations at Meridian. He has over 7 years of experience in public accounting and the private equity industry.
Prior to joining Meridian, Adam was a Senior Accountant with The Carlyle Group, a DC-based private equity firm, where he was involved in financial reporting and day-to-day operations of their Real Asset funds. Adam began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, auditing public and non-public companies. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting and is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Caroline focuses on the development projects at Meridian, specifically The Boro and Anthem Row.
Prior to joining The Meridian Group, Caroline was with Washington REIT, where she worked in office and retail asset management for portfolios across the DC metropolitan area. She also assisted in underwriting potential acquisitions and development opportunities. Caroline received a B.S. with honors in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University.
Stephen focuses on financial analysis to support the acquisitions and asset management teams. Stephen evaluates offerings currently in the market and monitors the performance of assets under Meridian's management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Stephen was an analyst with Jefferies in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging group, where he was involved in over $2.5 billion of capital markets and advisory transactions. Stephen received his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
David is responsible for the firm's asset management, portfolio management, and development activities. He has almost 20 years of commercial real estate experience in acquisitions, development, asset management, and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Meridian, David was a Senior Vice President with the JBG Companies, a DC-based private equity investor and developer, where he oversaw a portfolio of over 3 million square feet and worked on the development and repositioning of several large mixed-use properties. David received his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Director of Marketing & Tenant Services
Tanya focuses on enhancing the Meridian tenant experience through various lenses - design, best-in-class amenities, programming and placemaking. She manages tenant engagement, events and programs, and implements marketing best practices through an innovative and creative thought process.
Prior to joining Meridian, Tanya was the Marketing Director for Cushman & Wakefield's Tysons and Bethesda offices, where she was responsible for providing creative leadership and marketing strategy for existing clients and driving all business development pursuits. Tanya received her B.S. in International Business with a concentration in Marketing at the University of Maryland.
Russell focuses on managing construction projects at Meridian, specifically The Boro. He has over 18 years of commercial real estate experience in development, construction, and program management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Russell worked with several real estate and construction companies including VERSAR and JLL, where he was responsible for the design, development, and construction of more than 4 million square feet. Russell received his B.A. cum laude from Virginia Tech and his Master of City and Regional Planning from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Mark is responsible for investor reporting, oversight of the accounting and finance function, managing operations and compliance for Meridian.
He has over 17 years of experience in accounting, tax, and finance – working with foreign investors and large real estate, development, and private equity companies – with significant experience in commercial, retail, mixed-use, multi-family residential, student housing, low-income housing, and military housing.
Prior to joining Meridian, Mark was with Clark Realty Capital, a diversified real estate development, construction, and investment company based in the Washington, DC area. At Clark, he was responsible for the tax operations and asset performance of a multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio. Before joining Clark, Mark was a manager at both Ernst & Young and Deloitte, where he assisted foreign investors, real estate, and private equity clients with acquisitions, dispositions, tax structuring, and compliance-related matters. Mark is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Masters of Accountancy from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.
Max focuses on financial analysis to support the acquisitions and asset management teams. Max evaluates offerings currently in the market and monitors the performance of assets under Meridian's management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Max interned for Federal Capital Partners (FCP), where he assisted their acquisitions team on investments across Florida. He previously interned for Lerner Enterprises, where he focused on new development and investment opportunities across the DC metropolitan area. Max received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Miami.
Isaac focuses on treasury, risk management, compliance, corporate accounting, and operations at Meridian. He has over 5 years of experience in public accounting and the private equity industry.
Prior to joining Meridian, Isaac was a manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in the commercial tax group. Isaac was responsible for the tax reporting, advisory and compliance for various commercial industries throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Isaac received his B.S. in Accounting from West Virginia University and is an active CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Lydia is responsible for the day-to-day accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash management for Meridian.
Lydia has been with Meridian for almost 20 years and has over 40 years of experience working as an accountant in the real estate industry. Lydia holds a B.S. in Accounting from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines.
Senior Vice President
Wil focuses on asset management at Meridian and has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate including asset management, investment management, development, acquisitions, and dispositions.
Prior to joining Meridian, Wil was with Monday Properties where he oversaw a portfolio of 11 properties totaling more than 3.5 million square feet and completed 10 transactions totaling $4.25 billion. Wil received his B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina.
Colin focuses on asset management at Meridian.
Prior to joining Meridian, Colin worked as an Analyst on the Fund Management team at The Carlyle Group where he was involved in the financial analysis and day-to-day operations of their U.S Real Estate Opportunistic Funds. Prior to working as an Analyst, Colin was a Senior Accountant with the Real Assets Fund Accounting team at The Carlyle Group, where he was responsible for the fund and investor level financial reporting for their Real Estate and Infrastructure funds. Colin received his B.S in Accounting from Elon University and is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Associate Vice President
KC focuses on fund management and financial reporting at Meridian. She works closely with Meridian’s asset management group and property accounting team to monitor capital needs and compliance at the fund level.
Prior to joining Meridian, KC was a Senior Accountant with the Corporate Private Equity fund accounting team at the Carlyle Group, where she was responsible for the fund and investor level financial reporting for over $1 billion in assets under management in their Buyout and Financial Services funds. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, where she was involved in the audit of companies in the Technology and Mass Media industries. KC received her B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the College of William and Mary.
Kyle focuses on financial analysis to support the acquisitions and asset management teams. Kyle evaluates offerings currently in the market and monitors the performance of assets under Meridian's management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Kyle was an Associate with Cushman & Wakefield’s Washington, DC investment sales team where he underwrote and marketed more than $1 billion in commercial transactions across Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Before Cushman & Wakefield, Kyle worked as an Analyst for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York City. Kyle received his B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Mike focuses on financial analysis to support the acquisitions and asset management teams. Mike evaluates offerings currently in the market and monitors the performance of assets under Meridian's management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Mike was with Wells Fargo’s Washington, DC commercial real estate team, where he assisted in the underwriting and origination of more than $400 million in commercial real estate debt transactions across the Mid-Atlantic. As a financial analyst, Mike managed a portfolio in excess of $900 million in loan commitments. Mike received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Virginia.
Tilghman focuses on asset management at Meridian and has over 7 years of commercial real estate experience.
Prior to joining Meridian, Tilghman was an Asset Manager at JBG SMITH, a DC-based developer, owner and operator, where he was responsible for a diversified portfolio of assets across their retail platform. Prior to JBG SMITH, Tilghman began his career in the Global Investment Banking & Global Markets division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch before holding commercial office asset management and investment positions at Penzance and Washington REIT following pursuit of his MBA. Tilghman received his B.S. in Business in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and his M.B.A from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Senior Vice President
Andrew focuses on acquisitions and the Meridian’s existing investments. He evaluates offerings currently in the market and monitors the performance of assets under Meridian's management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Andrew was on Cushman & Wakefield's Washington, DC investment sales team, where he was involved in more than $1 billion in commercial transactions within the DC metro area. He received his B.S. with honors in International Economics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. Andrew currently serves on the Associate Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Steers Center for Global Real Estate and is an active member of ULI and the Real Estate Group of Washington, DC.
Senior Vice President
Jason is responsible for overseeing the firm’s Construction Management activities. He has been in the design and construction industry for over 18 years in the Washington, DC market. Since joining Meridian in 2016, Jason has delivered over 2.5 million square feet of ground-up development and major repositioning projects.
Prior to joining Meridian, Jason was with Hines Interests for almost 9 years, where he oversaw design and construction at CityCenterDC, a two million square foot premier mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Washington DC. Jason received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona, a M.S. in Architecture and Building Technology from M.I.T and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Jason is licensed to practice both architecture and law.
Senior Vice President, Director of Property Management
Stacy is responsible for leading and delivering Meridian’s property management platform. Stacy has over 27 years of experience in the real estate and property management industry.
Prior to joining Meridian, Stacy spent 23 years at Jones Lang LaSalle as a National Director and Group Manager in the property management and engineering department where she was directly responsible for overseeing portfolios ranging from 8-11 million square feet in the Washington, DC Metro area. More recently, Stacy was with First Potomac Realty Trust as the Director of Property Management, concentrating on First Potomac's Northern Virginia portfolio. In 2016, Stacy joined Penzance Properties, LLC as the Executive Director of Property Management and focused on repositioning properties in the local market.
Stacy has served as an officer for the Institute of Real Estate Management holding all levels of leadership including President of Chapter 77 in 2017. Stacy was voted Commercial Property Manager (CPM) of the year in 2016 for her work within the industry and organization and has twice been a recipient of the TOBY award. She has earned her LEED GA designation and holds both a DC broker’s license and Virginia sales persons license.
Charlie focuses on asset management at Meridian and has over 7 years of commercial real estate experience.
Prior to joining Meridian, Charlie was an Asset Manager in the Special Servicing group at CWCapital where he was primarily responsible for the resolution and disposition of over $800 million of defaulted CMB.S. loans across the country. Charlie was a Real Estate Economist at CoStar Portfolio Strategy (formerly PPR) prior to CWCapital. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs.
Robert focuses on managing construction projects at Meridian, specifically 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, the NADA/Clover site at The Boro and the Inn at Darden. Robert also assists with the early-stage design development of all new Meridian projects, portfolio wide.
Prior to joining Meridian, he managed construction projects at Gilbane Building Company, a highly regarded commercial general contractor in the Washington, DC area. Robert has over 10 years of experience overseeing and managing a diverse portfolio of design and construction of commercial projects. He received his Bachelor’s degree and a M.S. in Architecture from Hampton University.
Senior Associate, Tenant Services
Emily focuses on developing and enhancing customized tenant experience through the expansion of specialized tenant services, programming and events.
Prior to joining Meridian, Emily oversaw operations for Hillstone Restaurant Group and most recently worked for Charm City Concierge on the WashREIT account, responsible for tenant satisfaction of building amenities through programming and events. Emily received her B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from the University of Michigan and Masters of Management from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business also at the University of Michigan.
Dilshan focuses on accounting, tax compliance procedures, and various portfolio management ad hoc projects at Meridian.
Prior to joining Meridian, Dilshan was an Associate at Grant Thornton’s Audit & Assurance Practice, where he was responsible for performing year-end financial statement audits for clients with revenues from $30M-$1B in government contracting, technology, real-estate, and not-for-profit organizations. Dilshan began his career at Grant Thornton’s Business Advisory & Consulting Practice based out of Atlanta, GA, where he performed business process and risk compliance engagements for clients in technology, consumer & industrial products, and financial services. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S in Business Administration and a double major in Finance and Accounting.
Senior Vice President
Salem is responsible for acquisitions and investment activities for Meridian. He has over 13 years of professional experience in acquisitions, development, debt placement, and asset management.
Prior to joining Meridian, Salem underwrote senior mortgage investments in multi-family properties throughout the country at Beech Street Capital during its start-up phase. Previously, Salem spent 4 years as a financial analyst and associate with the JBG Companies, a DC-based private equity investor and developer, where he was responsible for the pursuit of commercial, residential, retail, and hotel acquisitions, as well as financial analysis for development and asset management initiatives within their portfolio. Salem received his B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior Associate, Marketing
Caroline focuses on corporate and project digital media channels to elevate and promote each brand with thoughtful and strategic marketing. She also works closely with senior management on an array of operational activities to promote a productive and efficient work environment for the entire team.
Caroline received her B.S. with honors in Retail Management from the University of South Carolina.
Kevin is responsible for the oversight and management of Meridian’s property accounting function. Kevin has 20 years of experience in directing the principles, practices and procedures of accounting for companies within the real estate industry.
Prior to joining Meridian, Kevin worked as an Assistant Controller for 7 years and a Director of Accounting for 4 years with the Bozzuto Management Company. At Bozzuto, Kevin was responsible for the oversight of financial reporting of their mixed-use real estate portfolio. Kevin began his career at The Mills Corporation in 2000 preparing audited financial statements for several of their high-profile assets. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting.
Patrick focuses on tax and REIT compliance across the Meridian portfolio and leads the development accounting function for Meridian’s development projects. He has over 6 years of experience in accounting, tax, and finance.
Prior to joining Meridian, Patrick was a Senior Accountant at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. During this time Patrick served many real estate clients throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Patrick graduated from Lycoming College with a dual B.A. in Accounting/Business Administration and is an active CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Jess focuses on development activities at Meridian with over 6 years of experience in asset management, retail investment, and multifamily development.
Prior to joining Meridian, Jess underwrote over 10 million square feet of multifamily assets with real estate private equity firm Greystar Real Estate Partners. Before joining Greystar, Jess was an associate with a major retailer headquartered in the Southeast. In that position, he was responsible for retail site selection and investment committee diligence, advancing the growth of the existing store base 200% during his tenure.
Jess received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his Master’s in Real Estate from Georgetown University.
Senior Vice President
Katie focuses on leasing as well as maintaining broker and tenant relationships at Meridian. She has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate including leasing and market research.
Prior to joining Meridian, Katie was a Vice President with Boston Properties where she oversaw the company’s Reston Town Center portfolio totaling more than 3.0 million square feet. Over her tenure at the company, she completed over 115 transactions with a diverse mix of tenants, including tech companies, law firms, government contractors and Fortune 100 companies. She began her career with Lincoln Property Company, where she focused on research and brokerage in Washington, DC. Katie received her B.S. in Management from Georgetown University.
Fallon focuses on fund investor relations and supports Meridian’s capital activities team. She has over 15 years of professional experience.
Prior to joining Meridian, Fallon was a Senior Account Manager at a boutique marketing firm in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Maryland.
Bruce Lane and David Cheek meet working at Riggs Bank – together they dispose of a $250 million portfolio of 30 assets.
David Cheek and Bruce Lane form The Meridian Group.
Gary Block establishes a relationship with David Cheek and Bruce Lane while working as a partner at Vinson & Elkins.
Meridian closes its first deal – the Dulaney Center in Towson, Maryland.
Meridian purchases the Candler Building, the second largest office building in Baltimore, Maryland's central business district.
Meridian purchases the BMC complex in Bethesda, Maryland.
Meridian surpasses $1 billion on total capitalization of investments.
Gary Block joins Meridian.
Meridian successfully closes Fund I with $160.2 million of discretionary capital.
Meridian purchases Greensboro Station in Tysons, Virginia and raises approximately $50 million additional equity.
Meridian closes its first Washington, DC deal, Anthem Row and raises approximately $160 million additional equity.
Meridian expands and moves into new office space on the 14th floor of 3 Bethesda Metro Center.
Meridian closes on The Boro purchase of roughly 14 acres representing approximately 3.7 million of developable square feet.
Meridian breaks ground on The Boro development.
Meridian successfully closes Fund II with $231.6 million of discretionary capital.
Meridian is recognized as an honoree for the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.
Meridian receives the NAIOP Award of Excellence (Master Plan) for The Boro.
Meridian is recognized as an honoree for the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.
Meridian receives the NAIOP Award of Excellence (Real Estate Transaction) for 8280 at the Boro.
Meridian is recognized as an honoree for the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.
David Cheek, Bruce Lane and Gary Block were honored with the NKF Extraordinary Achievement Award at BenchMarks DC.
Meridian receives the NAIOP Award of Merit (Mixed-Use Project - Single Building) for Boro Tower.
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The mark “The Meridian Group,” and other marks that may be displayed on the Site are the proprietary service marks or trademarks of Meridian or other third parties. Meridian’s marks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Meridian’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or to disparage or discredit Meridian. All trademarks and service marks not owned by Meridian that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Meridian. You may not use, copy, modify or display any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, company names or logos appearing on the Site without the express written permission of the respective owner thereof.
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Permitted Use and Restrictions
The Site includes various types of Site Content. You may download, view, copy and print information, materials and any other aspect of the Site Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that (i) neither the materials, nor any proprietary notices or disclaimers therein, are modified or altered and (ii) you do not store any significant portion of, or distribute copies of, Site Content in any form (including by electronic means), except that Site Content accessed through the IntraLinks Site may be distributed to your accountants, lawyers or investment advisors. You agree you will not, in any way, modify, move, add to, delete, manipulate or otherwise tamper with the Site Content, nor will you decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or unlawfully use the Site Content or portions thereof, nor will you assist any person or entity in any way in these activities.
You agree you will not interfere, in any way, with others’ use of or access to the Site and will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of Meridian or the IntraLinks Site or information of any other Site user, including any use or attempted use by you of another Site user's password and account information. In addition, you agree that you will not provide to Meridian any false information, or otherwise take any other action in connection with your use of the Site which violates any law or regulation.
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider or other automatic device, manual process or application or data mining or extraction tool to access, monitor, copy or use the Site, or any portion thereof. You agree not to take any other action that poses a risk to the continued operation of the Site.
Except as expressly provided herein, you may not use, download, upload, reproduce, copy, duplicate, print, display, perform, republish, sell, license, post, transmit, disseminate, redeliver using “framing technology,” otherwise distribute, or commercially exploit in any way the Site or any portion thereof or any information or content on the Site, without the prior written permission of Meridian or its licensors.
Unauthorized Use of the Site
Links to Third Party Sites
In addition to the link to the IntraLink Site (or login page to the IntraLink Site), the Site may include links to other third party websites. If you use any such links, you will leave the Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk. Meridian makes no warranty or representation regarding, does not endorse, and does not accept any responsibility for, the content of any sites linked to or from the Site, or any of the content appearing thereon, or any products, services or other materials described or provided thereon, or any other link contained thereon, including with respect to the IntraLinks Site (other than Site Content accessed through the IntraLinks Site). Meridian does not control any of these third party websites, including the IntraLinks Site. The existence of links from the Site to these sites should not be construed as an endorsement of any of the content, products or services appearing on such sites or as implying an association between Meridian and the operators of these sites, other than the contractual agreement between Meridian and IntraLinks. By using these third party websites you may be agreeing to their terms or visitor agreements. You hereby release Meridian and its affiliates from any damages that you may incur through, and agree not to assert any claims against Meridian or any of its affiliates arising from, your use of third party sites or from your purchase or use of any third party provided product or service.
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Modification or Discontinuance of the Site by the Company
At any time, without notice to you, and for any or no reason, Meridian may modify or discontinue all or a portion of the Site or any other services provided therein. Meridian shall in no way be held liable for any consequence which results from Meridian’s decision to modify or discontinue providing all or a portion of the Site or any other services provided therein.
The materials contained on the Site, including any information regarding Meridian’s current and historical portfolio investments, are provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice, or as any offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, services or products. In any event, past performance is not necessarily indicative, or a guarantee, of future results and there can be no assurance that any investment will achieve comparable results to previous portfolio investments or that investors will not lose any of their invested capital.
Any forward-looking information presented on the Site is based on certain estimations and assumptions made by Meridian, including estimations and assumptions about events that have not yet occurred. Such estimations and assumptions may require modification as additional information becomes available. Any such modification could be either favorable or adverse. Accordingly, actual outcomes may differ, perhaps materially, from any forward-looking information presented on the Site. Neither Meridian nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on the Site, and nothing on the Site should be relied upon as a guarantee, promise, forecast or representation as to the future.
Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement
Meridian respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any content on the Site may infringe your copyrights or other intellectual property rights, please provide Meridian the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Meridian that your intellectual property rights have been infringed.
Meridian’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement or other intellectual property infringement on the Site can be reached as follows:
Intellectual Property Agent
The Meridian Group
3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 718-0800