Adjunct Professor Jason Meek teaches Negotiation and Settlement at the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. A tech-savvy corporate lawyer, Professor Meek is highly experienced in structuring, negotiating and closing sought-after business deals. Working closely with C-level executives and boards of directors, he guides corporate development and architects transactions that align interests and maximize collaboration for optimal success.
Professor Meek is the founder of iDeal Counsel, a fresh and visionary law firm that helps organizations to formulate and execute deals in rapidly changing environments. He serves as a trusted advisor to clients who value a holistic approach to problem solving. With knowledge across a variety of industry sectors, he partners with clients who share the ideal that prosperous relationships have the power to transform the world. He is a zealous advocate of social business and supports strengthening ties between for-profits and non-profits to seed positive change.
Prior to starting his firm in 2004, Professor Meek practiced for more than eight years at global law firms working in corporate finance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and cross-border transactions. Since graduating law school, he earned a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, granted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, where he is a qualified Member. He has also completed coursework at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, Pepperdine University Law School, and The Center for Mediation in Law where he was a Sloan Fellow. Professor Meek received his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida, where he served as an editor of Florida Law Review, and his B.A. with Pi Sigma Alpha honors from Colgate University.
Professor Meek lives in San Francisco along the Embarcadero. A native of Canada, he is conversant in four languages. Ever an explorer, he is also an avid international traveler. Among his most treasured adventures are hiking the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu, camping alongside ancient monasteries in the foothills of Bhutan, casting pebbles off the scenic cliffs of Izumo, snorkeling over the pristine reefs of Rangiroa, and tracking cassowaries in the Australian rainforest. In earlier times, he was an amateur competitive classical pianist who regularly bent the rules by breaking into ragtime swing. Now, in his leisure time, he is writing an anthology of humor essays while contemplating how it was he ever became a lawyer in the first place.