Vanessa Tabler is a recognized deal lawyer who advises international and domestic companies, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions ranging from $50 million to over $1 billion, often drawing on her business and accounting background to inform her approach. She also advises companies on venture capital and minority investment transactions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. Her work spans numerous industries including life sciences, health care, government contracting, technology and consumer products.

In addition to her corporate transactional work, Vanessa is valued for her counsel on corporate governance matters, complex internal reorganizations and a variety of other corporate matters. She is the leader of the firm's Corporate Transparency Act team, a cross-practice group that advises clients on matters related to the Corporate Transparency Act.

Vanessa’s practice also includes advising clients on various commercial arrangements. She has significant experience in drafting and negotiating a broad variety of complex commercial contracts.

Known for her collaborative attitude, Vanessa strives to work seamlessly with clients, operating as an extension of their in-house teams. She emphasizes excellent client service, and prides herself on being responsive, thoughtful and easy to work with.

Vanessa is the co-Leader for the firm’s Diversity Collective for the Philadelphia office and the partner liaison for the firm’s Black Associates’ Group, which she helped establish as an associate.

Representative Experience

  • Advised Boston Scientific on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Preventice Solutions, a medical solutions company specializing in cardiac devices.
  • Advised Boston Scientific on its $400 million acquisition of Devoro Medical Inc., a medical solutions company specializing in thrombectomy devices.
  • Advised Mission Health, a multi-billion nonprofit healthcare system, on its $1.5 billion sale to HCA HealthCare.
  • Advised a multi-billion nonprofit healthcare system on its acquisition of a for profit healthcare system.
  • Advised a private equity fund on its investment in a cognitive based therapy treatment center.
  • Advised a global provider of inspection, testing, and certification services for materials and products in its acquisition of a company specializing in chemistry, biology and formulation services.
  • Advised an academic medical center in its joint venture with national dialysis company.
  • Advised Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., on its acquisition of Vence Corp., a virtual fence company.
  • Advised Lone Star Urgent Care, a pediatric urgent care company and private equity fund portfolio company, on the sale of its equity.
  • Advised Comcast on its acquisition of XUMO, an internet television and streaming company.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical digital marketing company on its $100 million sale transaction.
  • Advised Kinvolved, a K-12 communications, attendance and engagement software company, on its sale to Powerschool, a provider of cloud-based education tools.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her son, Eric, and meeting and getting to know new people. She enjoys beach vacations and reading (or listening to) self-improvement books.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Howard University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Howard Law Journal - Senior Staff Editor (2014)

Widener University
B.S. (2009)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Corporate Transparency Act team
  • Co-leader, Faegre Drinker Diversity Collective, Philadelphia
  • Partner liaison, Faegre Drinker Black Associates’ Group


  • The National Bar Association —  “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocate”, 2023
  • Best Lawyers® —  "Ones to Watch," Corporate Law, 2023-24; "Ones to Watch," Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023-24
  • The Legal Intelligencer — Professional Excellence Awards, "Lawyer on the Fast Track", 2022
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
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