Member Details

Jurisdictions
  • California

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Address
1111 Broadway 24th Floor
Oakland CA 94607 United States

Committee Member

Laurie is continuing as a Committee Member for the M&A Group in 2020.

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Biography

About
Laurie is an experienced business transactional attorney providing entrepreneurs and middle market companies with outside general counsel services and advice on mergers and acquisitions.  She also assists her clients with private equity transactions, venture capital and other financings (convertible notes and preferred stock), and with securities transactions involving stock, debt, options, and equity alternatives.  Laurie advises corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships on owner entrances and exits, restructurings, succession planning, and corporate governance.  In addition, Laurie has worked with her clients on complex software licensing transactions, sophisticated joint venture arrangements, and other types of commercial agreements.

Laurie began her career in the business and corporate law departments of major national and international law firms in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.  She worked with public and private companies on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, ’34 Act matters, secured financings, and corporate governance.  Laurie then practiced with smaller firms whose clients rely on their law firm lawyers for strategic and business advice as well as timely and cost-effective counsel.  Because of her experience advising both large private and public companies and smaller growth companies, Laurie understands the goals and challenges of growing and middle-market companies as they strive for success.

Laurie’s experience encompasses a number of industries such as technology, professional services, consulting, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail distribution.  Laurie has actively negotiated many cross-border transactions with parties in Europe and Asia, and has clients located in England, Australia, and Canada.

Laurie has been a speaker and panel moderator for groups including CEB, Association for Corporate Growth, Women in Consulting, and the Alameda County Bar Association.

Past Experience
Founder of Emeryville Law, P.C.
Corporate Attorney at MBV Law LLP [merged into Fox Rothschild LLP] 
Corporate & Securities Attorney at Paul Hastings LLP
Business & Finance Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP
Corporate Attorney at Verner Liipfert et al. [merged into DLA Piper]

Professional Affiliations
Member of The State Bar of California (Business, IP, Cyberlaw, International Law Sections)
Member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Member of the District of Columbia Bar
Member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG SF)
Member of ProVisors
Member of Professional BusinessWomen of California
Past Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section, Alameda County Bar Association

Education
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., with honors

Firm Description

Clients come to Wendel Rosen LLP from a broad spectrum of industries, including small startups, major corporations, and public entities. We work hard to maintain the trust and personalized attention that our clients have come to expect.

Founded in 1909, Wendel Rosen LLP is one of the oldest and largest law firms east of the San Francisco Bay. We serve clients nationally and internationally in transactional and litigation matters, including in technology, intellectual property, manufacturing and distribution, clean energy, food and beverage, real estate and construction, environmental and land use, and cannabis, as well as providing counsel in estate planning, trusts and probate; taxation; and insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business.  Wendel Rosen is a Certified B Corporation.