Laurie is an experienced transactional attorney dedicated to providing timely, efficient legal services to her clients. She is passionate about business and works with her clients to understand their particular commercial and legal needs in order to be their strategic partner.
Laurie practiced at “Biglaw” firms for several years on the East and West Coasts. Because of her experience advising large private and public companies, she understands the legal goals and challenges of growing and middle-market companies as they strive for success.
Laurie’s clients are founders, owners, investors, and companies in a range of industries such as software, mobile, consulting, manufacturing, and architects/engineering/design professionals. Laurie has actively negotiated many cross-border transactions with parties in Europe and Asia, and has clients located in England, Australia, and Canada.
Laurie helps clients from formation to exit:
- Entity formation, corporations, LLCs, stock and employee incentives, preferred stock and convertible note financings, non-disclosure agreements, and IP protection
- Commercial contracts including licensing, SaaS, distribution, and reseller agreements
- Ownership transition, restructurings, stockholder changes, mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, and private equity transactions
Laurie has been a speaker and panel moderator on topics including Buying and Selling the Small(er) Business, and Top 10 Legal Issues for Startups. She particularly enjoys speaking to law students on choosing a career in business transactional law, and has presented her “Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known in Law School” to law students.
Laurie lives in the East Bay with her teenage daughter. She bought a set of golf clubs three years ago and still aspires to learn to golf. In the meantime, she enjoys exploring all the great happenings around the Bay Area.
Founder of Emeryville Law, P.C.
Corporate Attorney at MBV Law LLP [now Fox Rothschild LLP]
Corporate & Securities Attorney at Paul Hastings LLP
Business & Finance Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP
Corporate Attorney at Verner Liipfert et al. [now DLA Piper]
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
Past Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section, Alameda County Bar Association
Member of ProVisors
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., with honors