Laura's Profile

Laura is a corporate attorney in Maynard Cooper’s Birmingham office with a practice focused on representing clients in general corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, and securities-related matters. She is a member of the Firm's Corporate Securities & Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Public Company Advisory practice groups.

Her client interaction involves working on behalf of publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity funds, and non-profits operating in a broad spectrum of industries including banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.

Laura has experience representing businesses on both the buy-side and sell-side of acquisitions. With her corporate knowledge and practice focus, she is frequently assisting clients with complex business decisions, as well as working closely with clients to help them resolve corporate governance issues that surface. She advises public and private companies with respect to their Securities and Exchange Commission filing obligations and all areas of securities law compliance. Laura also assists clients with matters involving corporate governance and corporate structure. In addition, she has experience preparing corporate governance documents and confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements.

​Laura earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she received the Order of the Coif distinction and served as an editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review. Laura earned her B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University.

Laura's Experience

  • Represented Protective Life Corporation in its acquisition of Revolos/Warranty Topco, Inc.
  • Represented National Commerce Corporation and National Bank of Commerce (Nasdaq: NCOM) in its merger with and into CenterState Bank (Nasdaq: CSFL)
  • Represented Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) in its acquisition of Highland Associates, Inc., an investment firm
  • Represented Challenger Industries, Inc. and Retail Turf Solutions in their sale of a majority interest to TenCate Grass, a developer, manufacturer and global supplier of synthetic turf
  • Represented GeoSport Lighting Systems, LLC, a Louisiana based company, in its sale to JMC Capital Partners
  • Represented CHS Inc. in its sale of the Hamilton business unit to Endeavor Ag and Energy LLP
  • Represented First US Bancshares, Inc. in its acquisition of The Peoples Bank
  • Represented O’Neal Industries, the nation’s largest family-owned network of metals service centers and component and tube manufacturing businesses, in its acquisition of G&L Manufacturing, Inc. and G&L International LLC

Laura's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law (2022)

Laura's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Birmingham Project Corporate Leadership, Class of 2020-2021
  • Impact Investing Legal Working Group
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Professional Partners in Philanthropy Class of 2018–2019
  • Duke Alumni Association
  • Ballet Guild of Birmingham
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (2016, J.D., Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt Law Review, Jessup International Moot Court Team)
  • Duke University
    • (2013, B.A. Public Policy)

Thursday, October 7, 2021

SEC Snapshots Q3 2021

The members of Maynard Cooper’s Public Company Advisory Group counsel public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operation in the public markets. As a continued service to our clients, we provide a quarterly summary of important developments affecting public...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

MCG Talks ESG – Part 2: Steps You Can Take Now to Build or Improve Your ESG Program

In the first installment of the “MCG Talks ESG” series, we focused on how ESG and sustainability issues might apply to your company, regardless of your size, industry, or status as a public or private entity. We started by discussing the differences among the various terms, including “ESG” (environmental, social...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

MCG Talks ESG – Part 1: Big or Small, Public or Private, Manufacturing or Tech… It’s Time to Focus on ESG

We here at MCG think it’s time to talk ESG. Your company might already have a robust sustainability program, complete with an enterprise-wide ESG policy, third-party-verified SASB and TCFD reporting, and a thoughtfully integrated CSR statement, or you might not know what all of those acronyms even stand for. Regardless...

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