Lori's Profile

A Shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate, Securities & Tax Practice, Lori concentrates her work in the areas of corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions.

She advises public companies on a day-to-day basis, and she handles their public and private securities offerings, including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, corporate governance, and Exchange Act compliance work. She also provides counsel to NASDAQ and NYSE listed companies on their regulatory compliance. Lori has experience drafting equity compensation plans and guiding public companies on executive compensation matters and related regulatory compliance. She regularly advises boards of directors and committees on fiduciary duties and governance issues.

Lori’s private company work includes private offerings of securities, corporate governance counsel, general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions, and large internal corporate reorganizations involving dozens of subsidiaries.

In addition to her securities practice, Lori has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience which includes the representation of REIT clients in strategic transactions.

“I want to work with lawyers who make my life easier, and Lori falls into that category.”
-General Counsel at a large investment and asset management company

Lori's Experience

Securities and Public Company Experience

  • Represented bank holding company in a $55 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Represented NASDAQ listed home health, hospice and personal care company in a $179 million privately negotiated stock repurchase
  • Registration Statement on Form S-4 for issuance of common stock by NYSE listed financial holding company in connection with $28.6 million merger transaction
  • Represented NYSE listed bank holding company in $40 million public offering of subordinated notes
  • Served as Tennessee counsel to NYSE listed public company in connection with a $500 million senior notes offering, $600 million senior notes offering, $1,425,000,000 credit agreement and shelf registration statement on Form S-3
  • Represented a biopharmaceutical drug company in connection with a $15 million follow-on offering
  • Listed warrants of biopharmaceutical company on NYSE MKT
  • Registration Statement on Form S-4 for issuance of common stock by NYSE listed bank holding company in connection with $37.5 million merger transaction
  • Served as Tennessee counsel to NYSE listed public company in connection with $500 million registered notes offering
  • Shelf registration statements on Form S-3 and subsequent takedowns, including ASRs
  • Represented a public company in $120 million offering 7.5% convertible notes pursuant to Rule 144A
  • Represented a public company in a registered exchange offering of $1.9 billion of senior notes in a section 144A transaction
  • Represented NYSE listed company in resale registration on Form S-3 for selling shareholders
  • Securities compliance of private funds with public companies in their portfolios
  • Represented a client in a going private transaction, effected by a reclassification of common stock into different classes of equity
  • Represented NYSE listed financial services company in a $20 million private placement of subordinated notes

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

  • Represented public office and industrial REIT in connection with $600 million merger transaction on Form S-4
  • Represented self-storage REIT in connection with internalization transaction
  • Represented public company in $500 million acquisition and related financing, including $100 million of privately placed securities
  • Represented public over the counter health care company in $200 million and $90 million acquisitions of OTC drug brands
  • Represented NYSE listed national retail company, successfully overseeing its internal corporate reorganization
  • Represented over the counter health care company, successfully overseeing its internal corporate reorganization

Lori's Accolades

  • Named to the Birmingham Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" List (2021)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Securities & Corporate Finance (2017)

Lori's Publications

  • "Section 16, Clawbacks and Other Disgorgement Under the Federal Securities Laws," Practising Law Institute Corporate Law and Practice Course Handbook Series, Understanding the Securities Laws 2017 (April 2017)
  • "Ethical Dilemmas in Preparation and Review of SEC Filings," Practising Law Institute Corporate Law and Practice Course Handbook Series, Securities Filings 2015: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment (January 2015)

Lori's Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter and Panelist – Practising Law Institute, Understanding the Securities Laws 2018 (September 2018)
  • Presenter – Practising Law Institute, Understanding the Securities Laws 2017 (September 2017)
  • Presenter and Panelist – Practising Law Institute, Securities Filings 2016: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment, Chicago, Illinois (November 2016)
  • "Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference" (September 2016)
  • "Enterprise Financing – Beyond Single Store Funding" (August 2016)
  • Presenter and Panelist – Practising Law Institute, Securities Filings 2015, Chicago, Illinois (November 2015)

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Tennessee

Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    • (2007, J.D.; Authorities editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law)

  • Vanderbilt University
    • (2003, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


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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