"I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their businesses and helping them succeed."
Laura’s practice consists of corporate, real estate, lending, and healthcare transactions.
In her corporate representations, Laura has handled a broad range of issues for small and middle-market companies. She has assisted companies and entrepreneurs with all stages of development including the formation and structuring of business and investment entities, raising capital through private securities offerings, acquisitions of other companies, and wind-down and termination.
Laura’s real estate practice includes commercial leasing and purchase/sale transactions as well as real estate development. Her representations have included both landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions for retail, restaurant and office space. She has represented buyers and sellers in purchases and sales of raw land, office buildings, hotels and other commercial properties. Laura has also assisted developers and landowners with the formation of property owners’ and homeowners’ associations and obtaining tax abatements.
Laura represents both borrowers and lenders in loan and loan-restructuring transactions, including asset-backed and commercial mortgage-backed loans. She has handled loans of various sizes to borrowers ranging from small businesses to national and multi-national companies.
In her healthcare practice, Laura has formed and overseen the certification of non-profit corporations that employ physicians (so-called 501-As) and has negotiated physician employment agreements on behalf of such corporations.
Laura enjoys getting to know her clients and their businesses and helping them succeed. Prior to attending law school, she earned a Ph.D. in ancient art and archaeology and worked on digs in Israel and Turkey.
Acquisition of local fast casual dining chain.
Purchase of over 30 restaurants in national fast food franchise.
Purchase of a controlling interest in granite countertop fabrication and sales business.
Acquisitions of insurance brokerage businesses.
Purchase of direct sales home décor business.
Representation of buyer in purchase of $40 million office building in Austin, Texas.
Representations of private investor group in acquisitions of distressed hotel properties or distressed loans secured by hotel properties in various states.
Securing property tax abatements for industrial park developer.
Representing landlord in negotiating lease of Las Colinas office building.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2007
University of Texas
J.D., with honors, 2007
New York University Institute of Fine Arts
M.A. and Ph.D., Ancient Art and Archaeology, 2000
New York University
B.A., summa cum laude, 1990
Phi Beta Kappa
Board of Management, White Rock YMCA
Member: American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Member: State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
Member: Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section and Real Property Law Section
Author: Business Entities for Healthcare Services, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2016 Special Healthcare Issue (October 2016).
Author, Pros and Cons of the Series LLC, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2016 Issue One (February 2016).
Author, New Laws Affect the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine (2012).
Named to Texas Rising Stars list, as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2014