As a transactional lawyer, my job is to help clients get from where they are to where they want to be. Whether the goal is starting a business or forming a joint venture, raising capital, or planning for business succession, my broad-based business law background and experience give me the know-how to get it done. My practical approach to business transactions means that mergers and acquisitions are handled efficiently. Problems and disputes are dealt with and disposed of as they arise so that clients end up with the results they want.
Laura has a broad-based transactional law practice. She assists companies and entrepreneurs with all stages of development and operations—including the formation and structuring of business and investment entities, business contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and wind-downs and terminations. She also regularly helps entities raise capital through private securities offerings.
Laura’s clients hail from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare (physician’s groups and so-called 501-As), and real estate development. She has even developed an interesting niche, as she has now represented several optometry groups design their exit strategy and sale.
A strong legal writer, Laura is always anticipating how a document might be interpreted in the event of a dispute or litigation—and drafting or negotiating with this in mind. She also excels at continuing to work a problem or negotiation, utilizing different creative approaches, until both sides reach an agreement or resolution.
Prior to attending law school, Laura earned her Ph.D. in ancient art and archaeology and worked on digs in Israel and Turkey. In some ways, she views law as similar discipline—requiring attention to detail, careful investigation and analysis, and the ability to draw and strategically utilize reliable conclusions.
I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their businesses and helping them succeed.Laura E. Hebert