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Laura W. Harper

Attorney

Laura is an experienced corporate and securities law attorney.  Her clients include start-ups, emerging growth and established companies.  She advises companies in a range of business-related matters including financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and supporting ongoing operations.  Laura’s professional experience also includes serving as in-house counsel at a biotechnology nonprofit company.  Her unique ability to provide clear, practical advice to clients in a range of businesses is integral to her practice.

Introduction

Laura is an experienced corporate and securities law attorney.  Her clients include start-ups, emerging growth and established companies.  She advises companies in a range of business-related matters including financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and supporting ongoing operations.  Laura’s professional experience also includes serving as in-house counsel at a biotechnology nonprofit company.  Her unique ability to provide clear, practical advice to clients in a range of businesses is integral to her practice.

Experience & Results

  • Representation of Datalight Incorporated in its acquisition by Tuxera Inc.
  • Representation of Silver Falls Capital in connection with its acquisition of BirdBuffer, CITC Corp, AgriAir and Omnitec
  • Representation of Porch.com in its acquisition Kandela, Hire-a-Helper and Rynoh
  • Represented Ethan Stowell Restaurant Group in its merger with Kigali Kitchens
  • Represented Ethan Stowell Restaurant Group in a stock financing
  • Represented Athira Pharma in convertible note financings

Education

  • Agnes Scott College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)
  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of Barristers
    • George Waldo Woodruff Award of Excellence
    • CALI Award

Admissions

  • Washington
  • Alabama

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Author, “New Law Helps Washington State Businesses,” One Accord, July 30, 2019
  • Speaker, “Washington State’s New Law Restricting Non-Compete Agreements,” Summit Law Group and New Tech Northwest CLE, June 26, 2019
  • Speaker, “Funding Your Start Up,” SURF Incubator Seminar Presentation, April 24, 2018
  • Author, “Involuntary Commitment of People with Mental Retardation: Ensuring All of Georgia’s Citizens Receive Adequate Procedural Due Process,” Mercer Law Review, 2007
  • Author, “Gonzalez v. Raich: Has New Federalism Gone Up in Smoke?,” Mercer Law Review, 2006

Personal

  • Laura speaks both Spanish and English fluently.
  • In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, including hiking and camping, and volunteering with her daughters’ Girl Scout and BSA Scout troops.