Sanders , Laurie A.

Laurie A. Sanders
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
d 510.622.7549
lasanders@wendel.com

Education

Duke University School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

District of Columbia Bar

  • Profile
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • INSIGHTS

Laurie has more than 25 years of experience as a business transactional attorney. A partner in the firm’s Business practice, she serves as outside general counsel, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, venture capital financings, private equity transactions, succession planning, and corporate governance. She guides domestic and international businesses, entrepreneurs, and middle market companies in creative approaches to the challenges of rapid growth.

Business Transactions

A trusted partner to her clients, Laurie advises investors and companies through the lifecycle of a business, from formation, financings, equity compensation and securities transactions to acquisitions and sales of businesses and founder ownership transition. Her experience includes complex licensing transactions, sophisticated joint venture arrangements, and other types of commercial agreements.  She has a keen interest in  evolving technologies such as blockchain.

Experience

Laurie began her career in the business and corporate law departments of major national and international law firms in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. She worked with public and private companies on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, ’34 Act matters, secured financings, and corporate governance. Her experience encompasses a number of industries such as technology, professional services, consulting, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail distribution. Laurie has negotiated cross-border transactions with parties in Europe and Asia, and has clients in England, Australia, and Canada.

Influence

Laurie serves on the steering committee for mergers and acquisitions with IR Global and is an attorney mentor to student teams through U.C. Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage. She has been a frequent speaker and panel moderator for groups including Continuing Education of the Bar, Financial Executives International, the Association for Corporate Growth, Women in Consulting, Provisors, and the Alameda County Bar Association. She served as executive editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law at Duke University School of Law.

IR Global

  • Steering Committee Member,  Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Member, 2017 – present

ProVisors

  • Member, 2012 – present

Financial Women of San Francisco

  • Member, 2017 – present

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – San Francisco

  • Member, 2019 – present

The Startup Legal Garage, UC Hastings Law School

  • Attorney Mentor, Spring 2019 – present

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Member
  • Business Law Section, Former Vice-Chair
  • Provisors – Silicon Valley M&A Affinity Group, September 23, 2019; presenter, “CFIUS:  The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.”
  • IR Global conference – Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 2019; Discussion Leader, “Cross-Border Transactions;” presenter, “CFIUS:  The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.”
  •  FEI (Financial Executives International) San Francisco,May 1, 2019; presenter, “CFOs and the Law”
  •  Provisors – East Bay M&A Affinity Group, February 8, 2019; presenter, “Current Topics in Start-Ups, Financings, and M&A”
  •  ACG M&A Forum,May 11, 2018; discussion leader, “Dealing with Known and Unknown Risks”
  • Women in Consulting – Leadership Network, May 23, 2017; presenter, “Planning for the Future of Your Business – Current Trends and Key Tips”

News

Wendel Rosen Welcomes Laurie A. Sanders as Partner

Wendel Rosen Welcomes Laurie A. Sanders as Partner

08/01/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Firm Boosts Business Offerings with Addition of Experienced, Growth-Focused Corporate Lawyer Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, has added Laurie…

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Education

Duke University School of Law, J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A.

Admissions

State Bar of California

Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

District of Columbia Bar

IR Global

IR Global

Laurie represents Wendel Rosen LLP as the exclusive IR Global member in California for both Private Equity & Venture Capital, and Mergers & Acquisitions.  Laurie also serves on the Steering Committee of the Mergers and Acquisitions Working Group.

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