Laura Nemeth is a partner in our Corporate Practice Group and a member of the Global Board. She has substantial experience in corporate transactions, corporate finance and securities law matters for clients in the US, Europe and Canada. She represents both US-based publicly traded companies and foreign private issuers in their US securities matters and non-US clients in bringing their businesses to, and operating their businesses in, the US. Laura also frequently represents clients in the information technology and renewable energy industries.

    Her information technology industry practice involves a broad range of matters for early-stage and mature technology companies, both private and publicly held, including formation, organization, capitalization, finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and data security. On behalf of her diverse clientele in this industry, she has advised on e-commerce and internet transactions, outsourcing transactions, mobile applications, software development and licensing, website development, maintenance and hosting, service level agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, website terms of use and privacy policies.

    Laura’s renewable energy industry practice includes her representation of companies engaged in manufacturing ethanol and other biofuels, companies engaged in the production of solar power and companies engaged in the construction and design of power generation facilities. She has advised such clients on organization, capitalization, finance, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions.

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    Public Capital Markets

    • Advising an information technology industry, Nasdaq-listed foreign private issuer in connection with its IPO, a US$200 million Rule 144A placement of senior subordinated convertible notes, a US$103 million private investment in public equity (PIPE) offering of ordinary shares, and two underwritten public offerings of ordinary shares.
    • Advising Nasdaq and NYSE-listed foreign private issuers in connection with their US securities law compliance.
    • Advising a US Fortune 500, Nasdaq-listed company in its compliance with US securities laws.
    • Advising a foreign private issuer in its US deregistration and delisting.

    Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance

    • Advising a European information technology company in its acquisition via a tender offer valued at US$2 billion.
    • Advising a Canada-based fruit juice and beverage manufacturer in its entrance to the US market through a US$390 million merger with a US beverage manufacturer and the financing of that transaction.
    • Advising a European information technology company in its US$445 million stock acquisition of a US weather information services provider; its CAN$25 million stock acquisition of a Canada-based SCADA software and systems provider; its US$10 million stock acquisition of a US SCADA software and systems provider; its US$38 million stock and asset acquisition of a US traffic information services provider; and its US$12 million stock acquisition of a US provider of electronic toll collection and intelligent transportation systems.
    • Advising a Latin American renewable energy company in its entrance to the US market through a US$6 million stock acquisition of a project management company.
    • Counseling a European ethanol manufacturer in its entrance to the US market through a US$93 million tender offer.
    • Counseling a privately held US bioenergy company in five sale and leaseback transactions with an aggregate value of more than US$112 million and in its minority investments in and research and development agreements with various private and publicly owned entities.
    • Advising state pension funds in their investments in more than 40 private equity funds, real estate opportunity funds, hedge funds and funds to funds.

    Education

    • The Ohio State University, J.D., 1989
    • The Ohio State University, B.S., 1986

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1989
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process
    • Recognized by InterContinental Finance Magazine as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world in 2013
    • Listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer
    • Named to Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 Under 40 list, a showcase of the area’s finest young professionals
    • Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
    • Global M&A Network’s Americas M&A Atlas Award for Food and Beverage Deal of the Year 2011
    • Served on the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board since 1998 and currently serves as its chair
    • Served as a member of the Medina Community Recreation Center Advisory Board since 2001
    • Served on the 2002-2003 Medina, Ohio City Charter Review Commission 

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