Laura Nemeth is a partner in our global Corporate Practice Group and a former member of our Global Board. She regularly advises public companies and privately held businesses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and corporate finance transactions, and securities law matters, as well as a wide range of commercial and general business matters. Laura also frequently represents clients in the information technology, renewable energy and event ticketing industries.

    Laura has particular experience representing clients in complex multijurisdictional acquisition and divestiture transactions. She represents both US publicly traded companies and foreign private issuers in their US securities matters, as well as non-US clients in bringing their businesses to the US.

    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.

    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.

    In the ticketing industry, Laura has represented providers of online ticketing solutions and services, global online advertising platforms and digital media companies, among others, in their commercial transactions and in their compliance with US state and local ticket resale laws.

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    • Advising GB Group plc in its US$301 million acquisition by merger of IDology, Inc., an Atlanta, Georgia-based provider of identity verification, fraud prevention and location intelligence solutions.
    • Advising a Sweden-based global information company on its US$90 million acquisition of OpenWave Mobility, a Silicon Valley provider of solutions to mobile operators for video traffic management and cloud data management.
    • Advising a European information technology company in its disposition via a tender offer valued at US$2 billion.
    • Advising a publicly traded Canadian 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 CA$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 America 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.
    • 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.
    • Advising an online provider of primary and secondary marketplace ticketing solutions and services in its commercial transactions with customers and partners.

    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, 1998 – 2018
    • 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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