LauraLee R. Lawley


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  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, Member, North Carolina Law Review, 2008
  • North Carolina State University, BA, summa cum laude, 2004
  • North Carolina

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Member, Healthcare and Business Law Sections, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Volunteer, Make a Wish Foundation of Central North Carolina, 2009-2011

LauraLee focuses her practice on the healthcare industry, representing healthcare providers in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate governance and regulatory matters. Her clients include hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and ASC management companies, dialysis centers, physician practice management organizations, physician groups, dental practice, dental services organizations, veterinary practices and veterinary services organizations. LauraLee also represents lenders in transactions involving borrowers in the healthcare industry, as well as sponsors and private equity funds investing in the healthcare industry.

LauraLee’s representation includes negotiating and drafting transaction documents and counseling clients with regard to the legal aspects of day-to-day operations, including general corporate matters, Anti-Kickback and Stark issues, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, and certificate of need and licensure requirements. LauraLee has also represented lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors in various healthcare-related financing and acquisition transactions. She has assisted in the re-syndication and start-up of numerous ambulatory surgery centers and hospital-physician joint ventures.

Before joining McGuireWoods, LauraLee represented clients in a variety of other industries including asset management, manufacturing, sports and entertainment, engineering and financial services in connection with mergers, acquisitions, business formation, joint ventures and corporate governance matters.

While earning her law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law, LauraLee was honored as a member of Phi Alpha Delta and a Chancellor’s Scholar. As an undergraduate, she was a Florida Bright Futures Scholar. She was also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Sigma Theta and Phi Eta Sigma.

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LauraLee R Lawley
T: +1 704 373 8997F: +1 704 444 8806201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Healthcare: Service Providers, North Carolina, Legal 500 US, 2017

Co-author, "Spotlight on Investments in Veterinary Practices and Veterinary Service Organizations," Bender's Health Care Law Monthly, Volume 2018, Issue No. 5, May 2018
Co-author, "Evolving Regulation of Dental Service Organizations: Regulatory Update," Dental Economics, November 2016
Co-author, "Regulatory hot spots in dental transactions: Part 2,", December 29, 2014
Co-author, "Regulatory hot spots in dental transactions: Part 1,", December 22, 2014
Co-author, "8 of the Most Interesting Things We Are Seeing in Healthcare," Becker's Hospital Review, March 19, 2014
Co-author, "Dental Practice Management: Current Legal Developments and Trends," Health Care Law Monthly, January 2014
Co-author, Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Legal and Regulatory Issues (Fifth Edition), American Health Lawyers Association, 2014
Co-author, "NC Scrutiny Of Dental Practice Management Continues," Law360, October 4, 2013
Co-author, "Proposed Texas Dental Bill Indicates Greater Regulation," Law360, April 19, 2013
Co-author, Investing in Dental Practice Management: Key Issues and Notable Transactions, McGuireWoods White Paper, November 2012
Moderator, "Hot Topics in Surgery Centers," 13th Annual Healthcare Finance and Growth Conference, September 25, 2018
Moderator, "Safe Harbors and Key Legal Issues for ASCs," Becker's 16th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, June 15, 2018
Moderator, "Hot Topics in Surgery Centers," 12th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference; Healthcare Finance and Growth, September 12, 2017
Moderator, "Safe Harbors and Key Legal Issues," Becker’s Healthcare Review - 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management–Driven ASC Conference + the Future of Spine, June 23, 2017
Moderator, "Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions," 11th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference; Healthcare Finance and Growth, October 11, 2016
Moderator, "Preparing for Your Transaction (Part II)," ASC Sales and Transactions, September 15, 2016
Speaker, "Dental Services Organizations: Transactions and Compliance," East West Bank Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 23-24, 2016
Moderator, "Dental Practice Management - Current Trends and Recent Developments," 10th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference, September 17, 2015
Speaker, Dental Practice Transactions and Regulatory Update, McGuireWoods LLP Healthcare Webinar, September 2, 2015
Moderator, "Dental Practice Management," 9th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference, September 18, 2014
Speaker, Physician Services: A Spectrum of Alignment Options, McGuireWoods Webinar, October 31, 2012