Laura M. DeGeer Associate

Laura focuses her practice on corporate and private equity transactions. She represents public and privately-held companies, private equity funds, and institutional investors across multiple industries in a wide range of transactional matters, including platform and add-on acquisitions, mergers, equity investments, divestitures, recapitalizations, joint ventures, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters.

Laura received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she was actively involved with the University of Pittsburgh Law Review as both Senior Topics Editor and a Research Editor, the University of Pittsburgh Legal Analysis and Writing Program as a Teaching Assistant to Dean Nancy Burkoff, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals as a Judicial Intern under Judge D. Michael Fisher. She also received two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for the highest grade in her class in both Property Law and International Trade Law and Regulation. Laura received her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated from the Honors Specialization Program.

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, Senior Topics Editor, Research Editor, Law Review, 2017
  • University of Western Ontario, BA, Honors Specialization Sociology, Dean's List, 2014

Association for Corporate Growth, Pittsburgh, PA; Member, 2017 – Present

Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA; Member, 2014 – Present

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Harrisburg, PA; Member, 2014 – Present

Fellowship of Man Charitable Foundation, Toronto, ON, CA; Director, 2009 – Present

Train Like an Olympian Program, Port Hope, ON, CA; Founding Member (Olympic Torch Bearer; Vancouver 2010 Olympics); 2008 – 2011

  • Pennsylvania
  • Author, Women in PE to Know: Ashley Chang, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, June 5, 2019
  • Author, PropTech and Due Diligence: How Web-Based Leasing Programs are Treated in Sales Contracts, Lawyer's Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2018
  • Author, Cell Site Simulators: A Call for More Protective Federal Legislation, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 3, 2017
  • Author, "The Construction Industry and Medical Marijuana Use in Pennsylvania," MUS Blog, November 30, 2017
  • Author, "Federal Tax Reform: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," MUS Blog, November 13, 2017
  • Author, "Immigration Client Update: Employing Foreign Nationals Through TN Visas," MUS Blog, October 23, 2017
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