Laura is a seasoned transactional attorney with more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, financing and business contracting. Her practical approach to legal service is informed by her 14 years of in-house experience, as general counsel of a national financial services company and industrial loan bank, real estate counsel for a national retailer, and counsel for an internet startup.
Laura’s real estate practice includes commercial and residential acquisitions, sales, development, management, and leasing. She represents developers of shopping centers, retail, office, apartment and mixed-use projects, condominiums, low-income housing, and assisted living properties, as well as municipal entities in publicly owned or financed development projects. Laura has documented and closed secured and unsecured credit facilities, construction and permanent loans, and conventional and government-assisted financings for borrowers and lenders. In addition, Laura has represented landlords and tenants from startups to Fortune 500 companies and national retail chains in retail, office, and warehouse leases.
Laura earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was a member of the Guild Food Stamp Clinic Executive Board.