Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC announce shareholder Laura McKinney is the new section chair for the firm’s business and mergers and acquisitions practice groups, which routinely counsel clients on strategic business transactions and general corporate matters.
“Laura’s extensive industry exposure has enabled her to quickly demonstrate her qualifications and capability to go above and beyond in this role,” said President and Managing Shareholder Mark Cunningham. “She is flat-out brilliant. We are excited to see the growth and client advancement that are cultivated in these sections under her leadership.”
Ms. McKinney frequently advises clients in several industries, such as manufacturing, energy, food and beverage, logistics, chemical, and mining, on various matters including asset and stock purchase transactions, preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts, entity formation, corporate governance, cross-border distribution, and regulatory issues.
With over a decade of experience in multiple jurisdictions, Ms. McKinney helps navigate the diverse business and legal obstacles that local, national, and global companies encounter. Clients see her as a reliable resource and advisor who can help bring peace of mind and provide strategic, forward-thinking advice, said officials.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to be chosen for this new role and to assist the firm by helping further enhance this already exceptional group,” said Ms. McKinney. “Our goal has always been to ensure our clients achieve their business objectives and know they can depend on our team. I intend to make sure we continue to do just that by building on the talent and experience represented in each of these practice groups.”
Ms. McKinney received her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University before attending Harvard Law School and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and New York. She currently serves on Chambliss’ Executive Committee.