Laura Kalesnik
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Laura Kalesnik

Partner
kalesnik.laura@dorsey.com

Overview

Laura represents clients in a variety of corporate, securities, M&A, governance and general business matters.

Laura also has experience in financial services. Her experience includes representing public and private companies in accessing capital, effecting mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and reorganizations. In addition, she has counseled boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and advised companies with respect to their public reporting and disclosure obligations.

Laura has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2010-2016 by Thomson Reuters and as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer, 2013-2016 by Martindale-Hubbell (Internet Brands LLC).

Education & Admissions

Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1992)

American Graduate School of International Management (M.B.A., 1987)

University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1984)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York

Experience

Recent representative experience includes counsel to:

  • Medical device company in spin-off from public company parent
  • Special committee of board of directors in public company related party acquisition
  • International pharmaceutical company in product line divestiture
  • Private buyer in various asset and stock acquisitions of healthcare facilities
  • Private buyer of healthcare and medical conference promoter and organizer
  • Private equity portfolio company in acquisition of manufacturing concern based in Italy
  • New York Stock Exchange listed gaming company in license of intellectual property portfolio
  • New York Stock Exchange listed gaming company in various acquisitions, including purchasing substantially all the international assets of a Nasdaq listed company in foreclosure proceedings
  • Private equity buyers in various asset and stock acquisitions of middle-market companies
  • US debtors of international conglomerate in 363 asset sales in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Private equity and strategic buyers in various 363 asset purchases in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Nasdaq listed company in restructuring and emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Executive team of Nasdaq listed company in sale to private equity firm
  • New York Stock Exchange listed international manufacturer in a variety of securities, corporate governance and reorganization matters
  • Nasdaq listed energy and engineering company on a variety of corporate matters, including domestic and European acquisitions, securities, corporate governance and general corporate matters
  • New York Stock Exchange listed global provider of technology-based business solutions in various mergers and acquisitions
  • Nasdaq listed retail company in variety of corporate governance, securities and corporate matters
  • Nasdaq listed company in sale of majority interest and subsequent sale to competitor
  • New York Stock Exchange listed mutual fund company in a variety of corporate matters, including corporate governance, finance and lending and securities
  • Nasdaq listed medical manufacturing company in a public offering, acquisitions and on a variety of corporate matters
  • New York Stock Exchange listed food and beverage company in various acquisitions and divestitures
  • Various New York Stock Exchange listed companies in spin-offs from parent companies
  • Equity committee in Chapter 11 proceeding of Nasdaq listed company
  • New York Stock Exchange listed direct marketing company in numerous acquisitions and general corporate matters

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association

Accolades

  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2016 (Internet Brands LLC)
  • Texas Super Lawyer, business/corporate, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2016
Laura Kalesnik