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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions in California since 2017 and committee member for Mergers & Acquisitions group

Laurie A. Sanders

+1 415.315.2257


Laurie has more than 25 years of experience serving as a strategic adviser to companies and their owners, shareholders and investors.

She frequently serves as outside general counsel, advising clients throughout the business lifecycle on mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities transactions, corporate governance and complex contracts. Laurie also advises corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships on owner entrances and exits, restructurings, succession planning and corporate governance.

Laurie assists her clients with venture capital and other financings and with securities transactions involving stock, debt and options, and equity alternatives such as phantom stock plans. In addition, Laurie has worked with her clients on complex software licensing transactions, sophisticated joint venture arrangements and other types of commercial agreements.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Laurie was partner at a California law firm. She began her legal career as an associate in the corporate departments of national and international law firms in San Francisco and on the East Coast.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Laurie serves on the steering committee for mergers and acquisitions with IR Global and has been an attorney mentor to student teams through U.C. Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage. She is a frequent speaker, CLE presenter and panel moderator.

Bar Admissions

  • Californie


  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1988)


  • IR Global
  • ProVisors
  • Financial Women of San Francisco
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) San Francisco
  • Alameda County Bar Association
    • Former Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section

Laurie is proud to serve founders of growing businesses and understands the goals and challenges as they strive for success. Her experience encompasses a number of industries such as technology, professional services, consulting, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail distribution. She has actively negotiated many cross-border transactions with parties in Europe and Asia, and has clients based in England, Australia and Canada.

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About Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild is nimble, entrepreneurial and resourceful. Home to 950 talented attorneys in 70+ diverse practice areas coast to coast, we provide individuals and businesses with the robust resources and comprehensive service of a national law firm, coupled with the razor-sharp focus and individualized attention of a boutique.

Our lawyers deliver a full range of legal services and strategic advice to individuals and businesses of all sizes – public, private and nonprofit; startup, family-run and multinational.

Key practice areas include Bankruptcy, Cannabis Law, Corporate, Employment, Entertainment, Gaming, Intellectual Property, International, Litigation, Medical Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy & Data Security, Real Estate and Tax.

Clients give us top marks for service, responsiveness, providing value and adopting innovative approaches.

At Fox Rothschild, we care about your success as much as you do.

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