Laura Davis is a partner in the Corporate department and counsels clients in private equity transactions and general corporate matters. Laura is experienced in leading acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate transactions. Laura also leads professional development programs for the firm's Corporate associates.


Practice Areas


Representative Matters

  • Led sale of a minority interest in an insurance company
  • Led divestiture of client's investment in a technology company
  • Counseled a long-term care and ancillary products insurance company in corporate matters
  • Negotiated and implemented a $45 million sale of an auto supplier
  • Advised outlet retailer regarding general corporate matters, including supply agreements, consulting agreements, and corporate governance matters
  • Represented private equity firm acquisition of distributor of bundled software and technical support
  • Led asset purchase of full-service construction and gravel hauling business
  • Represented a private equity client in an equity investment in a mobile enterprise and solutions company
  • Participated in the asset sale by a satellite and aerial imagery provider of its aircraft-based aerial surveying business
  • Assisted in a $60 million sale of healthcare corporation’s joint venture interest to its joint venture partner
  • Participated in the formation of a limited partnership for a joint venture created to hold a portfolio of $1.7 billion in distressed real estate assets
  • Represented private equity fund/lead investor in an equity financing of a technology company with proprietary technology related to oil and gas exploration and production
  • Assisted in a $46 million stock and cash acquisition of a geospatial analytics company by a satellite and aerial imagery provider

Prior Experience

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Transactions, Detroit, Mich., 2016-2017
  • Baker Botts, LLP, Associate, Washington, D.C., 2009-2013
  • International Finance Corporation, Law Clerk, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008
  • Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Adjunct Scholar, Law Clerk, Midland, Mich., 2004-2007


  • Judge Robert H. Cleland, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Judicial Clerk

Academic Appointments

University of Michigan, Department of English, Graduate Student Instructor, Ann Arbor, Michigan (past)





Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

Vestry Board, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, 2014-present

Nominating Committee, Michigan District, LCMS, 2015-present   

Thrivent Member Network Regional Board - Great Lakes Region, 2017

News & Insights


  • The team consisting of Kimberly Dudek, Thomas Appledorn, Jeffery Kuras, David A. Ettinger, Phillip Desai, Laura Davis, Joshua M. Munro and Nola Garcia is mentioned as counsel to ZF TRW in The Deal article “Illinois Tool Works makes big splash"
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