Laura Giles

Laura C. Giles

Partner She / Her / Hers
Phoenix

Laura C. Giles is a business attorney based in Phoenix who focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions. She works with private and public companies in industries such as waste services, retail, business services, technology, fashion and media, among others. She has closed numerous stock acquisitions and divestitures, asset purchases and sales, mergers and private equity and venture capital investments. She also assists businesses with joint ventures, reorganizations, branding and other general corporate matters, as well as with developing and implementing national business development strategies.

In the sports and entertainment world, Laura represents celebrities, influencers, professional athletes and their businesses in strategic and commercial transactions. In this role, she negotiates significant social media and influencer agreements, sponsorship and endorsement deals, and appearance and other services agreements.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Laura regularly provides pro bono counsel to non-profit organizations on mergers and corporate governance matters. She also volunteers with Wills for Heroes, a program that provides essential estate planning documents to first responders, and represents clients in Ballard Spahr’s BASE program, which provides pro bono legal services to student entrepreneurs and their startup ventures.

Judicial Externships

The Hon. Susan R. Bolton, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix

Professional Activities

Association of Corporate Growth — Arizona Chapter

Sports Lawyers Association

State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section

Recognition & Accomplishments

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Attorney Intel, Top 25 Attorneys of Arizona, 2023

Chambers USA, "Up and Coming," Corporate/M&A (Arizona), 2023

The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Phoenix), 2023, 2024

Phoenix Magazine, 'Top Lawyer' - Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Arizona State University Alumni Association

Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Counsel, Visit Phoenix

Credentials 

Education

University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 2010)
Comments Editor for the San Diego Law Review, Executive Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, CALI Award, Law of American Democracy

Arizona State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)

Admissions

Arizona

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona