Laura C. Giles

Associate

gilesl@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5503
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Laura C. Giles is a business attorney who advises her clients on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She works with private and public companies in industries such as waste services, technology, life sciences, fashion, and media, among others.

Representing both buyers and sellers, Laura handles a variety of transactions, including public and private mergers, stock acquisitions and divestitures, asset purchases and sales, and private equity and venture capital investments. She regularly assists businesses with reorganizations, financing, branding, and other general corporate matters, as well as developing and implementing business development strategies.

Laura is also a member of the firm's Sports practice, representing professional athletes and sports industry companies in all aspects of their business. This work includes business and real estate investments, endorsement and other contract negotiations, and licensing and branding matters.

Pro Bono Experience

Laura volunteers with Wills for Heroes, a program that provides essential estate planning documents to first responders. She also 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

Named a Southwest Super Lawyer for excellence in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2017-2019

Board Memberships

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

Phoenix Women's Sports Association, past member of the Board of Directors

Arizona Women Lawyers Association — Maricopa Chapter, past member of the Executive and Steering Committees, past Treasurer

Community Activities

Arizona State University Alumni Association

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)

Arizona

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona