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McKinney Joins Chambliss Business Transaction Group


Chambliss welcomes attorney Laura McKinney to the law firm’s business practice. Laura will assist Chambliss clients with corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions, joint ventures, and commercial contracts.

Laura joins Chambliss after nearly eight years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a large international firm in New York City, where she advised clients on various business matters. Laura’s experience there included complex cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Fluent in Spanish and familiar with Portuguese, Laura is a strong international transactional attorney with experience consummating transactions in South American countries, including Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela. Her domestic and international experience with joint ventures spans across the following sectors: energy, logistics, chemical, mining, and home appliance. In addition, Laura has experience with business transactions in the beverage, health care, and software industries.

Laura will advise Chambliss clients in the areas of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, in addition to assisting with distribution agreements, strategic alliances, commercial contracts, and other business matters.

A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Laura received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she served as Article Editor for the International Law Journal. She graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies. At Vanderbilt, Laura became a member of the nation’s oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, Phi Beta Kappa Society.


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