Reverse Merger Attorney
Reverse Merger Attorney Laura Anthony is the founding partner of Legal & Compliance, LLC, a national corporate, securities and business transactions law firm. For 23 years Ms. Anthony has focused her law practice on small and mid-cap private and public companies, the OTC market, NASDAQ, NYSE MKT, going public transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placement and corporate finance transactions, Regulation A/A+, Exchange Act and other regulatory reporting requirements, FINRA and DTC requirements, state and federal securities laws, crowdfunding, general corporate law and complex business transactions.
Ms. Anthony and the Legal & Compliance team have represented buyers, sellers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, and shareholders in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Ms. Anthony has represented in excess of 100 corporate vehicles and private entities in reverse merger, initial public offering and direct public offering transactions.
Ms. Anthony is the creator and author of SecuritiesLawBlog.com, the industry- accepted “go-to” source for news and regulatory developments in the small and mid-cap marketplace. She is also the producer and host of LawCast®, the Securities Law Network. LawCast® is the first and only news program dedicated exclusively to the legal aspects of the securities industry and can be viewed on YouTube, Apple TV and online at LawCast.com.
Prior to founding Legal & Compliance, LLC, Ms. Anthony served as Chief Legal Counsel for a national investment banking firm and NASDAQ broker-dealer with more than 200 employees. Ms. Anthony headed the firm’s legal and compliance department and coordinated all legal work for the firm including all aspects of FINRA and SEC regulatory compliance and a wide variety of public and private corporate finance transactions.
Ms. Anthony sits on the board of the Florida Crowdfinance Association. Ms. Anthony is a member of various professional organizations including the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the ABA committees on Federal Securities Regulations and Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is a supporter of several community and charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Opportunity, Inc., New Hope Charities, the Society of the Four Arts, the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach County Zoo Society, and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a financial and hands-on supporter of Palm Beach Day Academy, one of Palm Beach’s oldest and most respected educational institutions. She currently resides in West Palm Beach with her husband and daughter.
Ms. Anthony is an honors graduate from Florida State University College of Law and has been practicing law since 1993.
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