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Laura C. Turano

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Laura C. Turano is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Laura’s practice focuses on advising clients in connection with public and private company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, carve-outs and other significant transactions. She also advises clients on activist defense and corporate governance matters. Laura is Chair of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) East Young Lawyers Committee, a member of the Advisory Counsel of the NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance and is an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law teaching mergers & acquisitions.


In 2022, Laura was recognized by Bloomberg Law in its “They’ve Got Next: 40 Under 40”, a finalist in American Lawyer’s Industry Awards for “Young Lawyer of the Year”, one of the “Top Women in Dealmaking” by The Deal, a “Rising Star” in M&A by Law360 and as one of the “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” by Lawdragon. In 2021, The American Lawyer named her “Dealmaker of The Year” for her role advising Teladoc Health in its acquisition of Livongo Health. Laura is also recognized in The Legal 500 for her work in Corporate/M&A.


Laura’s notable representations have included:

  • 3G Capital in its acquisition of Hunter Douglas
  • ABB in its acquisition of General Electric’s Industrial Solutions business
  • AstraZeneca in its acquisition of ZS Pharma
  • Baker Hughes in its proposed merger with Halliburton; the formation of its hydraulic-fracturing joint venture with CSL Capital and West Street Energy Partners; its merger with GE Oil & Gas and GE’s subsequent sell-down of its majority stake in Baker Hughes; and the formation of its global offshore drilling joint venture with Akastor
  • Carrier Global Corporation in the sale of its Chubb fire and security business to APi Group Corporation and its acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions
  • CNOOC in its acquisition of Nexen
  • CSX in its settlement agreement with Mantle Ridge
  • The special committee of Duck Creek Technologies’ board of directors in connection with Duck Creek’s take-private sale to Vista Equity Partners
  • The Estée Lauder Companies in its acquisition of the Tom Ford brand
  • ExxonMobil in its acquisition of InterOil
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in its acquisition of Boyd Corporation
  • IBM in its spin-off of its managed infrastructure services business into a separate publicly traded company
  • IG Group Holdings in its acquisition of tastytrade
  • Intel Corporation in the activist investment by Third Point
  • John Wood Group in its sale of its Built Environment consulting business to WSP Global
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Madison Square Garden Entertainment in the spin-off of its traditional live entertainment businesses, to create a new publicly traded company known as Sphere Entertainment Co.
  • Merck & Co. in its acquisition of Acceleron Pharma and its acquisition of Prometheus Biosciences
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance in the acquisitions of Jackson Square Aviation, Engine Lease Finance Corp. and Beacon Intermodal Leasing
  • Mizuho Financial Group in its acquisition of Greenhill & Co.
  • PharMerica in its sale to KKR
  • PRA Health Sciences in its sale to ICON
  • Restaurant Brands International in its acquisition of Firehouse Restaurant Group
  • Rocket Companies in its acquisition of Truebill
  • Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter in connection with a long-term agreement that renews their partnership with D’USSE
  • SS&C in its acquisition of Citigroup’s Alternative Investor Services business
  • Teladoc Health in its merger with Livongo Health
  • VF Corp. in the sale of the Nautica brand to Authentic Brands Group
  • Williams Partners in the sale of its Four Corners Area business to Harvest Midstream and its 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services to Crestwood Equity Partners

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