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Overview

"Lisa Hedrick is described as 'smart and responsiveby impressed clients. She regularly advises clients on acquisitions as well as acting as external general counsel on governance matters. She also assists clients with private equity transactions and capital markets issues." Chambers USA 

Lisa’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving privately-held middle market companies across the United States.  With transaction sizes ranging from $1 million to $500 million, Lisa provides practical and informed counsel to business founders, family offices and private equity funds for their buy-side and sell-side transactions across multiple industries.  Within the past year, Lisa has worked on a number of deals involving representations and warranties insurance (RWI).  She is well versed in negotiating RWI policies and structuring deals to accommodate such protection for her clients.

Recently Lisa represented a private equity fund in the acquisition of a distributor from a family office.  The transaction involved several third parties including lenders and co-investors and drew heavily on Lisa’s strong project management and organizational skills to complete the transaction under an accelerated timeline. 

In addition to M&A transactions, Lisa works with middle market businesses to provide ongoing general corporate counsel and advice.  Appreciating that risk is fundamental to every business success-story, Lisa prides herself on educating her clients about the risks involved in a particular transaction and assisting her clients with identifying the best course of action.

Lisa is the current chair of Hirschler’s Recruiting Committee and an active member of the firm’s Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN).

Recognition

Named a “Leader in the Field,” Corporate/M&A, Southern Virginia, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017 and 2018

Selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star,” Mergers & Acquisitions, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2017

Named an “Up and Coming” lawyer, Corporate/M&A, Virginia, Chambers USA”  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

Named “Young Lawyer of the Year,” Richmond Bar Association, 2016

Named an “Associate to Watch,” Corporate/M&A, Southern Virginia, Chambers USA”  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015

Named to “Legal Elite,” (Young Lawyer (Under 40)), Virginia Business, 2012-2018

Recipient, Washington and Lee Law Council Law Review Award for Outstanding Student Note

Recipient, Barry Sullivan Constitutional Law Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law

  • chambers 2018
  • M&A Advisor Law Firm of the Year
  • Virginia Legal Elite

Experience

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented Bertram Capital, a California-based private equity firm, in the sale of WH Acquisitions, Inc., EXT Acquisitions, Inc., Premier Material Concepts, LLC and Clarus Glassboards, LLC and in the acquisition of BearCom.

Provided sell-side assistance to a business founder in the sale of assets to a local entrepreneur.

Counseled a senior executive with respect to the negotiation of his non-compete and employment agreement in connection with the sale of his minority interest in a government contracting firm.

On behalf of a family office, negotiated the acquisition by merger of a regional manufacturer, which involved strong tax indemnification provisions and the placement of a representations and warranties insurance policy.

Represented the majority owner of a registered investment advisor in the sale of his equity to a larger financial institution, which required obtaining client consent prior to closing.

Coordinated the acquisition of two unaffiliated but complementary business services companies by a private equity firm, which involved a significant equity roll by the founders of the two target companies.

Facilitated a private equity investment in a value added reseller on behalf of the company’s founder, which included the negotiation of post-closing governance documents between the equity holders.

Assisted a national manufacturer with multiple synergistic acquisitions designed to strengthen brand recognition and product capabilities.

Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of a manufacturer with operations in the U.K. and Ireland.

General Counsel Services

Reviewed the organizational documents and minute books of a financial services firm and provided recommendations to improve corporate governance and legal compliance.

Served as local counsel to a German technology company with respect to its investment in a U.S. startup.

Drafted and negotiated standard services and sales contracts for a distributor of medical supplies.

Assisted in a corporate reorganization of an international manufacturer with operations in approximately six states and four different countries.

Drafted employment agreements for a healthcare provider with respect to new employees.

Perspectives

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Richmond, VA, 11.09.2018
  • Richmond, VA, 10.03.2018
  • Lisa Hedrick speaks on The Costs of a Dollar:  Managing Risk in M&A Transactions at the 2018 VCU RISC Trends Conference
    03.06.2018
  • Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions, National Business Institute
    08.16.2017
  • Strategic Business Planning:  Legal & Financial Considerations for Successful Businesses, Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
    05.07.2014
  • Keeping Your Job While Going Through Cancer Treatment, Legal Information Network for Cancer
    11.2010

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association, Judicial Interpretations Subcommittee; Working Group for the Private Target M&A Deal Points Studies in 2011, 2013, and 2015; also served as an Issue Group Leader for the 2017 study

Richmond Women in M&A, Founder

Association for Corporate Growth, Richmond Chapter, Board Member and Chair, 2018 Virginia Capital Conference

Richmond Bar Association, Finance Committee Member

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Growing up as a Navy brat taught Lisa the importance of dedication and flexibility.  It also taught her to appreciate cuisines and culture from around the world.  She and her husband, Scott, are avid wine lovers and able cooks who enjoy entertaining and getting to know people.

Washington & Lee School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

  • Order of the Coif

College of William and Mary, B.A., with honors 

  • Virginia
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