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"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 over $1 billion, 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.

In addition to her legal practice, Lisa holds the position of Chair for Hirschler's M&A and Financing Practice Group. She also is an active member of the firm's Associate Advancement Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of the firm.


Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law, 2023 - 2024

Best Lawyers in America® for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024

Named Legal Advisor of the Year, The M&A Advisor, 2022

Named to the 2022 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, Mergers & Acquisitions 

Named to "Legal Elite," (Business Law), Virginia Business, 2022

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2017 - 2024

Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013 - 2021

Named to “Legal Elite,” (Young Lawyer (Under 40)), Virginia Business, 2012 - 2020

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

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

Named an "Emerging Leader," The M&A Advisor, 2016

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

  • 2022 Legal Advisor of the Year
  • Best Law Firms 2023
  • chambers 2018
  • Hedrick Chambers 2019
  • hedrick chambers 2020
  • M&A Advisor Law Firm of the Year
  • Rising Starts 2021
  • Virginia Legal Elite



Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of an international manufacturing company involving a competitive bid process, representations and warranties insurance, management rollover and co-investment.

Represented a private-equity-backed manufacturer and distributor in several add-on acquisitions in connection with the execution of a buy-and-build strategy.

Represented owner of a veterinary practice in connection with the sale of assets to a national, private-equity backed buyer.

Represented owner of a management consulting group in its sale to an international strategic buyer.

Represented senior executive in connection with sale and rollover of his minority-ownership stake in the target company and in connection with new employment and executive compensation arrangements with the buyer.

Represented a family office in the refinancing of senior debt, including associated pre-closing restructuring issues.

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

Assisted with an internal reorganization of a provider of telemedicine.

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 Canadian technology company with respect to its investment in a U.S. startup.



Speaking Engagements




Professional Affiliations

Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association, chair of the Market Trends 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, 2019, 2021 and 2023 studies

Richmond Women in M&A, Founder

Association for Corporate Growth, Richmond Chapter

Richmond Bar Association, Board 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 and Lee University 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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