Lisa Lauer
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EMAIL llauer@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 248.220.1340


Lisa provides corporate and business counseling to a variety of businesses, business owners and investors in a wide array of industries. She is experienced in a broad range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions; dispositions; joint ventures and restructurings; public and private securities issuances and filings; private equity investments; corporate finance deals; tender offers; and going-private transactions. In addition, Lisa provides general corporate counseling to clients and assists on matters involving entity formation and organization, compliance issues and succession planning. She also advises companies, boards, and management teams on strategic, corporate and governance matters.  Lisa is skilled at drafting, analyzing and negotiating all types of commercial contracts and complex agreements. Lisa combines legal experience with business advice to provide exceptional results to clients. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Lisa was an attorney with an AmLaw 100 Firm. While attending the University of Michigan Law School, Lisa served as Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law and as a student attorney with the Child Advocacy Law Clinic. Prior to attending law school, Lisa worked in several disciplines for a Big 3 auto supplier.

Lisa earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004. She received a B.S., summa cum laude, from Wayne State University in 1999.  

Industry Experience

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Billing & coding
  • Consumer products 
  • Consulting
  • Distribution
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance

  • Medical recordkeeping
  • Media & entertainment
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Packaging
  • Real estate 
  • Retail 
  • Rubber
  • Software 
  • Stamping


Admissions - State

  • Michigan
  • Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Wayne State University

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars (2012-2014)

Public Service and Volunteerism

Lisa has volunteered with numerous Detroit-area and Chicago-area organizations providing support to urban development projects, mentoring of at-risk youth, and survivors of Domestic abuse.