Lisa S. Lauer


Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Lisa counsels 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; 144A placements and subsequent registered exchange offers; 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 corporate governance. Lisa is skilled at drafting, analyzing and negotiating all types of commercial contracts and complex agreements.

Lisa also provides legal advice to several non-profit organizations.

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.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2004)
  • Wayne State University, Bachelor of Science summa cum laude (1999)

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Awards and Honors

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

Community Activities

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.
  • (McDonald Hopkins PLC)
    39533 Woodward Avenue
    Suite 318
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304