Mr. Laughlin has an extensive background in corporate organization, finance, and acquisitions, including:
- Structuring; and
- Closing debt and equity financings with large commercial banks, financial institutions, and venture capital lenders, necessary to support such acquisitions and capitalization of the acquiring companies.
In this capacity, Mr. Laughlin has participated in structuring and placing significant equity and debt financing using, among other devices, preferred or convertible preferred shares or warrants, frequently to support subordinated mezzanine financing, evidenced by either or both secured or unsecured promissory notes. Also, he has negotiated and closed loan agreements and stock and asset purchase agreements for the acquisition and disposition of operating companies.
Mr. Laughlin also has extensive experience in:
- Commercial litigation regarding securities;
- Corporate finance; and
- Financial institutions.
Since graduating from the University of Virginia’s law school, where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review, Mr. Laughlin first served as law clerk to the Honorable Armistead Dobie, Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Thereafter, he has practiced in Richmond participating in many professional and civic organizations and activities. He has lectured on commercial law and antitrust matters and has served on many professional committees of the organized bar.