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Graham R. Laub

Partner; Chair, Securities Group; Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Group
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1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7277
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Graham Laub focuses on representing buyers, sellers, and shareholders in all types of mergers and acquisitions (both public and private transactions); representing companies in financing transactions, corporate governance matters for companies and their officers and directors; representing issuers and security holders in offerings of securities; and public reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He regularly advises startup companies, small and mid-size businesses, and larger private and public corporations.

Representative Experience

  • Acquirers of the major Philadelphia daily newspapers
  • Publicly-held bank in reorganizing into a bank holding company and concurrent stock and cash merger with another publicly-held bank holding company
  • Acquirers of over a dozen Friendly's Ice Cream restaurants
  • Selling shareholders in the sale of a customs broker to a private equity portfolio company
  • Private company in a stock and cash merger that created the largest association of independent truck leasing companies in the United States and Canada
  • Stockholders of a fitness company in the recapitalization and partial sale to a private equity fund
  • Buyer of the assets of a window and door manufacturing business from a major private equity firm
  • Fortune 100 company in the sale of its retail fuel delivery division
  • Startup company providing a pay-by-text solution in raising capital from angel investors

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Business Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Chair, Securities Regulation Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Former Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association   
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Philadelphia Region Selection Committee of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Signature Chef Gala, March of Dimes, 2011- present

Speeches & Presentations

  • Co-host, “2015 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Update Webinar,” Securities Regulations Committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, November 17, 2015
  • Co-presenter, Ethical Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Problems Facing In-House Counsel, DELVACCA's Corporate and Securities CLE Institute, Philadelphia, PA, September 4, 2014
  • Presenter, Hot Topics in Cybersecurity, RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute, Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 2014
  • Presenter, SEC Hot Topics: Recent Pennsylvania Cases, Mergers & Acquisitions Panel, RR Donnelley Annual Hot Topics Institute, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2012
  • Presenter, SEC Hot Topics: Matrixx and Other Cases Involving Materiality, RR Donnelley Annual Hot Topics Institute, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2011
  • Speaker, "Financial Fraud CLE Program," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2010
  • Course Planner, "Due Diligence in Business Transactions CLE," Philadelphia Bar Association, 2010
  • Panel moderator, "Public Company Compensation Disclosure Update: An Update on the SEC's Guidance in Response to the 2007 Proxy Season and Issuers' Responses," 2007
  • Faculty member, "Fundamentals of PA Business Corporation Practice," 2007

Professional Recognition

  • Named 2010 Committee Chair of the Year by the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, Order of the Coif, 1997
  • B.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, Jefferson Scholar, Echols Scholar, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997