Laurence V. Parker, Jr. is the chair of our Mergers and Acquisitions Group and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies and strategic, private equity buyers and sellers. Larry has led M&A transactions for clients in multiple industries, including banking & financial services, government contracting, petroleum distribution and marketing, insurance and insurance brokerages and software & technology.
In addition, Larry works with growth companies across these and other industries seeking to expand their businesses; raise angel, venture or other private capital; and enter into exit transactions. He also provides general business counsel and counsel on corporate governance to clients.
Larry provides compliance advice and assistance to registered investment advisors and broker-dealers. Finally, Larry provides counsel to manufacturing, distribution, retail and e-commerce companies on significant sales, license, distribution, fulfillment and manufacturing agreements.
Larry is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association. Larry is a former member of the board of directors of the Innsbrook Rotary Club and a former member of the board of directors for the Venture Forum. From 2015-2016, Larry taught mergers and acquisitions at the University of Richmond School of Law as an adjunct professor.
Before joining Williams Mullen, Larry was a logistics officer with the U.S. Marine Corps in Camp Pendleton, Calif. Larry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Richmond, where he was a member of the McNeill Law Society and editor-in-chief of the University of Richmond Law Review.
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