Lauren C. Bellerjeau

Lauren C. Bellerjeau

Education

University of Richmond (B.A., 2003)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2006)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
District of Columbia

Ms. Bellerjeau is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice.  She advises on corporate, securities and finance matters, with a particular focus on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, internal restructuring, joint ventures, complex commercial transactions and general corporate governance matters.

Ms. Bellerjeau’s experience includes representing both buy-side and sell-side clients with respect to merger transactions, equity and asset purchases and sales and joint venture arrangements, advising clients on SEC compliance and other corporate governance matters and counseling companies on internal asset and entity restructurings, particularly prior to a public offering or equity investment by a third party. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including industrial and consumer goods, aerospace, government contracting, technology, life sciences, financial services and manufacturing.

Ms. Bellerjeau has also regularly counseled real estate investment trusts and other companies with significant real estate holdings on the acquisition and disposition of large portfolios of real estate assets and their related management and services businesses, entry into strategic investments and complex structuring matters. She was named a Rising Star for M&A by Law360 in 2017, and an Emerging M&A Leader – Legal by The M&A Advisor in 2016. She has also been recognized by Legal 500 US 2016-2017 for Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Ms. Bellerjeau joined Morrison & Foerster in 2015 from Hogan Lovells, where she served as a partner in the corporate transactional group.

Representative Transactions (Includes Prior Law Firm Experience)

  • Representation of General Electric Capital Corp. in its $23 billion divestiture of its commercial real estate business to affiliates of The Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo, N.A.
  • Representation of various investment banks in the $2.3 billion IPO of Paramount Group, Inc.
  • Representation of Equity Residential in its $16 billion acquisition of Archstone Enterprise LP from Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc.
  • Representation of PPG Industries, Inc. in connection with several acquisitions of private companies.
  • Representation of Lockheed Martin Corporation in several acquisitions of private companies in the government contracting industry, including the acquisition of CDL Systems Ltd., Gyrocam Systems, LLC, Universal System & Technology Inc. and QTC Holdings, Inc.; and the divestiture of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Enterprise Integration Group business.
  • Representation of GE Healthcare in its acquisition of Thermo Fisher’s cell culture, gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses for approximately $1.06 billion.
  • Representation of Playa Hotels & Resorts, B.V. in a series of real estate property and management related transactions.
  • Representation of Eola Capital in its $462 million sales of its property management business and six office properties to Parkway Properties, Inc. and Parkway Properties Office Fund II, LP.
  • Representation of a private real estate company in its restructuring transactions prior to a private equity investment and refinanced credit facility and in contemplation of a future initial public offering.
  • Representation of Avanade, Inc., a joint venture between Microsoft Corporation and Accenture plc, in its acquisition of the U.S. CRM business of Ascentium Corporation.
  • Representation of Helsinn Healthcare S.A., a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, and its U.S.-based subsidiary Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.) Inc., in connection with a development and co-promotion arrangement with Eisai Inc. for the commercialization of combination drug products in the U.S.
  • Representation of MGI Pharma, Inc. in its acquisition through a $4 billion cash tender offer by Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • Representation of Black & Decker Corporation in its stock-for-stock merger with Stanley Works.
  • Representation of a Canadian automotive parts manufacturing company in connection with the acquisition of assets in the United States.
  • Representation of a public company in the financial services industry with respect to securities compliance, shareholder relations, shelf takedowns, dividend reinvestment arrangements and general corporate governance and equity matters.
  • Representation of a private company with respect to its formation, re-incorporation, option plan adoption, preferred stock offering and general corporate governance matters.

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