Phone: 216.736.7270 Fax: 216.621.6536

Overview

Laura has a track record of success across a wide breadth of legal matters, ranging from real estate transactions and government relations to healthcare law and intellectual property. Her clients have ranged from entrepreneurs and major health systems to mid-market corporations and non-profits. She is prized by her clients for such versatility, as well as her attention to detail in even the most complex of cases.

Laura is a proud Clevelander who returned to her hometown after working in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. Senate advancing business and community development in Ohio. Today she brings that expertise to her work in forging public-private partnerships that are fueling job growth, economic development and community revitalization in Northeast Ohio. That has included her role in creating the successful bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cleveland and a deal to attract a national corporate headquarters to a restored historic building in a revitalized Cleveland neighborhood.

Laura also serves clients with general corporate matters such as mergers and acquisitions, employment law, trusts and estates, real estate financing and protection of intellectual property.

“We take a holistic approach that goes beyond taking a client from point A to point B. We think bigger, and can provide solutions that a client might not have even thought about.” – Laura E. Englehart

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., 2013, magna cum laude
  • Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Master of Public Administration (MPA), 2013, summa cum laude
  • Miami University, B.Phil., 2005, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Civic Involvement

  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • Teaching Volunteer, 3-Rs Program (Rights, Responsibilities, Realities)
  • Cleveland City Club, Member
  • Cleveland Heights Democrats, Former Trustee and Member
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio, Member

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Courts

Awards

  • Federal Bar Association’s 2011 Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Writing and Election Law

Representative Experience

“A year ago the Victory Project was struggling to stay afloat, facing defaults from its lender and tax credit investors. Today, with Dealer Tire, we have secured a grade-A tenant for the next 20 years. We could not have done it without KJK’s counsel and assistance. Facing an impossible task, Jon Pinney and his team came through with more than we could have possibly expected.” 

— Jeff Staats, General Manager, Victory Midtown LLC

  • Served as part of the team that created the winning bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Cleveland, including all legal work for the RNC Host Committee and Destination Cleveland
  • Served as part of a team that negotiated a deal to create a campus for a national corporate headquarters in an historical building in a revitalized Cleveland neighborhood, including all lease contracts, title work, LEED compliance and other real estate transactions
  • Acted as outside general counsel to major hospital systems, nonprofit organizations and three national franchise companies
  • Aided a private equity firm in a $13.5 million acquisition of a supply chain management company
  • Drafted operating documents and provided counsel to a former professional athlete and entrepreneur to protect his intellectual property in the development of a new service
  • Served a nonprofit organization caring for older adults in licensing their proprietary technology and educational programming aimed at improving symptoms of dementia
  • Frequently represents clients in front of public bodies such as city councils, planning commissions and other boards, committees and agencies