Laura combines her legal expertise with experience as an insurance executive and business owner to offer insights on clients’ business transactions. Her commercial law practice focuses on the legal, strategic, and practical matters of running a successful business. Laura also has a practice focus on art law; she advises artists, art collectors, and museums on the legal and business aspects of their creative endeavors.
As CEO and owner of Eidson Insurance, Laura was involved in strategic planning, contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources. In 2012 she negotiated the sale of her company to Marsh & McLennan Agency, a global leader in the insurance industry; she was retained as regional president.
Laura formerly clerked at the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida, where she researched a wide range of commercial matters. She studied art law with Christie’s Education, the New York State Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. Laura is an art collector and a patron of artists and arts organizations. She is a member of the National Arts Club in New York.
A native of Central Florida, Laura has long been a leader in the community. She is a founder of and past board president for the Foundation for Foster Children and serves on the board of the Committee of 100. She is past president of Florida Executive Women, Howard Philips Center for Children and Families Community Leadership Council, and the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Central Florida.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Laura is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Education & Professional Background
Laura graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Coif honor society. She was an editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and received the book award for earning the highest grade in Criminal Law. She studied comparative law at the University of Oxford, England. Laura served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp for three years. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in political offices in Washington D.C. and Tallahassee.