Rebekah McCorvey is a member of the Bryan Cave Transactions, Corporate Finance and Securities, and Technology, Entrepreneurial and Commercial Practice practices, as well as the firm’s Health Care Team. Ms. McCorvey advises public and private companies in a wide range of corporate transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and general commercial contractual matters, as well as securities law matters. She regularly represents clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies that operate in a variety of industries, including health care, food and beverage, agriculture, financial services, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods.

With a background in knowledge management and business process improvement, Ms. McCorvey is part of the firm’s technology and innovation incubator (leading legal technology awareness, depth, and expertise for competitive advantage). She also works frequently with non-profits, including counseling on general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. McCorvey is active within the firm, serving on the Atlanta office’s recruiting committee and in leadership and strategic planning roles for the firm’s women’s and LGBTQ affinity groups. She is also active in the community, currently serving on the Atlanta Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign (currently in the role of Co-Chair for the 2018 and 2019 HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction), as part of 2017 class of Georgia’s WIN List’s WIN Leadership Academy, and as a member of the Advisory Council (and a former board member) for Theatrical Outfit, a non-profit theater in downtown Atlanta.

Ms. McCorvey earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia, where she served as Class President and as Executive Articles Editor of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law.  While at Georgia Law, she was an active participant in the Moot Court program (as a quarterfinalist (“Russell 8”) in the Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition, on the Phillip C. Jessup International Law team, on the Legal Ethics and Professionalism team, and as a Pupil of the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court). Ms. McCorvey received Georgia Law’s William King Meadow Award, presented by the faculty and graduating class annually to the graduate who best exemplifies integrity, responsibility, the high standards of the legal profession, and a keen sense of humor necessary to afford a proper human perspective to the resolution of legal problems. She also received the Larry Blount Award, presented by the Black Law Students Association to the graduate who exemplifies leadership, genuine concern for others, academic excellence, and a spirit of advising others when needed on matters of law and life.  Ms. McCorvey also received the National Association of Women Lawyers’ award for outstanding female graduate. Prior to law school, Ms. McCorvey worked at a global full-service law firm, focusing on knowledge management and Lean Six Sigma-based business process improvement.

Representative Experience

Ms. McCorvey has advised clients on numerous significant transactions, including:

  • Initial management buy-out of SavaSeniorCare (October 2013) and renegotiation/restructuring of initial transaction (October 2016).
  • $3.5 billion stock-for-stock acquisition by a publicly traded real estate investment trust in the healthcare industry of a publicly traded healthcare company.
  • Joint venture by a publicly traded real estate investment trust in the healthcare industry to acquire 64 long term care facilities.
  • Spin-off of significant business segment as an independent public company for a publicly-traded consumer goods company
  • International restructuring of a publicly traded domestic insurance company.
  • Negotiation, SEC and corporate governance matters related to private equity activist investor.
  • Sale of an audio-visual production services and event planning company to a publicly traded strategic competitor.
  • Sale of a provider of SaaS-model software solutions (helping local governments manage assets, deploy resources, and become more productive for the benefit of their citizens) to a private equity firm.
  • Leveraged buyout transaction by an investment company of an NYSE-listed medical device company, serving the surgical products and prostate cancer treatment markets.
  • Sale of all Party City franchised operations in North and South Carolina to Party City, Inc.
  • Sale of all Party City franchised operations in Arizona and New Mexico to Party City, Inc.
  • All-stock merger of equals between the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services, including commercial and observational solutions, and a leading global information and technology services company providing clients in the healthcare industry with end-to-end solutions to measure and improve their performance.