Laura Kobes
CPA, CFE, Managing Director, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution Services

Based in Virginia, Laura brings expertise as a transaction forensics leader focused on M&A-related due diligence, integrity diligence, disputes, representation and warranty claims, expert witness services, and complex litigation support for a variety of industries including private equity, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and cannabis. She is responsible for leading and growing the firm’s dedicated Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) Advisory practice, as well as focusing on M&A dispute capabilities both as the neutral arbitrator and as an advisor to buyers and sellers. Her experience in transaction forensics, investigations, and compliance includes providing industry-leading service advising clients on deal pricing mechanisms and accounting- and financial-related aspects of SPAs, from pre-deal commercial negotiation advice to post-closing completion accounts and disputes.

She has served as both the neutral arbitrator and as a consulting expert assisting companies resolve complex post-acquisition disputes related to the application of US and foreign GAAP and accounting and finance provisions of contracts. Laura has also conducted investigations into a variety of complex matters such as code of conduct violations, financial irregularities, procurement fraud, whistleblower complaints, and bribery and corruption allegations (including the FCPA).

Before joining CohnReznick, Laura was a leader in the Transaction Forensics practice for a Big 4 firm.


BS, Commerce (Accounting Concentration), The University of Virginia - McIntire School of Business


Certified Public Accountant, Virginia and the District of Columbia

Certified Fraud Examiner


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Kobes joins CohnReznick as Managing Director, Value360 – Transactional Advisory

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