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Overview

Lauren’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, and on the corporate, real estate and regulatory aspects of renewable energy projects.

She counsels buyers, sellers and developers on all aspects of their projects, providing intensive due diligence before a property is acquired as well as counseling on the acquisition, construction, financing, development and leasing of raw land and existing projects. Lauren has experience working on the development and acquisition of wind and solar projects, as well as traditional commercial real estate deals.

Lauren also guides clients through the regulatory process for renewable energy projects, working to obtain regulatory permits within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region, and providing research and analysis for clients on Texas regulatory frameworks. Her practice is informed by her previous experience as a legal intern for ERCOT.

Additionally, she provides research and analysis for clients on privacy and data security, particularly concerning the electric grid and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren served as a corporate immigration paralegal for a law firm in New York, as a student attorney ad litem for the University of Texas School of Law’s Children’s Rights Clinic and as a law clerk for the Texas Association of School Boards. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and as an editorial assistant for a website, and has written for the University of Alabama’s Alabama Alumni Magazine.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
    • Dean's Fellow
    • Pro Bono Honors
    • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Staff Editor
  • B.A., University of Alabama
    • Communication and Information Sciences
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
Outside the Office

Lauren enjoys traveling, lifting weights, yoga and running. She also likes reading for her book club, trying new restaurants, and visiting Texas vineyards. She is currently attempting to master the art of cooking. Most importantly, Lauren likes to spend quality time with her dog, Lulu.