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Real Estate Attorney

Lauren is a member of Varnum's Real Estate Practice Team. She regularly counsels clients on the acquisition, financing, sale and leasing of commercial property, including retail shopping centers, and office and industrial buildings. Lauren also has significant experience representing clients in the sale and acquisition of medical office buildings, as well as the subsequent leasing of medical office space to physician groups, hospitals and medical practices. Her clients range from large, multimillion dollar companies to startup entrepreneurs, and she represents both landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers.

Lauren also supports Varnum's Construction Law Team by reviewing and advising clients on contractual matters, construction liens and litigation. In addition, she assists Varnum's White Collar Defense Practice Team with internal investigations.

Prior to entering private practice, Lauren was a researcher for a public records and investigative research firm where she honed her ability to thoroughly and efficiently investigate complex issues related to title and survey. She also formerly served as a legislative intern for the Michigan House of Representatives. While in law school, Lauren was a member of the first place team of the Arthur Neef Moot Court Finals, and was a quarterfinalist in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition, one of the country's most prestigious competitions.

For more information, please contact Lauren Potocsky at 248/567-7813 or lepotocsky@varnumlaw.com

Experience

Experience

Lead associate on acquisition and financing of 90,000 square foot medical office building with value in excess of $27 million including subsequent leasing of the medical office space.

Lead associate on acquisition and financing of 55,000 square foot medical office building with value in excess of $16 million including subsequent leasing of the medical office space.

Member of the team assembled by the Independent Monitor by the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee General Motors' compliance with its obligations under the Deferred Prosecution Agreement stemming from its recall of defective ignition switches.

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

Detroit Bar Association

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

News & Publications

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 2017
Order of the Coif
Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Law Review

Michigan State University, James Madison College
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., with honors, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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