Wayne State University Law School
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
All Michigan state courts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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. In addition, she assists Varnum’s White Collar Defense Practice Team with internal investigations.
For the past three years, Lauren has been named by Best Lawyers® as one of the “Ones to Watch,” a designation given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.
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.
Lead associate on multi-property acquisition of 500,000+ square feet of medical office space and related structuring of real estate investment fund exceeding $194 million in value.
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.
Honors and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Construction and Real Estate Law, since 2021
Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, since 2020
Detroit Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Northville Community Foundation, Board