Lauren is a commercial real estate lawyer with over 30 years of practice representing builders, developers, investors, landlords and tenants. Lauren has served as general counsel for a prominent multi-family developer, the Northern California division of a publicly-traded homebuilder and a real estate investment fund. These in-house roles, combined with her years of large law firm practice, influence Lauren’s disciplined, yet business-minded and practical approach to solving problems.

Lauren handles a broad range of real estate transactions including the purchase and sale of improved and unimproved real property, the formation and structuring of joint venture relationships, ground leases, construction contracts, secured lending, and commercial leasing.

Key Areas

  • Land acquisition and disposition
  • Project finance
  • Joint ventures
  • Construction
  • Commercial leasing
  • Risk mitigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Government compliance

Experience & Affiliations

Representative Matters

  • Represent assemblage of landowners in connection with the sale/ground lease option for a biotech redevelopment project in South San Francisco.
  • Represent hotel owner in connection with the negotiation of a ground lease for a multi-family redevelopment project on the Peninsula.
  • Represent prominent San Francisco landlord in leasing commercial portofolio.
  • Represent residential developer on acquisition of 100+ acre acquisition for redevelopment.
  • Represent multi-unit grocery store operator on leasing and other real estate requirements.
  • Represented developer in the negotiation of a $50 million construction loan for a mixed-use hotel project in Oakland.
  • Represented multi-family developer in the negotiation of several complex joint venture relationships with institutions and private investors valued at well over $500M for multi-family projects on the Peninsula, including a 25 acre, multi-phased, broken mixes used tri-party project in Sunnyvale.
  • Represented multi-family developer in the negotiation of several construction and permanent loans valued over $125 million.
  • Represented publicly-traded homebuilder in the acquisition of over 2000 lots and condominium units in more than 20 communities.
  • Represented publicly-traded homebuilder in the acquisition of land and development rights under a DDA for a 109 mixed-use condominium project in San Carlos.
  • Represented real estate investment fund in the formation and launch of 5 funds with aggregate commitment of more than $2 billion in which CalPERS and CalSTRS were the largest investors.
  • Represented tenants in the negotiation of over 200 office, industrial, R&D and build-to-suit leases.

Professional Organizations

  • ULI Urban Plan, Vice Chair
  • State Bar of California

Civic and Charitable

  • HIP Housing, Member of Board and Executive Committee
  • Hillsborough Schools Foundation, Former Board Member
  • Pied Piper Players, Former Board Member
  • Page Mill YMCA, Former Board Member