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DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States

Work Department

Real Estate




Lauren Rico represents private equity funds, insurance companies, commercial banks, developers and other institutional investors in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions.

Lauren’s national real estate practice focuses on acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and interests in real estate; complex single-asset and multi-asset real estate financing transactions and construction loans; the creation of joint ventures for the ownership, development and management of real estate assets; workouts and restructurings; and commercial leasing. She has experience in transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes, including office, multifamily, hotels and resorts, marinas, senior housing/assisted living, manufactured housing, retail and industrial properties.


J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law; B.A., Wake Forest University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

DLA Piper LLP (US) is known for its expansive geographic coverage and its wide ranging real estate capabilities, ranging from high-value capital markets and fund formation, significant developments to zoning and construction work. The firm makes extensive use of its AI platform, Kira, to perform due diligence on leases, contracts and other agreements that need to be reviewed as part of a transaction. Boston-based John Sullivan and Barbara Trachtenberg co-vice chair the practice; both recognized for their expertise in equity, debt, hybrid and joint venture transactions. Cara Nelson spends a significant portion of her practice advising foreign pension funds in complex joint ventures, while Bryan Connolly and Thanos Matthai are sought after by leading developers and investors. All three at in the Boston office. In Washington DC, Frederick Klein, Amy Carbins and associate Lauren Rico represent a diverse client base in complex acquisitions, developments and financings.