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  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 2013, cum laude; Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review
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  • Alabama, 2014
  • Louisiana, 2013
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Lauren De Witt
Associate
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2028 tel
225.248.3028 fax

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Lauren De Witt is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and practices from the firm's Baton Rouge office. Her practice focuses primarily on public finance transactions, for which she frequently assists as bond counsel to various local governmental issuers, including municipalities, special districts, port districts, and other political subdivisions, as well as state-level issuers, including the Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority, the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority, the Louisiana Correctional Facilities Corporation, the Office Facilities Corporation, and the Boards governing the University of Louisiana System and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Ms. De Witt also assists as underwriters’ counsel to national and regional investment banking firms and also has experience assisting as bank counsel, issuer’s counsel, and trustee counsel.

Ms. De Witt’s experience includes a broad range of different types of municipal securities issues, including general obligation bonds, special revenue and lease revenue bonds, tax increment financing bonds, special assessment bonds, and certificates of participation. She also has experience with the creation of special districts to aid with the financing of economic development projects, negotiating and drafting payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreements and other types of tax sharing arrangements, drafting legislation, and counseling clients with respect to pending legislation.

Ms. De Witt received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While in law school, she served as Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and was awarded the Outstanding Associate Editor Award in 2013. She received her bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the College of Charleston, where she graduated cum laude in 2010. 

Memberships

    Civic and Charitable

    • Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Inc. (Member, Board of Directors, 2016 to date)
    • Junior League (Patient Activity Days Committee Member, 2014-2015; Entre Nous Writer, 2015-2016; River Road Recipes Blog Administrator 2016 to date; River Road Recipes Steering Committee 2016 to date; Active Member, 2015 to date; Provisional Member, 2014-2015)
    • Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre Guild (Member, 2016 to date)
    • Louisiana Art & Science Museum (2016 Gala Host Committee Member)

    Professional

    • Alabama State Bar (2014 to date)
    • American Bar Association (2013 to date)
    • Baton Rouge Bar Association (2013 to date)
    • Louisiana State Bar Association (2013 to date)
    • National Association of Bond Lawyers (2013 to date)