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  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    JD, cum laude, 2013
    Associate Editor, Cumberland Law Review

  • College of Charleston
    BS, Accounting, cum laude, 2010
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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 Corporate Practice Group. She focuses on public finance and economic development matters.

Lauren advises clients on public finance transactions, frequently assisting as bond counsel to various local governmental issuers such as municipalities, special districts, port districts, and other political subdivisions. She also represents 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. Lauren regularly serves as underwriters’ counsel to national and regional investment banking firms and has experience assisting as bank counsel, issuer’s counsel, and trustee counsel.

Lauren handles a broad range 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.

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  • Alabama State Bar
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers