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Lauren Eells is an Associate in our General Commercial practice group. Lauren primarily works with closely held businesses and focuses on various commercial transactions, structuring and implementing tax credit financings (both state and federal), helping businesses obtain intellectual property protection, and assisting individuals with estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Lauren worked in-house at SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. in Richmond.

  • Identical twin boys
  • Years practicing at Gentry Locke
  • National parks to visit with my husband & sons
  • What do you most enjoy about your work at Gentry Locke?

    I am relationship-oriented. In my commercial practice, I am able to work with clients over the long term, which allows me the opportunity to really get to know them and serve their needs based on a mutual trust and understanding.

  • What advice would you share with people?

    Expect the unexpected and make it work!


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. 2010


  • Assists companies with formation, organization and corporate transactions
  • Represents both buyers and sellers of corporate transactions
  • Assists individuals with estate planning and administration
  • Drafts various trust documents related to estate planning
  • Assists closely-held businesses in the transfer of ownership
  • Assists companies in developing and implementing plans of liquidation
  • Conducts legal research in the areas of corporate, estate and gift taxation


  • Board of Directors, Conflict Resolution Center (2012)
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, The Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Women Attorneys Association