Biography

Working with Farella's Private Client, Exempt-Organizations lawyers, Lauren Jensen enjoys helping philanthropists and nonprofits make the world a better place. She assists these clients and attorneys with all stages of the nonprofit life-cycle, including formation, federal and state tax-exempt status, ongoing compliance, re-organization, merger and termination, as well as support regarding gifts and related LLC and trust entities. She also assists a broader range of attorneys with general corporate, and real estate status and transactions, including purchase and sale projects, mergers, and multi-state reorganizations.

Lauren has also worked as a litigation paralegal, supporting attorneys and their clients through complex, regulatory, mediation, and appellate matters in a variety of legal fields. She organized and coordinated a complex and multi-jurisdictional banking litigation matters, from inception through trial for a team of attorneys and paralegals, and served as lead paralegal at federal and state trials. She set up and managed a firm calendaring program for all 58 California counties, other state courts and numerous federal jurisdictions.

Lauren serves as a mentor to new paralegals and Diversity Pipeline Interns. She volunteers as a judge with Bay Area Urban Debate League and is active in the San Francisco Paralegal Association pro bono committee.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • San Francisco Paralegal Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco, Paralegal Section

Firm Highlights

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Perspectives on Virtual Proceedings: ADR & Claims Resolution in a COVID World

Erica Villanueva will be speaking at the 2021 Virtual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar on "Perspectives on Virtual Proceedings: ADR & Claims Resolution in a COVID World."

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ACGSF: The Facts on SPACs

Drew Goodwin is a panelist at the ACG San Francisco live webinar, "The Facts on SPACs." Details: Join us for a discussion on special purpose acquisition companies. How are they raised, who invests; how...

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How Mentorship Advances the Careers of Diverse Lawyers

Buzz Hines and Kelly Matayoshi are panelists at this ABA Section of Litigation Judicial Internship Opportunity virtual program co-sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion, LGBT Law & Litigator, Minority Trial Lawyer, and Woman Advocate...

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17 Firms Join Crowell in Seeking Trump's Removal

Farella is among 17 law firms joining Crowell & Moring in sending a joint letter to Vice President Mike Pence to call for President Donald Trump’s immediate removal from office and to urge Pence to invoke the 25th...

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New Year, New CMS Price Transparency Rule For Hospitals

Transparency in health care pricing can help patients make informed decisions, increase competition, and drive down the cost of health care. Accordingly, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has promulgated a new...

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Bankruptcy Provisions in COVID Relief Legislation Impacting PPP Loans, Commercial Leases and Preference Claims

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching on into another year, businesses continue to experience adverse effects. Bankruptcy filings, especially among retailers, were higher than average in 2020, and it is likely that more companies large...

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Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner

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Cannabis Industry, Including CBD Products, Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements

Updated Proposition 65 warning requirements for cannabis products came into effect on January 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone offering for sale cannabis products in California—including hemp-derived CBD products—must provide an appropriate warning...

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What to Do When Commercial Leases End Up in Bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many businesses to close, leaving landlords in the lurch. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake up the nation’s economy. Long-standing companies such as JC Penney, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Modell’s...

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Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast

Evan Abrams spoke to the San Francisco Business Times for the article "Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast."  In the article, Evan said, “If you really want to do anything...

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