- Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2011, Order of the Coif
- Vanderbilt Law Review, Articles Editor, 2010-2011
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 2008, magna cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Lauren is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of probate and tax group. Her practice focuses on federal taxation.
Immediately prior to joining Vorys, Lauren spent two years serving as legal counsel and vice president of strategic development at a small health care technology company, with an emphasis on transactional matters. Prior to her time in this role, she worked as a Vorys associate in the commercial and real estate group. Lauren has experience working with clients across several industries—including technology, retail, automotive, oil and gas, and financial services—assisting in the structure, negotiation, and documentation of commercial transactions. She has additional experience working within the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights subgroup at Vorys, with success in prosecuting and defending fraudulent and other voidable transactions.
Lauren is a member of the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations. She received her J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She also served as the articles editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and the executive problem editor of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from The Ohio State University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional and Community Activities
- Board of Trustees for Worthington Libraries, Member, January 2016-Present
- 9/4/2019Vorys recently advised Worthington Industries, Inc. and two of its European subsidiaries in their €91.7 million private placement offering of senior notes.
- 11/14/2018Vorys recently advised Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) connection with its acquisition of Omni Air International, a Tulsa-based services carrier.
- 7/28/2017Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP recently advised Worthington Industries, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $200 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.300% Notes due 2032.
- 11/13/2019On November 13, 2019, the Vorys Cleveland office hosted a program titled, “Tax Strategies for Real Estate Transactions,” in conjunction with Madison Commercial Real Estate Services.
- 10/16/2019The Vorys benefits team hosted the inaugural Vorys Benefits Conferences in Cincinnati on September 11, 2019 and in Columbus on October 16, 2019. These conferences were designed and developed specifically for in-house benefits professionals.
- 2/22/2018Vorys attorneys Joseph Mann and Lauren Fromme presented at the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association meeting on February 22, 2018.
- 1/30/2020On December 19, 2019, two years after the federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program was enacted, the Treasury Department released final regulations providing guidance on how to apply the rules under this program.
- 1/21/2020As part of general federal tax reform in 2017, Congress enacted a provision that required tax-exempt organizations to pay tax on certain amounts paid or incurred for employee parking (the Parking Tax).
- 11/13/2019Time is running out to clearly maximize the tax benefits available under the qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) program.
- 1/2/2019Client Alert: New IRS Guidance Addresses the Tax Cost of Providing Parking to Employees, Even for Tax-Exempt EmployersStarting in 2018, an employer is no longer able to deduct the expense associated with “any parking” provided to employees on or near the workplace.
- 4/16/2018Family office investment vehicles often are organized as limited partnerships or LLCs treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes.
- 4/11/2018Client Alert: Carried Interests and Investment Management Fees: Certain Tax Reform Changes for Fund ManagersFamily office investment vehicles often are organized as limited partnerships or LLCs treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes.
- 1/5/2018Beginning in 2018, an individual taxpayer generally may deduct 20% of his or her share of “qualified business income” from a U.S. trade or business operated through a partnership (including an LLC treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes), S corporation, or sole proprietorship (including an LLC treated as a disregarded entity for federal income tax purposes) (the QBI Deduction).
- 1/2/2018The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law on December 22.
- 12/29/2017The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law on December 22. The Act brings about immediate, sweeping changes to the federal income tax laws, affecting businesses and business owners across all industries. Most provisions of the Act are effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. Certain provisions, however, are retroactive to September or November of 2017.
- 7/6/2017Last Fall, Ohio joined several other states in enacting legislation that permits high net worth families to form their own family trust company, commonly referred to as a private trust company (PTC).