Bradley is pleased to announce that Lauren G. Raines has joined the firm’s Tampa office as a partner in the Banking and Financial Services and Real Estate practice groups.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Lauren to our Tampa office,” said Bradley Tampa Office Managing Partner R. Craig Mayfield. “By combining her transactional practice in commercial lending with her track record and experience in litigation, Lauren is well positioned to help our clients maximize opportunities for business success in diverse financial and real estate matters. She is a great addition to our firm.”
Ms. Raines handles commercial lending transactional matters as well as financial services litigation. Her litigation work has involved commercial and consumer mortgage foreclosure trials for banks and mortgage servicers across Florida. She also has experience handling lender liability claims, usury actions, lien priority claims, fraudulent transfer claims, and violations of federal and Florida consumer protection statutes. In her commercial lending transactional practice, Ms. Raines handles construction loans; loans secured by retail centers, industrial facilities and multi-family housing; and asset-based loans. She also handles loan assumptions, defeasances, loan workouts, debt restructurings and forbearances, and she regularly advises clients on Florida documentary stamp tax issues related to complex lending transactions.
Prior to joining Bradley, Ms. Raines was a partner with Quarles & Brady LLP.
Ms. Raines received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University and her Master of Laws from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from the University of Florida.
Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services attorneys represent a broad range of banks, lenders, and financial services institutions across the United States, providing counsel on a broad spectrum of legal issues, including regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, risk assessments, audit and exam support, business transactions, litigation, and multi-state settlements. The group’s attorneys also maintain leadership positions with numerous prominent professional organizations including the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Mortgage Bankers Association, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, AllRegs, and American Financial Services Association.
The attorneys in Bradley’s Real Estate Practice Group are deeply embedded in the real estate industry and serve every sector of the market, including acquisitions, financing, lending, leasing, construction, regulatory, tax, and other matters.