Lauren M. Gentry
Lauren provides counsel to special taxing districts on matters relating to contracts, real property, public procurement, open meetings, construction, and financing.
Her prior experience includes working as a federal judicial clerk in the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with friends and family.
- Florida State University College of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude (Order of the Coif; FSU Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor; Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, Staff Member)
- Durham University, M.A., International Cultural Heritage Management, with Distinction (Intern, Historic England Planning Department and Legal Team)
- Auburn University, B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude (Phi Beta Kappa)
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- Florida Bar Association, Section on City, County and Local Government Law
- Florida Building Commission, Electrical Technical Advisory Committee, member
- Florida Building Commission, Education Technical Advisory Committee, former member
- Tallahassee Women Lawyers.
- Previously served on a variety of local, state and national committees dealing with construction regulation, education, and licensing including National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Technology Committee.
- Volunteer work with local museums and cultural institutions
- Represents special districts in matters relating to contracting, real property, public procurement, ethics, finance, and construction.
- Former judicial clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Patricia D. Barksdale (2015-2017).
- Former intern to Historic England’s Planning Department and Legal Team (2018). In this role, Lauren worked with Historic England staff to create a database of planning board appeal decisions involving historic properties and advise local governments, property owners, and developers on planning and permitting requirements.
- Issuer’s Counsel
- Special Taxing Districts