Lauren White


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2009, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Texas Tech Law Review

M.S., Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, 2009

B.A., St. Edward's University, 2005, summa cum laude, valedictorian




Lauren White is a member of the Investment Management and Tax Practice Groups in the Dallas office. She advises a wide-range of businesses regarding business planning and tax issues from initial formation and operation to disposition. She has experience working with partnerships, limited liability companies, private and publicly held corporations, and individual investors. She assists clients in structuring and forming new business ventures and provides ongoing governance and operational advice to joint ventures, operating companies, investment funds, family offices, and other businesses. Lauren also advises clients on a broad range of federal and state tax matters. She received her bachelor’s degree from St. Edward's University, her master’s degree from Texas Tech University, and her juris doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Lauren has assisted clients with various matters, including the formation, operation and dissolution of closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; formation of compliant healthcare structures for physicians and chiropractors, including non-profit health organizations (formerly known as "5.01(a) organizations") and accountable care organizations; federal and state income tax matters for various business entities, including advising on tax aspects of taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and dispositions; state and local tax matters for various business entities and individuals; and state tax controversies, including audits and examinations.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a product development, custom designer, and manufacturer of medical-related containers and packaging solutions company in the sale of a majority of its equity.
  • Represented a private investment fund in an investment in and roll-up of industry-leading steel processing and warehousing services companies.
  • Represented Credera Enterprises Company, a leading digital consulting firm, in the partial equity sale to Omnicom Group.
  • Represented a movie exhibitor through an organizational restructuring and a subsequent minority sale of its equity interests.
  • Represented lead investor in its investment in a leading global security services company.
  • Advised a large investment fund in a DrillCo drilling partnership with a private exploration and production company, to jointly develop up to approximately $250 million of prospective opportunities in the Northern Delaware Basin.
  • Represented Juniper Capital Management in a simultaneous investment and roll-up of two industry-leading sewer rehabilitation companies.
  • Represented Premier One Emergency Centers, LLC d/b/a Family 24-Hour ER + Urgent Care, LLC in the acquisition of Texas Emergency Care Centers and ER Centers of America, along with the debt financing and private securities offerings related thereto.
  • Represented a private client in connection with a joint venture related to small-scale LNG liquefaction technology and LNG plant development and operation.
  • Represented High Roller Wells in connection with $239 million sale of Oilfield Water Lines LP to NGL Energy Partners LP.
  • Represented NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. in its acquired control of the John Hancock Center in Chicago after buying $218 million of loans.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Medicare ACOs: Business Planning and Structural Considerations," co-presenter, Dallas Bar Association, Health Law Section, June 2013.
  • "Annual Review of Litigation, Chapter 3: Appellate Practice," contributor, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, April 2011.

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