Lauren A. Taylor is a Partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Private Client Services Practice Group.

Lauren focuses her practice in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates, and has experience with the following:

  • estate planning and the preparation of revocable and irrevocable trusts,
  • estate, trust, and probate administration,
  • estate and trust litigation,
  • trust modification and termination,
  • federal estate and gift taxation,
  • private foundations and other tax exempt organizations,
  • pre-marital and post-marital agreements, and
  • business succession planning.

Lauren has also represented public and private companies and individuals in a broad range of matters, including business, real estate, and employment litigation in state and federal courts and on appeal. Before entering private practice, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Jenkins of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While in law school, Lauren served as an editor of the Florida Law Review and was a member of Florida Blue Key. She has been cited in the Trust & Estates Florida Bar treatises, Practice Under the Florida Probate Code and Litigation Under the Florida Probate Code.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    • Florida Law Review, Research Editor and Notes and Comments Editor
    • Book Awards in Legal Drafting and Income Tax of Estates and Trusts
    • Florida Blue Key
    • Volunteer, Tax Preparer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
    • Volunteer, Three Rivers Legal Services, Pro Se Family Law Clinic
  • University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, B.S.B.A., Finance, 2008
    • Warrington Finance Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Florida state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional and Civic

  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
  • Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2017
    • Alumni Committee
  • Board Member, After-School All-Stars Tampa Bay
    • Committee Chair, A-Club Committee
    • Member, Corporate Challenge Committee
  • Volunteer, Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2016-present
  • Volunteer, Hillsborough County Bar Association's Wills for Heroes, December 2015-present
  • Member, Junior League of Tampa, 2012-2014
  • Advocacy Chair, Relay for Life South Tampa, 2012-2013

News & Insights

News & Speaking Engagements

Accolades

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Estate & Probate, 2019

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