Lauren Estevez



Lauren advises clients on licensing applications, conditional use permits, and compliance with the thousands of regulations introduced by state and local governments this year. She brings experience advising Global 500 clients in technology, life sciences, and banking to Margolin & Lawrence. Lauren combines legal expertise with unparalleled project management skills to provide the highest level of service to our clients. She has a depth of experience managing cross-functional teams toward a common goal, and at M&L this includes consultants, architects, security experts, and environmental advisers who are essential to licensing projects. 

Prior to Margolin & Lawrence, Lauren managed a multi-million dollar book of business, grew revenues at a rate of 40% YoY, and managed over fifty high-profile engagements in areas including M&A, clinical trials, and commercial contracts at Axiom. She also worked at Linklaters in London and New York in the Capital Markets and Banking groups. There, Lauren worked on an IPO, conducted due diligence for international transactions, and wrote briefings on the JOBS Act. Prior to law school, Lauren worked at a white-collar criminal defense firm in New York that advises clients subject to Federal investigations and inquiries. 

Lauren has successfully advised numerous clients through the local licensing process in jurisdictions across California. At M&L, clients appreciate Lauren’s thorough and results-oriented approach to cannabis licensing and business law advising. Lauren works with clients at all stages, from conception to successful business. 


Harvard Law School

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Primary Editor, Harvard Human Rights Journal

Dean’s Scholar Prize, International Dispute Resolution

Williams College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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