Lauren Giovanna Sepulveda joined Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend, LLP in 2020 and practices in the firm’s Energy Storage, Renewable Energy and Commercial Real Estate practice groups. She has experience working on commercial real estate transactions, and on the real estate and regulatory aspects of utility-scale wind, solar and battery energy storage projects. Lauren has counseled buyers, sellers and developers on the acquisition, construction, financing, development and leasing of raw land and existing projects. She regularly conducts title and survey review and drafts land control documents. Lauren also guides clients through the regulatory process for renewable energy projects within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. She assists clients with obtaining regulatory permits and navigating compliance requirements of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and ERCOT, as well as permitting requirements at the county and municipal levels. Her practice is informed by her previous experience as a legal intern for ERCOT.
Lauren graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communication and Information Sciences with distinctions in the University Honors Program and the International Honors Program from the University of Alabama; she also spent a semester studying Italian language and art history in Rome, Italy. Lauren worked as a journalist before serving as a paralegal for a law firm in New York. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2018. During her time in law school, she was a staff editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. Lauren is licensed to practice law in Texas.