Lauren Giovanna Sepulveda joined Stahl, Davies, Sewell, Chavarria & Friend, LLP in 2020. She practices in the firm’s Renewable Energy and Commercial Real Estate practice groups. Lauren has experience working on commercial real estate transactions, and on the real estate and regulatory aspects of wind and solar deals. She has counseled buyers, sellers and developers on the acquisition, construction, financing, development and leasing of raw land and existing projects. Lauren has also guided clients through the regulatory process for renewable energy projects, working to obtain regulatory permits within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region. 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 an immigration law 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, and is licensed to practice law only in Texas. During her time in law school, Lauren served as a student attorney ad litem for the University of Texas School of Law’s Children’s Rights Clinic, and as a law clerk for the Texas Association of School Boards. She was also a Dean’s Fellow, a member of the Women’s Law Caucus, and a staff editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law.