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Lauren Keenan Rote

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Education

Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2010

James Madison University, B.B.A., 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2011
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Lauren Keenan Rote is a shareholder of the firm and focuses her practice on land use and zoning law, estate planning and estate administration, as well as general real estate and business matters.

As an estate planning attorney, Lauren assists clients in determining their estate planning needs and drafts documents tailored to their specific needs. She has experience preparing a wide range of estate planning documents including: wills, revocable trusts, special needs trusts, durable general powers of attorneys, advance directive/health care powers of attorneys, estate settlements and deeds transferring ownership of real property.  She also works with businesses to assist with their succession planning, drafting of operating agreements for LLCs and assignments of LLC interests into trusts.

In regards to her real estate and land use practice, Lauren provides assistance on real estate settlements, vacation applications, special use permits, special exceptions and site plans, as well as resubdivisions of land. Lauren has worked on cases in the following jurisdictions: City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria and City of Manassas Park.

Rated by Super Lawyers

Honors

Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Estate & Probate, 2015 - present

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015 - present

Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Outstanding Service Award Recipient, 2015

Experience

  • Assisted a nonprofit organization with gaining approval for expansion of an existing group home for chronically homeless adults.
  • Guided a client through the Arlington County approval process from initial filing to unanimous approval for a special use permit to expand its facility, with favorable conditions.
  • Assisted an estate with the appointment of administrator and negotiation of a non-judicial settlement between the decedent’s heir and the heirs of the decedent’s late-wife’s estate. The non-judicial settlement avoided the more costly and adversarial court proceeding. The agreement allowed the estate to be settled in a more timely fashion and avoid a significant tax penalty.

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Professional & Community Affiliations

Virginia Bar Association

D.C. Bar

Arlington Bar Association (Co-Chair, Trusts & Estate Section)

Fairfax Bar Association (Member, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section and Young Lawyer’s Group)

McLean Estate Planning Council

NAIOP

Animal Welfare League of Arlington (Volunteer)

Arlington Ridge Civic Association (Member)

Bowen McCauley Dance Company (former, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2014)

Beyond the Suit

Outside of the firm, Lauren enjoys traveling, cooking and outdoor activities including skiing (see photo above), biking, hiking, canoeing and swimming. She loves spending time with family, especially her niece and nephews who make her a very proud aunt.