Lauren Lonergan Taylor practices in the areas of commercial finance, secured transactions, business reorganization, financial restructuring, creditors' rights and bankruptcy law. She represents numerous commercial banks, insurance companies, non-institutional lenders and borrowers in secured lending, asset-based lending, leasing and credit enhancement transactions and other types of commercial transactions. She has assisted both creditors and borrowers in complex workout, restructuring and insolvency matters, including in connection with the enforcement of remedies through commercial litigation in federal and state court. Ms. Taylor has significant experience with the resolution of troubled loans through forbearances, extensions and loan sales, including with respect to securitized commercial mortgage loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities and conventional real property loans. Her diverse practice also includes the representation of court-appointed receivers in connection with lender mortgage foreclosure actions. In addition, Ms. Taylor has represented chapter 11 trustees, creditors' committees, liquidating trustees and secured and unsecured creditors in all facets of bankruptcy.
Ms. Taylor serves as a member of the Duane Morris Recruitment and Retention Committee and as the Philadelphia Office Programming Co-Chair for the firm's Women's Initiative.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, she is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference.
Ms. Taylor is a 1995 cum laude graduate of the Villanova University School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review and received the Law Review Distinguished Service Award. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Delaware, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2004-present
- Associate, 1995-2003
Honors and Awards
•Named 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy by American Lawyer Media
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Named a 2005 Pennsylvania SuperLawyer for Bankruptcy and Workout by Philadelphia magazine
Civic and Charitable Activities
•Advisory Board, Villanova Law School Alumni Association
•Honoree, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Class of '99
•Planning Committee, MS Walk - Ridley Creek State Park site
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Fraud On the Front Line - - Current Topics Affecting Lenders and Their Professionals, seminar presented for the Commercial Finance Group and Law Department of GE Capital Corp., December 18, 2003
•Bankruptcy: Issues and Opportunities, 15th Annual International Professional Liability Underwriters Society Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 12, 2002
•Speaker, 1999 Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference
•Drafting Plans of Reorganization and Disclosure Statements, PBI Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 19, 2002.
•Fair Credit Reporting Act-Fair Debt Collections Act, Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, East Brunswick, New Jersey, April 30, 1999
•Third Circuit Review panel, Fifteenth Annual Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Princeton, New Jersey, January 31, 2004