Co-Leader Financial Services Product Team and Co-Leader Financial Services M&A Group

Lauren B. Pryor

Consumer Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions


Lauren Pryor serves as co-leader of the Financial Services Product Team and the Financial Services M&A group. Lauren also serves as a member of the firm’s Partnership Board.

Lauren represents financial services industry participants in a wide range of strategic M&A, with a particular focus on mortgage M&A transactions. Investment funds, financial sponsors, mortgage companies and depository institutions turn to Lauren for counsel on residential mortgage transactions, complex stock and asset-based transactions, full equity deals, PE investments, JV arrangements and transfers of consumer assets such as residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, business purpose loans, mortgage servicing rights and credit card receivables.


Notable Engagements:

  • AmWest Funding Corporation in connection with its joint venture with funds managed by Ares Management Corporation to invest in Non-QM loans.
  • Redwood Trust in connection with its $750 Million partnership with CPP Investments.
  • Lower in connection with its merger with Thrive Mortgage.
  • Guild Mortgage in connection with the acquisition of the Cherry Creek Mortgage origination platform and related assets.
  • A pro-tech company in connection with the strategic acquisition of a mortgage originator.


  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Executive Symposium Editor, Journal of Business and Technology Law
  • Connecticut College, BA, cum laude

Inscription au Barreau

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia