Lauren Pryor is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice and co-lead of the Financial Institutions M&A group. Lauren focuses her practice on counseling clients in M&A, corporate and business transactional matters in the financial services industry, including advising publicly held and private companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and transfers of assets, including mortgage servicing rights and whole loan sales.
Lauren has experience negotiating and drafting bulk and flow mortgage servicing rights purchase and sale agreements (including in connection with the Ginnie Mae PIIT program), whole loan sale agreements for performing and non-performing assets, correspondent agreements and servicing arrangements. Lauren has counseled clients in complex stock and asset-based transactions, joint ventures, financings, entity formation and business planning across industry sectors, including mortgage companies, loan servicers, banks, hedge funds and technology firms. Lauren has prepared proxy statements and other securities compliance materials and legal documents relating to various acquisitions and related transactions involving public companies.