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Lauren Rice Burgon

Lauren Rice Burgon

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, Employment & Labor, Estate Planning

About Me

·        Lauren Burgon is an associate at Equinox Business Law Group, working closely with business owners to ensure they are minimizing risk and protecting assets by using well-written, comprehensive contracts and agreements; properly maintaining their corporate structures; and responding quickly and effectively to diffuse potential issues with employees, contractors, customers and vendors.


While she especially enjoys working with business owners in planning ahead to avoid litigation, other areas of Lauren's practice include protecting clients' intellectual property rights via trademark and copyright registrations, as well as assisting them in drafting carefully written nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements.


Lauren's prior work experience gives her additional insight into the needs of business owners, having worked for several small businesses, including restaurants, a personal services business, veterinary clinics, and nonprofit organizations. She also advised the Woodland Park Zoo in its transition from an independent 501(c) (3) organization into part of the Woodland Park Zoo Society.


More recently, Lauren's practice has developed in Internet and online issues, advising her clients on their online presence, retail activity, social media, and the ramifications of virtual work with customers worldwide.


Lauren holds a J.D. from the University of Washington Law School and B.A. in English (cum laude) from Middlebury College. Having lived in Seattle since law school, Lauren resides in West Seattle with her two children, with whom she enjoys cooking, playing Farkle, and practicing the Korean martial art form Tang Soo Do, in which the entire family holds 1st Gup red belt rank. Lauren is also an avid indoor and beach volleyball player, having played the sport for 32 years…and still counting.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Business: 35%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michelle Hayden Bomberger

    I have worked with Lauren for 5 years. She is a very client-focused attorney providing each of her clients with legal solutions that fit their needs. She listens to their goals and offers alternatives and solutions that help them achieve those goals while mitigating risk. Clients rave about Lauren!

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    Michelle Bomberger Business Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Marye-Heather Tobin Kolbly

    I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is incredibly knowledgeable about business law matters and has helped me on some of my business law cases. She's easy to work with and provides quick, sound assistance. I can always count on her if I have a question or need help on a challenging case. I highly recommend her to entrepreneurs of both small and large businesses.

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    Marye-Heather Kolbly Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Equinox Business Law Group PLLC

11130 NE 33rd Place #120
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199107/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Veterinary AssistantAdmiral Veterinary Hospital1996 - 2008
AssociatePrivate Practice Firms1991 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical AssociationMember2012 - Present
South King County Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationSolo and Small Firm section2011 - Present
Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget SoundMember2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationSolo and small firm section member2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
World Tang Soo Do AssociationCho Dan Bo2008 - Present
Woodland Park Zoo DocentsDocent1995 - 2010
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Equinox Business Law Group BlogEmployment Matters: Avoiding Costly Missteps2013
Equinox Business Law Group BlogIs It Time to Update Your Employee Policies?2013
Equinox Business Law Group BlogHealth Care Reform - Why You Should Pay Attention Now2012
Equinox Business Law Group BlogMarijuana: What Employers Should Know2012
Springboard The HR BlogThink Twice Before Requesting Employees’ (or Potential Employees’) Facebook Password2012
Equinox Business Law Group BlogThe Basics of Seattle Sick and Safe Ordinance2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJ.D.1991
Middlebury CollegeEnglishB.A.1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Women Flourishing Financially Session 4Estate Planning2014
Equinox FocusStumbling Blocks To Buying Businesses2014
Equinox FocusAdding Value Through Intellectual Property2014
2014 Northwest Yoga ConferenceYoga Law for Teacher2014
2014 Northwest Yoga ConferenceYoga Law for Studio Owners2014
Women Flourishing Financially Session 3Estate Planning2013
Women Flourishing Financially Session 1Estate Planning2013
Seattle Chapter meetingProtecting Your Intellectual Property2013
Protecting Your Business Against FraudPreventing Business Fraud2013
Focus EventEmployee Policies - Why Do You Need Them?2013
CEO RoundtableEmployment policies and marijuana2013
Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound North End Round TableInitiative 502 and Marijuana Legalization2013
CAMPS Southend RoundtableI-502 and Medical Cannabis2013
Health Care Reform– What it Means For YOUR BusinessHealth Care Reform2012
Equinox Focus Event - Preventing Fraud in Your BusinessBusiness Fraud2012
Equinox Focus EventSeattle Sick Leave Law: Yes, It Probably Applies to You.2012
CEO RoundtableHealth Care Reform2012