University of Denver-L.L.M.
Baylor University Law School-J.D.
Lauane is admitted to practice in Illinois (1984), Texas (1982), and Colorado (1982)
Lauane Addis helps his clients grow and prosper. For some, it’s through mergers and acquisitions that provide access to and exposure in new markets. For others, he provides guidance on raising capital to fund internal expansion through public offerings, private placements, and bank, fund, and private equity financing. For all, Lauane provides the practical advice clients need to navigate a wide range of operating issues related to employment, taxation, succession planning, real estate, leasing, financing, structuring and reorganizing their businesses, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
Having experienced roles as both outside counsel and as general counsel for two startups, as well as in-house counsel and chief financial officer for a small public company, clients can rely on Lauane’s understanding of the risks and obstacles they face. Equally important, his clients - U.S. companies with operations across the country and the globe, and foreign-based companies active in the United States – know they can count on his leadership and guidance to solve problems when unexpected events put their deals and strategies into jeopardy.
Lauane also advises private and commercial lenders on secured commercial loans, and has negotiated and documented debt financing on behalf of both borrowers and lenders. In addition to his corporate practice, Lauane guides high net-worth families and individuals through planning and organization designed to maximize wealth and mitigate potential problems, ensuring that their future needs are met. He helps them establish family partnerships and limited liability companies, ensure smooth succession using employee and non-employee stock option plans and shareholder agreements, and develop effective retirement, charitable gifting, and disability plans.
In terms of his experience in the real estate industry, Lauane has represented both purchasers and sellers of commercial properties, including industrial sites, apartments, nightclubs, retail malls, and mixed-use properties. He has negotiated leases for a wide variety of properties, prepared easement and license agreements, drafted operating and joint venture agreements, and negotiated and drafted financing documents for real estate lenders and borrowers.
When Lauane is not spending his time helping this clients, you can find him fishing, golfing, traveling, or enjoying time on the lake with his wife, family, and dog Duke.