Lauren M. Ilvento has been practicing law since 1995. She is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law, and thus is an expert in that field.
She currently focuses her practice in the following areas: family law, in particular with cases with international, jurisdictional, and business issues; general business and corporate law; and civil litigation. She is trained in the Collaborative Law process.
Throughout her practice, Ms. Ilvento has represented a wide variety of clients, from multinational corporations to local businesses and individuals, in matters ranging from domestic and international family law cases to establishing business entities throughout the world. She is skilled in resolving contract and intellectual property disputes, drafting and reviewing business contracts, litigating commercial disputes, assisting with multi-million dollar corporate acquisitions, and assisting in the research and implementation of tax planning vehicles.
Prior to opening her own firm in 2009, she worked with The Draves Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando, Florida practicing general business law, civil litigation and family law and with General Counsel Advisors, P.A. in Maitland, Florida, practicing general business and corporate law and providing general counsel services to small and medium-sized corporations.
From 1998 through 2001, Ms. Ilvento practiced international corporate law with the Brussels (Belgium) office of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP and was a member of the Brussels Bar on the “B-List” for foreign attorneys. Prior to living in Belgium, Ms. Ilvento practiced law in Miami, Florida with the litigation firm of Haddad, Josephs, Jack, Gaebe & Markarian, P.A.
Ms. Ilvento holds a Juris Doctor degree with honors from The George Washington University National Law Center, where she was the Executive Articles Editor of The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics. Ms. Ilvento also was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in moot court competitions, which culminated in her competing in the international rounds of the Phillips C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Ms. Ilvento received her A.B. from Brown University with honors in International Relations and completed an honors thesis entitled, “European Political Union.” She also attended the prestigious Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Lyon, France for one academic year and is fluent in French.
Ms. Ilvento is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the George C. Young American Inn of Court, the Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (both the National and Florida Chapters). She has been an active member of service organizations focused on the improving the quality of life for women and children, including the Kiwanis Club of North Orlando, in which has held several officer positions, including serving as president. She is a former member of the Junior League of Greater Orlando.