Lauren Serrano is an estate planning and guardianship attorney and small business lawyer who practices both in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her practice encompasses estate planning, guardian law, wills, probate, asset protection, and small business planning.
Lauren assists clients in creating an estate plan that is tailored to each individual’s unique needs, whether the planning is for large estates or modest estates. Her practice includes the preparation of Wills, Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, and incapacity planning documents such as Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney, Directives to Physicians and Family or Surrogates (“Living Will”), and Declarations of Guardian. She also prepares Marital Agreements as part of her estate planning and asset protection practice.
Lauren helps clients navigate through the probate and estate administration process following the death of a loved one. Her practice also includes advising creditors and representing beneficiaries of an estate with respect to their rights in the administration process. She also advises clients who are dealing with the incapacity of a loved one, and she represents clients through the guardianship process.
With regard to community engagement, Lauren has participated in a number of community speaking engagements targeting the needs of women and their families in estate planning and incapacity planning. She is also currently serving as a board member of the El Paso Estate Planning Council and the Southern New Mexico Estate Planning Council.
An El Paso native, Lauren attended high school at Jesus Chapel School and received her Bachelor of Business Administration from UTEP, graduating magna cum laude. She went on to earn her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she graduated third in her class and received a number of honors, including being inducted into the Order of the Coif and being named in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
During law school, Lauren participated in the Civil Practice Clinic, where she represented and advised clients on a number of issues, including family law and estate planning. She served as a Property Law Tutor for a well-known estate planning and property expert, Professor Gerry Beyer. Also during law school, Lauren clerked for the Honorable William Sowder of the 99th District Court in Lubbock, Texas, where she briefed the court on various cases, including family law, property, and foreclosure disputes.