Lara Bubalo Manor

Associate

Lara is an associate in the transactional section at Vela Wood PC. She advises and counsels investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on real estate transactions and private placements. Lara also leads Vela Wood’s recruiting efforts.

 

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What we do in life echoes in eternity. – Maximus Decimus Meridius

Lara graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2013. While in law school, she served as a staff member for the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law and enjoyed public interest work in the fields of financial access, education, and children’s rights. She is currently an active member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Junior League of Dallas.

Prior to law school, Lara graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance and a BA in Spanish. After graduating from SMU, she worked for Lehman Brothers and Neuberger Berman as a Private Equity Analyst performing due diligence on investment opportunities in buyout, turnaround, and venture capital funds. The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers was an indelible part of Lara’s early career, and spurred her to attend law school.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Lara now lives in Dallas but maintains fierce state pride as well as a penchant for lakes and hockey. Outside of the office, she and her husband, Doug, have abandoned previous pastimes in order to dedicate themselves to their first startup, their toddler son. Early milestones have been met and future growth appears promising. In addition, their second startup successfully incubated and launched late winter 2017.

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  • Assisted with the representation of a developer in the acquisition and financing of a senior independent living community in Memphis, Tennessee for a total purchase price of $5,650,000.
  • Assisted with the representation of a developer in the acquisition, construction, and financing of a 118-unit townhome complex in Rogers, Arkansas for a total purchase price of approximately $18,000,000.
  • Assisted with the representation of a buyer in a series of commercial real estate acquisitions in the uptown and oak lawn neighborhoods of Dallas for a total purchase price of approximately $4,600,000.



Lara Bubalo Manor's Recent Blog Posts

Oooh, Baby, Baby – A Beginner’s Guide to Maternity Leave

January 18, 2016  |  By Lara Bubalo Manor

“Are you pregnant?” Add this to the list of questions that all but a precious few may reasonably ask. Since I’m a lawyer, I feel entitled…to ask in order to clear up some common misconceptions about workplace protection and paid leave … Read More

Posted in Employment

Succession Planning: A Critical Part of Management and a Business’s Ongoing Success

January 21, 2015  |  By Lara Bubalo Manor

“How much do you weigh?” There are some questions so personal and invasive social mores dictate that they should never be asked. Well, almost never asked. A colleague remarking about any extra poundage I was carrying as a result of … Read More

Posted in Startups