Laurie B. Gengo Esq.

Laurie B. Gengo Esq.

Managing Partner since April 21, 2008
Partner
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone:
877-427-1252 (Toll Free)
919-301-0716
Fax:
919-848-1699
Email:
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Corporate Counsel Award Winner, 2015

Laurie B. Gengo is the founder and owner of Triangle Law Group ("TLG"), a small boutique law-firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. TLG is located near Crabtree Valley Mall, convenient to I-440, I-540 and I-40.

Laurie is a native of Jamestown, New York, and received her Bachelor of Art Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1980. Laurie received her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985 where she also was a Ph.D student in Political Science, and served as an Instructor for the 1985-1986 academic year. Laurie is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of North Carolina and the owner of Trilogy Real Estate Group, LLC, and a co-owner of several real estate investment LLC's.

Laurie formerly was an associate attorney at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, Indiana, the State's largest law firm. Thereafter, she worked as an associate and later, as a partner, at Poyner & Spruill, a large law firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina where she handled numerous real estate, environmental and litigation issues. Laurie left Poyner & Spruill to work at The Sanford Holshouser Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina founded by former Governors Terry Sanford and James Holshouser. At Sanford Holshouser, Laurie's work included environmental, litigation and economic development matters. At TLG, Laurie continues to handle environmental and litigation matters, and also handles an array of other matters including those involving construction law and defect issues, liens and bonds, contractors and subcontractors issue, toxic mold claims, homeowner's association issues, business law, real estate law, landlord tenant issues in both residential and commercial contexts, contract matters, real estate broker representation, and licensing issues.

Laurie belongs to the North Carolina Bar Association, Environmental, Solo and Small Firm, Litigation, Law Practice Management, Business Law, and Construction Law Sections, and served on the Environmental Law Section Council from 1998-1999. Laurie also belongs to the North Carolina/Wake County Home Builder's Association, Remodeler's Council, Triangle Real Estate Investor's Association, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and Wake Women Attorneys. Laurie has presented numerous seminars for the National Business Institute, Lorman Education, the North Carolina Bar Association and for various trade organizations on various legal topics. Laurie volunteers for Second Chance Pet Adoptions, serves on the Board of Directors of The Opera Company of North Carolina for over ten years and is also a visual artist.

Areas of Practice

  • 10% Construction Law and Litigation
  • 10% Licensing/Administrative Law
  • 10% Business and Commercial Law and Litigation
  • 10% Collections
  • 10% Real Estate Disputes and Contracts
  • 10% Lien and Bond Claims
  • 10% Environmental Law
  • 10% Toxic Mold Claims
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 10% Land Lord-Tenant & Leasing (Residential & Commercial)

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1987
  • North Carolina, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2013

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - May, 1985
    • Honors: Certification in State and Local Government
    • Law Review: Full Scholarship & Tuition Waiver
  • State University of New York, College at Geneseo, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1980
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Wake County Outstanding Volunteer Attorney
  • Graduate of Leadership Triangle
  • Law School/Graduate School - Full Scholarship & Tuition Waiver

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Environmental and Natural Resources Section, Member and Former Co-Editor of the Section Newsletter
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Section, North Carolina Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Home Builder's Association
  • Wake County Home Builder's Association and Remodeler's Council
  • Triangle Real Estate Investor's Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, Indiana, Associate, January 1, 1986 - 1988
  • Poyner & Spruill, Raleigh, North Carolina, Associate/Partner, 1988 - 1997
  • Sanford Holshouser Law Firm, Of Counsel, 1997 - 2001
  • Safran Law Offices, Associate, 2001 - 2003
  • Anderson, Jones, & Gengo, PLLC, Co-Founder & Partner, 2003 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Second Chance Pet Adoptions, 1990 - Present
  • Board of Directors, The Opera Company of North Carolina, 1998 - 2009

Ancillary Businesses

  • Real Estate Broker (Owner/Broker In Charge) Trilogy Real Estate Group
  • Real Estate Investor
  • Visual Artist www.tarheelgallery.com