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Laurie Gengo Esq.
  • Managing Partner, 04/21/2008
  • Partner
Raleigh, NC
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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

  • 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) 10%

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


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

Representative Cases

  • American Canoe Association v. Murphy Farms, Inc., 210 F.3d 360, 1998, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State of North Carolina v. W.R. Peele Sr. Trust, 876 F. Supp. 733, 1995, EDNC

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, Member, 2004 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1988 to Present
  • North Carolina Home Builder's Association, Member
  • Wake County Home Builder's Association and Remodeler's Council, Member
  • Triangle Real Estate Investor's Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, Indiana, Associate, 01/1986 to 1988
  • Poyner & Spruill, Raleigh, North Carolina, Associate/Partner, 1988 to 1997
  • Sanford Holshouser Law Firm, Of Counsel, 1997 to 2001
  • Safran Law Offices, Associate, 2001 to 2003
  • Anderson, Jones, & Gengo, PLLC, Co-Founder & Partner, 2003 to 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Second Chance Pet Adoptions: Volunteer and Platinum Paw Corporate Sponsor , 1990 to Present
  • The Opera Company of North Carolina: Member of Board of Directors , 1998 to 2009
  • Award for Wake County Outstanding Volunteer Attorney

Ancillary Businesses

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