Congratulations to PK Law Member Lauren Ades on her recent selection to J’More’s 10 Under 40 Feature. The list, which is selected annually, includes a group of influencers, thought agents and movers-and-shakers under the age of 40, in Jewish Baltimore.
Ms. Ades has been associated with the firm since 2006 and concentrates on the areas of corporate and business law, commercial financing and real estate and was recently appointed to Chair the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Group, marking the first woman to ascend to this position in the more than 30-year history of PK Law.
Ms. Ades graduated from the New York Law School, magna cum laude in 2006. She received her B.A. from Emory University, Goizueta Business School with Distinction. She is a Member of The Associated Board of Directors; Member and past Chair of IMPACT Board, the young adult division of The Associated; and Board Member of the Center for Jewish Education. She was the 2018 recipient of the Harry Greenstein Young Leadership Award, which salutes an outstanding young man or woman who has demonstrated remarkable growth and leadership as well as a profound commitment and sustained leadership to The Associated, its annual campaign and the general community. She received The Daily Record Leading Women Award in 2015 and The Daily Record VIP Award in 2013.
Name: Lauren Ades
Place of Residence: Lutherville
Spouse: Jonathan Ades
Children: Ellie, 4; Benjamin, 2
Profession: Attorney at PK Law
What Inspires You: Working in a stimulating environment that challenges me to think creatively and problem-solve on a daily basis is the most enjoyable aspect of my career. I also have a genuine interest in helping my clients overcome an issue or situation that will provide a positive impact on their business. The diversity of industries I am involved with, ranging from general business to real estate to commercial finance, makes every day different and energizing.
Having recently been named chair of PK Law’s Corporate and Real Estate practice group — making me the first woman to ascend to this position in the firm’s 30-year history — I now oversee all strategic planning and practice development initiatives for this group. This opportunity enables me to work even more closely with an incredibly talented group of professionals at PK Law, and I am equally humbled and passionate about this new role.
I strive for balance throughout my life and feel strongly about volunteering to improve our community, which includes serving on the board of the Center for Jewish Education and The Associated, as well as working with the National Young Leadership Cabinet. My passion also involves securing endowments for the Life and Legacy Committee of The Associated and working with young people on leadership development and engagement.
Spending quality time with my family is a major priority. I do not wish to be defined by one particular role or achievement, but rather be recognized as a person who makes time for the important things in life and always remaining grateful for what I have.