Laura Lee Flanagan focuses her practice on advising companies and individuals on a broad range of corporate, real estate and regulatory matters. Primarily in the financial services industry, she works with established companies and start-ups as general counsel, with a focus on regulatory matters. In recent years her practice has expanded into media and entertainment. Laura serves as outsourced General Counsel and/or Chief Compliance Officer for investment advisory firms, private funds, and a media company. She is a principal and founder at 3iCO, LLC, which provides regulatory compliance consulting services and outsourced compliance officers to investment advisory firms and private funds.

Client Experience

  • Investment advisers and private funds
  • Commercial real estate funds
  • Media and entertainment companies


My Greatest Strengths
  • Integrating within clients’ businesses and understanding issues from their perspective.
  • Thinking like an entrepreneur while thinking like a lawyer.
  • Focusing on client risk and growth simultaneously.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Competence and care; I love my clients.

What Drives Me

  • Integrity and love. I am deeply responsible to my relationships both professional and personal. That means I take my people’s goals and their time seriously.
  • The creative process: from inception to completion.
  • I started practicing in NYC with Duval & Stachenfeld (now Adler & Stachenfeld) as a commercial real estate attorney representing developers, and then moved over to lender’s counsel at Emmet, Marvin & Martin.
  • My first General Counsel role began with a real estate fund in 2013, and I still act as GC for Springview Investments to this day.
  • I transitioned my primary practice focus from real estate to investment advisors and private funds in 2014.
  • I have enough IP knowledge and experience to be dangerous (if I used it).
  • I am a New York native, born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
  • I wrote a book about cooking called “Hard-Core Vegetarian” which will be released in 2024 on Feral House Press.
  • I am a writer, editor, producer, and manage a legendary band.
  • I am an avid equestrian.
  • I paint and draw.
  • I speak Italian and have dual citizenship with Italy.


Practice Focus
  • Investment Advisors and Private Funds - Regulatory Compliance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • General Corporate Counseling - Joint Ventures, Partnerships, and Corporations
  • Media and Entertainment


  • Financial Services
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Real Estate




Financial Planning Association of New Jersey, Speaker

  • 2023 Fall Conference
  • 2022 Spring Conference

Community & Professional

Community & Professional

The Chapin School Alumnae, Class Representative


  • J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, Union University, 2004
    Albany Law Review, Note & Comment Editor
  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University (SUNY), English Literature, 2000
  • B.A., Marymount Manhattan College, English, 1995


  • New York
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