Priya Lane is the Director of LCR | BizGrow, which provides minority, immigrant, and women entrepreneurs with free legal assistance, technical support, and education. Daily, Priya works with aspiring or current business owners with big dreams but limited resources. Priya helps close this opportunity gap. She provides them with the legal tools they need to succeed, helping them develop sustainable businesses and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Under her leadership, LCR | BizGrow has grown exponentially and is now serving over 1000 small businesses annually (90% people of color; 60% women). Priya actively conducts legal clinics and workshops, provides one-on-one legal consultations, and matches businesses with pro bono attorneys.
In response to the current climate, Priya launched innovative culturally and linguistically accessible programming to help business owners navigate the specter of federal immigration enforcement. She also successfully created a flagship annual event, The BizGrow Conference, which connects hundreds of entrepreneurs to free legal and technical support in a single day. Priya also led the process of rebranding our Economic Justice Project to LCR | BizGrow. Priya’s work is regularly featured in publications such as the Boston Business Journal.
An award-winning attorney, Priya recently received the prestigious Beacon Award from the Boston Bar Association for her groundbreaking work providing free legal support to struggling small businesses at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Priya is a 2013 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. She serves on the board of the Working Moms Social Club; and has taught entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Mel King Institute for Community Building and Cambridge College.