Lawrence Vavra (also known as LV) was born November 15, 1977 in Los Angeles and is an American music manager known for his association with DJ AM, Blink-182, Travis Barker, The Transplants, and Dance Artists, Infected Mushroom and Steve Aoki. Vavra graduated from UCLA undergrad in 1999 and Hastings Law School in 2002 where he received his Juris Doctorate. After graduation, Vavra created the San Francisco based company Vintage415  with various business partners and currently owns several Bay Area Restaurants and Bars including Mamacita, Umami, The Ambassador, Double Dutch, and The Aventine.
In early 2002 upon his return to Los Angeles, Vavra began working with DJ AM. The two had know each other through mutual friends and reacquainted through Vavra's brother. The two quickly built up DJ AM's career giving validity to the DJ art form and paving the way for many of today's DJ acts. Together they opened up the popular night clubs LAX in both Los Angeles, as well as Las Vegas. Vavra also established DJ AM as the first Las Vegas resident DJ at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, before re-negotiating AM's biggest career move to The Palms Casino Resort where he became the highest paid DJ. The two remained close friends and business partners until DJ AM's tragic death on August 28, 2009.