Douglas B. McDonald

McDonald Douglas

Doug McDonald focuses on real estate and technology company loan originations, workouts, and dispositions of defaulted loans; real estate transactions, including site acquisition and development, and retail and office leasing; and business counseling. Doug has represented hospitality, financial services, and government contractor clients in virtually every aspect of complex real estate and other business transactions.

Doug regularly represents parties in financings secured by multifamily properties or non-real estate assets, including government contractor receivables.


Representative Matters

  • Represents a national financial company in its loss mitigation and real estate owned (REO) disposition programs
  • Represents large institutional real estate investors in Virginia acquisition and financing transactions, providing advice on transaction structure, including recordation tax analysis and planning, and preparing and negotiating third-party legal opinions
  • Represents a private financial institution providing financing to government contractors and technology companies in all aspects of its lending program, including preparing and maintaining loan documents and counseling for loan structures, credit risk assessments, state licensing and regulatory compliance, and loss mitigation and loan document enforcement
  • Represents commercial banks including PNC and First National Bank of Pennsylvania, in bilateral and syndicated credit facilities to government contractors and technology companies




  • J.D. Vanderbilt University Law School 1984
  • B.A. College of William & Mary 1981

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • General counsel, Lead Virginia,
  • Leadership Fairfax program


  • Leadership Fairfax, Chairman’s Award
  • Lead Virginia, Service to Lead Virginia Award (First recipient)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated


Pro Bono

  • Pro bono coordinator, Venable Tysons office
  • Volunteer, legal clinic sponsored by the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center


  • Former director, Volunteer Fairfax, Inc.
  • Former director, Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia
  • Former director and officer, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.