Donovan Lloyd (“Vaughn”) Powell has a broad-based commercial real estate practice with a particular emphasis on advising institutional real estate investors on the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of commercial assets nationwide. Vaughn is an experienced team leader who uses his deep understanding of his clients’ businesses to deliver superior client services. He has also represented institutional investors on matters related to ground-up multifamily development, programmatic joint ventures, and timberland investment, and has notable experience representing both landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating leases for commercial space throughout the United States.
Prior to joining Venable, Vaughn was an associate in the real estate groups of two global law firms in Boston and, later, in Atlanta, where he regularly represented institutional real estate investors, real estate investment trusts, and companies in various complex real estate transactions ranging from single-asset transactions worth approximately $1 million to portfolio transactions in excess of $1 billion. Vaughn also served as a fellow in the Massachusetts Land Court, clerking for the Honorable Alexander H. Sands III (Ret.), and as pro bono counsel through the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVSLP) Lawyers Serving Warriors program.