Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California


  • J.D., cum laude, George Washington University Law School, 1999
  • B.A., with distinction, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1993


  • District of Columbia Bar, Real Estate Housing and Land Use Section
    California State  Bar, Real Property Section
    American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
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Stephanie L. DeLong


Stephanie DeLong has more than 20 years of business and legal experience in commercial real estate.

Stephanie focuses on acquisitions, finance, development and securitization, although her experience extends across all aspects of commercial property matters.

She has handled hundreds of land acquisitions, development agreements, project financings, construction loans, syndications and mezzanine-lending transactions.  She also has experience with government grants and incentives for corporate relocation, and has assisted with corporate mergers. 

Prior to joining Venable, Stephanie worked for a Washington, DC, developer on the acquisition, disposition, development and financing of commercial projects.

Representative Clients

Stephanie has extensive experience representing mortgage lenders and Fannie Mae on transactions involving structured credit facilities and mortgage-backed securities.

She represents lenders, developers and purchasers in connection with project dispositions and in all areas of finance.  

Significant Matters

Stephanie has served as counsel on the financing of pools of loans secured by multifamily properties located throughout the country. She has handled loans involving many types of properties, including seniors housing, military properties, student housing and manufactured housing. Her work has included:
  • swaps of more than $12 billion in Fannie Mae securities;
  • financing of more than $28 billion in negotiated credit facilities, including two of Fannie Mae’s largest-ever structured transactions;
  • representing Fannie Mae in connection with change of ownership of Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) Lenders; and
  • re-writing all of Fannie Mae's multifamily loan documents.

Stephanie represented the developer of the new Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in connection with the negotiation of easements involving air rights and local and federal governmental agencies.

Stephanie has counseled a Mid-Atlantic hospital on significant ground lease and development issues.


Stephanie has served as a mentor in the Mentors, Inc. program, and currently serves as Chair of on the Mentors, Inc. Board of Directors. She is a member of the firm's Board and Diversity Committee, and chairs WAVe (Women Attorneys at Venable), Venable's affinity group for women attorneys. Stephanie is also active in Women-in-Law-Empowerment Forum (WILEF), serving as co-chair of WILEF DC and a member of the WILEF Global Advisory Board. Stephanie regularly presents on issues related to the advancement of women in the industry and resilience.