Williams Mullen Welcomes Associates Ken Shevlin and Lemuel Whitsett

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Williams Mullen is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates.

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates: Ken Shevlin, who will be working out of our Richmond office* in our financial services and real estate group, and Lemuel Whitsett, who will be working out of Raleigh in our commercial real estate group.

Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Mr. Shevlin worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as an associate in the banking group, and clerked for the Hon. Norman K. Moon of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Before law school, Ken worked for an urban planning company in southern California, focusing on environmental impact analysis for residential and mixed use development.

Mr. Whitsett comes to Williams Mullen from a boutique real estate firm, where he focused on developer side real estate transactions. He has represented large companies, individual property owners, investors, landlords and tenants, helping them manage, lease, acquire, sell, finance, and develop their real estate portfolios. Mr. Whitsett has also represented borrowers and lending institutions with respect to commercial loans, loan modifications, workouts, forbearance agreements and foreclosure.

Mr. Shevlin earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He received an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Yale.

Mr. Whitsett, a Wake County native, obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Appalachian State University. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. with honors from Campbell University, where he also served as an Articles Editor on the Campbell Law Review.

  • Mr. Shevlin is not licensed in Virginia.

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