Shanellah Verna

Tel 202.661.7684
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Shanellah Verna is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, where she handles general real estate matters. She has experience with federal, state, and local housing laws as well as with property dispositions, regulatory compliance, licensing, corporate governance, and tax issues.

While in law school,Shanellah interned at the District of Columbia Housing Authority in the Office of the General Counsel of the Real Estate and Transactional Law Group. Her duties included compliance review of management documents and proposed regulations, drafting of legal memoranda and legislative materials, and assisting with property dispositions.


Co-author, "Disparate Impact One Year After Inclusive Communities," Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, Fall 2016 

George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2015)
Student Attorney, GWU Law Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic
U.S. Rapporteur, International Law in Domestic Courts Academic Journal

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 2009)


Haitian Creole (fluent)

Spanish (advanced)

New York

District of Columbia