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August 04, 2020

Baltimore lawyer Kevin L. Shepherd becomes ABA treasurer

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2020 — Kevin L. Shepherd, partner with Venable in Baltimore, today became the treasurer of the American Bar Association at the conclusion of the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting.

As ABA treasurer, Shepherd will serve a three-year term as one of five officers on the ABA’s Board of Governors.

A practicing attorney for almost 40 years, Shepherd focuses on complex real estate transactions, representing U.S. and global institutions in structuring and negotiating skyscraper development projects, corporate headquarters leases, office tower acquisitions and electrical generation facilities development.

Shepherd has a substantial history of service to the ABA. He has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2016, chair of its Finance Committee and a member of its Executive Committee. He is a liaison to the Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession, serving as its 2010-2015 chair. A member of the House of Delegates since 2011, Shepherd chaired the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (2005-2006).

Outside of the ABA, Shepherd served as president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 2010. He is a member of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute. 

Shepherd received his J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law in 1984 and his B.A. from Frostburg State University in 1979.

A biography of Shepherd can be found here. A high-resolution photo of him is here.

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