Ms. Deborah J. McLean Joins Board of Directors
Royal Oak Realty Trust (“Royal Oak”) is pleased to announce the election of Deborah J. McLean as an Independent Director to the Board of Directors of the Company. Deborah spent her career with Nixon Peabody LLP (Nixon Peabody), most recently as Partner and Senior Counsel, from 1978 until her retirement in 2019.
At Nixon Peabody, Deborah concentrated in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law for both closely held and public companies. As the lead partner in equity and debt offerings and joint ventures for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, she guided clients in the numerous details of preparing for, structuring, and executing corporate financings. Her background includes domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in a variety of industries from internet and telecommunications to manufacturing and distribution. Deborah also advised boards of directors of public and private companies on rights and duties in light of significant potential transactions and events.
Deborah was a member of the New York State Bar Association from 1979 to 2018, actively participating in the Corporations Committee of Business Law Section, as well as a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) from 2014 to 2018.
Deborah previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Allendale Colombia School and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wells College. She is also a past member of the Leaders Build Advisory Board for Flower City Habitat for Humanity.
Deborah earned her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Wells College in Aurora, NY and her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY.