Doran serves as the legal liason to Highlander Partners’ portfolio companies. Her focus is on providing those companies’ management teams with legal guidance on business contracts, real estate, employment and other general operational matters. She also assists with documenting and due diligence for Highlander’s acquisitions and dispositions, as well as post-acquisition organizational support and integration.
Doran joined Highlander Partners in 2016 after 15 years as general counsel for a family office with significant business and real estate investment interests in the Pacific. She garnered extensive M&A experience representing Fortune 50 clients practicing in the Washington, D.C., office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, as well as the Dallas office of Andrews Kurth and honed her real estate development expertise advising resort developers as an attorney with Case Lombardi & Pettit in Honolulu. In addition to significant transactional experience, Doran has overseen and coordinated her clients’ varied legal affairs, including establishing philanthropic partnerships in the areas of law enforcement and education.
Education and Certification
J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law
B.A. Plan II Honors and Government, University of Texas at Austin