Practice Areas:

  • • Real Estate Development and Finance

  • • Commercial Lending and Debt Finance

  • • Environmental, Natural Resource and Water Supply Law

  • • Corporate Law


  • • Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Energy and Environmental Law, 2014 & 2015

Recent Notable Representations:

  • • Structured public and private financing of hundreds of millions of dollars for water projects in Colorado.

  • • Drafted and negotiated state contracts, multi-party intergovernmental agreements and federal contracts with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation

  • • Counsel to Alabama State Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance

  • • Represented governmental agencies in environmental regulatory and interstate matters.

  • • Drafted state finance and water legislation for the State of Colorado.


  • • Colorado’s Statewide Water Supply Initiative, Successes and Failures, Alabama Water Resources Conference, September 2012

  • • Alabama Water Law for Irrigators, Professional Agricultural Worker’s Conference, Tuskegee University, December 2012

  • • Water Planning and Policy, Alabama League of Women Voters Convention, April 2013

  • • Modernizing Asset Protection: The Alabama Limited Liability Company Law of 2014, The Southeastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference, June 2015

Vaughn McWilliams


  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D. 2003

  • Davidson College, B.A.

  • Université de Montpellier

  • Tulane Law School, Paris Institute for International and Comparative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama 2010

  • Colorado 2003


  • American Bar Association

  • Alabama State Bar Association