Jenny Schiller Vaughn is an associate in Herrick's Real Estate department where she advises developers, investors, funds and financial institutions in a wide range of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financings. She also represents borrowers and lenders in real estate finance transactions, including senior and subordinate facilities and construction loans. 

Additionally, Jenny works with developers, owner-operators, and tenants on commercial leasing transactions in New York and throughout the United States.

Jenny has almost a decade of experience in real estate tax credit finance transactions, counseling equity investors, syndicators, and community development entities in structuring financially-sound community development and affordable housing investment opportunities.  She represents insurance companies, financial institutions and specialty finance companies in transactions involving low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, and new markets tax credits. 

Jenny is passionate about Pro Bono legal service and received Herrick’s Hon. Milton Mollen Pro Bono Award for 2020 recognizing her work with the COVID-19 Small Business Remote Legal Clinic as well as her time given to the Volunteers of Legal Services' The Elderly Project.

Jenny has served as a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, and previously served on the board of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County.  She is a graduate of the Chase Generation Y Leadership Project and a member of both the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

In 2020, Jenny was named one of New York Real Estate Journal's “Ones to Watch”, which focuses on up-and-coming professionals across all areas of real estate.

Prior to joining Herrick, Jenny was a senior associate at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and served for two years as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kay Woods of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Memberships & Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Avocate, Mentor
  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)