Snell & Wilmer Attorney Lynn A. Vaughn Appointed to the Special Olympics Nevada Board of Directors


LAS VEGAS – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that attorney Lynn A. Vaughn has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Nevada

Special Olympics Nevada is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers free year-round training and competition programs for 2,653 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports annually within the Community Sports Program. The Unified Champion Schools Program encourages leadership development and the growth of Unified Sports®, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. In 2022, Special Olympics Nevada launched a new program, Mindset Matters, which provides mental health and stress management techniques to students in Nevada schools. In a typical year, Special Olympics Nevada impacts more than 17,820 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses. Special Olympics Nevada is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering screenings and services free of charge. Special Olympics Nevada relies on the support of 759 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

“I am deeply thankful for my Special Olympics journey, which started with a genuine connection to extraordinary athletes and let me to contribute as a coach, and eventually, a member of the Board of Directors for the newly independent Special Olympics of Nevada organization,” said Vaughn. “Every interaction with this incredible community leaves me honored and humbled.”

Vaughn focuses her practice on real estate, operations, and corporate matters. She advises on property related legal issues, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating leases and lease related documents, listing agreements, and commission agreements. Her experience includes non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, purchase and sale and finance agreements and vendor and service contracts. Vaughn also works closely with asset management and property management teams on investor and tenant relations. She has practiced law for more than 25 years, with an emphasis on commercial real estate. Most recently, she served as General Counsel for Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate and previously as the General Counsel for the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas strip where she simultaneously served as the General Manager of the property.

Vaughn has a long history of volunteering for Special Olympics Nevada. She has been a swimming coach for the organization since 2016. Vaughn has also been a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada board member since 2023. 

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