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Emily G. Naughton

Emily Naughton focuses her practice on transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology space, with an emphasis on cloud computing. Emily has represented clients in connection with real estate acquisitions, development projects and leases, mergers and acquisitions involving cloud service providers, and telecommunications network infrastructure deals. Emily has represented some of the world’s largest content providers globally in connection with network procurement and colocation and data center leases involving providers ranging from multinational companies to single facility operators.

Emily has experience representing property owners in the acquisition, financing and development of real estate; landlords and tenants in a variety of short- and long-term leases and subleases; and developers on complex land use and permitting matters. Emily has also represented contractors and subcontractors in the negotiation of construction contracts and disputes.

In addition to assisting clients on transactional matters, Emily has also regularly advised clients on general governance and operational issues from entity inception to dissolution.


  • Telecommunications and technology
  • Real estate development and leasing
  • Corporate transactions



  • Represented 365 Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions for carrier, content, and cloud customers, in its acquisition of BroadbandOne LLC d/b/a, a hybrid data center services provider, from Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2004
    • Staff Member, American University International Law Review
  • B.A., with distinction, McGill University, 2002
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York