Attorney Bios

R. Mark Dougall - Founder

R. Mark Dougall, DLO's founder, focuses his practice in the areas of personal and commercial transactional work, including real estate, wills and estates, probate, intellectual property, business formation & planning, and entertainment.

Mark obtained his Tennessee law license in 1993 and is admitted to practice law before all Tennessee Courts (1993) and in the United States Federal Court system (1994).
Mark's professional experience includes a law school clerkship for the copyright and legal departments of Sony Music Publishing in Nashville where he administered the publishing catalogs of various songwriters including John Lennon and Mariah Carey.

Prior to founding DLO, Mark practiced at a boutique entertainment law firm in Nashville where he represented celebrities and business entities in negotiating domestic and international entertainment agreements.  Mark also tried complex intellectual property cases in Tennessee state courts and in Federal courts throughout the United States. Mark's background as a trial lawyer gives him knowledge and experience rare among today's transactional, entertainment, and real estate attorneys.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta in June 1990, where he was a Dean's list graduate and a midfielder for the men's LaCrosse team.  Mark attended the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana on an Eskinazi Fellowship and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in May 1993.  While in law school, Mark served as Executive Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal, and was a co-founder of the Indiana University Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

Dougall lives in Franklin with his wife, Regan, and his two children, Ryleigh and Destin.

Nathan L. Powers - Attorney

Nathan L. Powers practices in the area of personal and commercial transactional work, including wills and estate planning, real estate closings, probate, and business formation & planning.
Nathan obtained his Tennessee law license in 2010.
Nathan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Lipscomb University in Nashville in 2003.  Nathan earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Nashville School of Law where he served three terms on the school’s Honor Council.
Nathan lives in Brentwood with his wife, Cary.