Debra Kleban
dkleban@att-law.com
312.491.3323

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PRACTICE AREAS:
Affordable Housing & Community
Development Finance
Tax Credit Finance & Syndication
Commercial Real Estate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
Schiff Hardin, LLP

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE:
State of Illinois

EDUCATION:
The George Washington University
National Law Center
J.D. with high honors
Member, Order of the Coif
University of Michigan
B.A. Economics

Debra A. Kleban

A founding member of Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Debbie concentrates her practice in the area of community economic development and affordable housing finance. She has significant experience with various federal, state and local loan and grant programs utilized for the rehabilitation or new construction of facilities that contribute to economic growth and development in low-income communities and of multi-family housing, including housing for families, the elderly (including supportive living facilities), the homeless and individuals with special needs. Debbie’s practice includes the representation of developers, investors and lenders involved with projects which utilize the syndication of new markets tax credits, low-income housing tax credits and historic tax credits.

Since 1998, Debbie has been involved in various roles with Deborah’s Place, the largest provider of housing and supportive services for women in Chicago who are homeless or formerly homeless. She has contributed time to Deborah’s Place as a volunteer, Past-Board President, Commission Member and President Circle Member.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Member, Real Property Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
    • Member, New Markets Tax Credit Council
  • National Housing and Rehabilitation Association
    • Member, New Markets Tax Credit Steering Committee
  • Member, Illinois Housing Council
  • Deborah’s Place
    • Volunteer
    • Past-Board President
    • Commission Member
    • President Circle Member

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Co-Author of Beginner’s Guide to The New Markets Tax Credit, (June 2014)