Commitment to Clients and Communities
My passion around community development first developed in high school, as I completed single-family home renovations alongside my family and church for refugee families arriving in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. This pursuit evolved through law school, as I served in the University of Chicago’s Housing Initiative Transactional Clinic and combined my interest in a transactional legal practice with affordable housing development and nonprofit counseling. I’m thrilled to be able to facilitate complex transactions that result in the creation of housing stock and other community development resources in underserved communities.
Current Focus: My practice is focused on affordable housing and community development transactions, and includes representation of investors, developers and syndicators in low income housing tax credit transactions.
- Represented tax credit syndicator in a financing transaction for the development and construction of a four building, 216-unit mixed-use development in southern New Hampshire
- Represented tax credit investor in a financing transaction for the development and rehabilitation of a six building, 83-unit affordable housing development in eastern Minnesota
- Represented affordable housing developer in a financing transaction related to the acquisition of a five building, 409-unit affordable housing portfolio in northwest Ohio
- Represented tax credit investor in a financing transaction for the development and construction of a single building, 44-unit mixed use development in southern California
Prior to joining Applegate, I represented clients in complex commercial transactions, including private equity-backed acquisitions and dispositions of private companies, and counseled clients in general corporate matters. I also clerked for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois.