Commitment to Clients and Community
I strive to be an effective advocate for the best interests and mission of our clients in every transaction. I enjoy partnering with developers, investors, lenders, and government agencies in the important work of developing and preserving affordable housing and take great pride in helping our clients navigate complex legal and structuring issues and leading our deal teams to closing. Outside of work, I serve as the co-chair of the Building, Location and Strategy Committee for the Lake North District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.
I joined the firm in 2018 after serving as an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Chicago Regional Office where I helped close Multifamily and Section 232 HUD/FHA-insured mortgage loans and handled a variety of asset management matters, including transfers of physical assets (TPA) and interests, HAP contract assignments, and interest rate reduction (IRR) transactions. Since joining Applegate, I have represented local, regional, and national developers of affordable housing in transactions using 4% and 9% LIHTC, tax-exempt bond financing, commercial and governmental community development loans, Section 8 project-based rental subsidies and other HUD programs, and the Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit.
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law