Daniel Kraft


Daniel Kraft

Career Overview

Current Focus: I joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2017. My practice focuses on affordable housing and community development transactions, representing private developers and tax credit investors on projects financed through Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, HUD programs and numerous state and local housing assistance programs.

Prior to joining the firm, I represented lenders and developers in the acquisition, disposition and financing of office, industrial and multifamily developments.

On a pro bono basis, I have obtained zoning entitlements for a number of community impact projects, including a community garden in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood and a charter school in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. My interest in affordable housing and community development led me to pursue a joint degree in law and urban planning at the University of Michigan, during which time I also researched urban policy issues as a Mayoral Fellow for the City of Chicago.

Professional Affiliations

  • Former Board Member, Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association
  • Member, Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • Member, Urban Land Institute


Our attorneys have a passion for helping our clients reclaim and re-invigorate neighborhoods and cities. We represent developers, tax credit syndicators, investors, tax-exempt community development organizations and public housing authorities. They trust us to get the job done–please come talk with us to learn why you should too.

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