Elise Addis


Elise Addis

Commitment to Clients and Communities

I receive the greatest satisfaction at the firm out of the opportunity to assist mission driven, socially impactful clients in their community development pursuits. My commitment to our clients and the communities they are serving is to simplify complex financing tools as much as possible in order for our clients to better take advantage of them and focus on the critical work that they do on a daily basis.

Career Overview

Current Focus: I focus my real estate practice on New Markets Tax Credit financed transactions. These transactions typically also involve an array of other funding sources and tools.

Highlights: I have represented tax credit investors, community development entities and nonprofit developers in an array of NMTC transactions, including transactions facilitating the construction and/or rehabilitation of YMCAs, boys and girls clubs, schools, community centers, food banks, homeless shelters and other similar facilities serving individuals experiencing addiction and homelessness, federally qualified health centers, and other mixed use properties.

Prior to joining the firm, I represented clients in their acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial and hospitality properties.

Prior to attending law school, I played professional soccer for Saint Louis Athletica and Chicago Red Stars.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Emerging Leaders 2016
  • Kiva Microfunds Volunteer Editor 2015-2016


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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