Commitment to Clients and Communities
Real estate law, particularly community development law, is rewarding to me since the results of our efforts are so concrete–I like being able to drive by a development I helped to build or attend a ribbon-cutting and see its positive impact on the community. New markets tax credits law is a small industry and fosters a collegial atmosphere on deals with repeat players all working toward the goal of completing a project that will improve the lives of the residents in under-served areas.
Outside of the office, I spend time with my family and help the homeless furry members of the animal community by volunteering with a local animal shelter as well as visiting schools and senior homes with Maya, our certified therapy dog.
Current Focus: I focus my practice primarily on new markets tax credits, but also represent clients in Capital Magnet Funds lending, Historic Tax Credits, LIHTC and conventional lending. In my prior life, I practiced in the commercial real estate world representing institutional lenders and large developers.
- Represented federal new markets and historic tax credit investors in the financing for the rehabilitation of a historic theater in Duluth, Minnesota.
- Represented source lender and community development entity in the financing of the complete renovation of 12 largely vacant buildings northeast of a historic public market in Cincinnati, Ohio. The project is designed to complement and expand upon the goods and services currently available at the market, including a full-service grocery store, all of which will be accessible to the residents of the low-income community.
- American Bar Association
- Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
- Member, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
- Member, New Markets Tax Credit Coalition