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Biography

Emily is a managing associate at the firm and a member of the private equity and financial services industry teams. She has extensive real estate, corporate and tax experience, focusing on financing multifamily, commercial and mixed-use properties nationwide. Emily advises investors, developers and lenders in structuring complex commercial real estate transactions, particularly in the areas of affordable housing and historic preservation, which transactions utilize federal and state low-income housing tax credits, federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, energy tax credits, tax-exempt bonds and local financing. She also helps client structure, develop and operate opportunity zone investments.

Emily joined the firm in 2016 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. While in law school, she served as the Senior Articles Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review, Associate Justice for the University of Louisville Supreme Court, and participated in the Entrepreneurship Clinic where she represented start-up companies. Prior to law school, Emily was a four-year collegiate volleyball player at the University of Southern Indiana.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Representation of a national syndicator as investor in the new construction of multifamily housing units in California using federal and state low-income housing tax credits, energy tax credits, Section 9 mixed-finance development, and federal taxable loan financing.

Representation of a developer in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a mixed-use project in Kentucky involving federal and state historic tax credits and new markets tax credits and multiple layers of local loan program funds.

Representation of a national syndicator in a partial new-construction, partial rehabilitation of a school into senior housing, using 9% low-income housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and traditional bank financing.

Representation of a national syndicator in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a multifamily housing project in Florida using low-income housing tax credits, HUD 221(d)(4) financing and collateralized tax-exempt bonds.

Representation of a national bank as lender and investor in the acquisition and adaptive reuse of a factory into an assisted living facility using historic rehabilitation tax credits and state tax credits.

Representation of a developer in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a commercial building in Kentucky using federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits and bank financing. 

Representation of a sponsor in the formation and operation of opportunity zone funds and businesses in Kentucky and Ohio.

Education

Law School

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2016, summa cum laude

Undergraduate School

University of Southern Indiana, B.A., Business Administration (second major: Political Science), 2013, magna cum laude

Continuing Education

LPM Institute, Fundamental Skills of Legal Project Management, Certificate, June 2021

Bar Memberships

Emily is licensed to practice in the following state:

Kentucky, 2016

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Urban Land Institute, Committee Member
Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development
Brandeis Honor Society

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Women Influencing Louisville

Urban Land Institute

Major Publications

Emily is an author of the following publication:

Reigning in the Litigious Employee: A Proposal for Federal Anti-Discrimination Law Reform, 54 U. Louisville L. Rev. 505 (2016).

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