Maria focuses her practice on complex financings of commercial real estate transactions that include low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, tax-exempt bonds and other federal, state and local government subsidies. Specifically, Maria works with equity investors, syndicators, developers and lenders to structure and close real estate transactions that leverage tax credits to finance housing and community development projects throughout the United States.
Maria joined the firm in 2017 after graduating from the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law as valedictorian with summa cum laude honors. During her time at law school, Maria served as Senior Articles Editor on the University of Louisville Law Review and as Diversity Ambassador for minority first-year law students. She also worked as a legal intern for the Honorable Judge David J. Hale for the Western District of Kentucky.
Representation of a national syndicator as investor, in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a senior housing development in Kentucky, utilizing tax-exempt bond financing and a project-based Section 8 contract.
Representation of a national syndicator as investor in the rehabilitation of a historic school building in Texas, utilizing state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, conventional bank financing, local housing authority funds and HUD financing.
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2017, summa cum laude
University of Louisville, English, 2013, magna cum laude
Most Outstanding Law School Graduate
Top Grade Awards: Torts I, Civil Procedure I and II, Contracts II, Basic Legal Skills, Constitutional Law I, Legal History, Decedents’ Trusts and Estates, Contemporary Problems in International Law, Intellectual Property
Samuel L. Greenbaum Excellence in Legal Writing Award
William Marshall Bullitt Memorial Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law
July 22, 2020
May 11, 2020
April 21, 2020
April 3, 2020