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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.

Other Info About Maria


Legal Work Highlights

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.


Law School

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2017, summa cum laude

Undergraduate School

University of Louisville, English, 2013, magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

Maria is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Real Estate Law, 2024

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

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Brandeis Honor Society

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