I focus my practice on real estate transactions involving federal low-income housing tax credits and other benefits. I represent investors and syndicators in connection with these transactions, and primarily draft the equity transaction documents and conduct the necessary due diligence to ensure these transactions run smoothly and efficiently.
Before joining Nixon Peabody, I worked at an affordable housing law firm, where I mainly represented developers on a broad range of affordable housing and community development transactions. Prior to working with that affordable housing law firm, I interned with Beacon Communities, LLC, where I participated in development project meetings and closings.
I anticipate an increase of affordable housing developments nationwide as the demand for affordable housing in both urban and rural areas continues to grow. I look forward to helping our clients navigate the affordable housing industry and contributing to the revitalization of communities around the country.
In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.
In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.
District of Columbia
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., Northeastern University Law Review
University of Massachusetts, Boston, B.A., summa cum laude
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