Emily L. McKinney

Emily McKinney is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Community Development Finance group where she works primarily with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit team, focusing on community development and revitalization matters.

What do you focus on?

I represent large institutional investors in the acquisition, financing and syndication of real estate transactions that utilize federal low-income housing tax credits.

I help transactions run efficiently by conducting necessary due diligence, identifying key issues early in the process and using our collective intelligence to find cost effective solutions for our clients.

Drafting the core documents for a transaction is a fundamental part of my practice. I work closely with my clients to ensure that the terms of the deal are structured to enable them to achieve their business goals.

What do you see on the horizon?

Affordable housing will continue to be a priority for state and local governments, and I expect to see a new emphasis on veterans’ housing in the coming years. With tax reform, new interpretation issues will likely arise, and I look forward to assisting our clients in avoiding pitfalls and structuring sound deals.


  • “Sophisticated Tax, Legal, and Accounting Issues that Owners of Tax Credit Properties Need to Know during the Compliance Period,” IPED Tax Credit Property Dispositions Conference, Washington, DC, November 2019 (Panelist)
  • “Unlocking Value and Seizing Opportunities in Year 15,” IPED Learn the Basics: Housing Tax Credits 101 Conference, Boston, MA, April 2019 (Panelist)
  • “Analysis of a Troubled Deal,” Building Michigan Communities Conference, Lansing, MI, May 1, 2018 (Moderator)


Emily L. McKinney


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8387

Fax: 844-608-2532

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D.

The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude

District of Columbia


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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