I balance the law with my background in finance to assist lenders, investors and developers in an array of commercial loan transactions, primarily focusing on transactions with affordable housing tax credits, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits or energy tax credits.
I thrive on complex deals that allow me to come up with creative solutions for my clients. I work closely with them to structure and negotiate transactions that make business sense and that work for all parties. I am able to apply my background in finance to balance the economic aspect of each transaction with the law. Especially in the real estate finance and tax credit space, whether a deal closes is subject to so many external pressures, and I work with my clients to manage the entire deal and help push it toward closing.
I am deeply invested in helping to develop the next generation of lawyers, and serve as a mentor through the University of Minnesota Minority Mentorship program and as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, as well as a member of the National and Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Associations, Minnesota Women Lawyers, MNCREW, and others.
Honors & Awards
IFLR1000 United States, 2020
Top Women in Finance
Finance & Commerce, 2016
MSBA North Star Lawyer
Pro Bono Service, 2013
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2013
Associations & Memberships
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
Board of Directors
American College of Mortgage Attorneys
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Partner Leadership Council Representative, 2018
Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women
Winthrop & Weinstine/University of Minnesota Minority Mentorship Program
Metropolitan Economic Development Association