Working to develop more affordable housing makes me excited to get to work each day.
Contact: P /612.604.6463E /[email protected]
Administrative Contact: Breanne Peña P /612.604.6701E /[email protected]
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. 2020
Miami University, B.A., Latin American Studies and Spanish Language, cum laude, 2017
I never expected that studying Spanish would so directly contribute to my legal education. However, I have found that reaching for fluency in another language enabled me to step outside my own head and perspective, and see a different point of view. This training is one of my most valuable tools as a lawyer – to see beyond my own experience, analyze a problem from other angles, see other parties’ paths, and find the places where all of our goals converge. I enjoy using that creativity to translate complex legal issues into simple solutions for my clients, so that we can focus on getting the deal done.
Outside of work, I like to get outside with my partner and our dog – hiking and biking are our current favorites. I also can’t resist a great thrift flip, and love to fix up clothes and furniture that have seen better days.
I represent non-profit and for-profit clients in tax-credit based real estate work in the development of affordable housing. I have experience working with leases, construction and purchase agreements, title and survey review, and coordinating between all parties involved in a transaction.
In addition to my practice in real estate, I have also assisted various clients in becoming a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. I have worked with clients from the early stages of forming their entity and drafting their organizational documents, as well as bringing the client full circle with applying and receiving tax-exempt status at the federal and state level.