Emily is an Associate in Frost Brown Todd’s Real Estate Practice Group and is a member of the Multifamily Housing Industry Team with a focus on commercial real estate finance transactions. She has extensive experience representing direct investors, syndicators, developers and lenders in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and development of multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use transactions nationwide. Her practice involves advising investors and developers in structuring and closing complex finance transactions involving the use of federal and state low-income housing tax credits, federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, energy tax credits, tax-exempt bond financing, and financing from federal, state and local loan programs.
Emily joined the firm in 2016 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. While in law school, she served as the Senior Articles Editor for the University of Louisville Law Review, Associate Justice for the University of Louisville Supreme Court, and participated in the Entrepreneurship Clinic where she represented start-up companies. Prior to law school, Emily was a four-year collegiate volleyball player at the University of Southern Indiana.
Representation of a national syndicator as investor in the new construction of multifamily housing units in California using federal and state low-income housing tax credits, energy tax credits, Section 9 mixed-finance development, and federal taxable loan financing.
Representation of a developer in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a mixed-use project in Kentucky involving federal and state historic tax credits and new markets tax credits and multiple layers of local loan program funds.
Representation of a national syndicator in a partial new-construction, partial rehabilitation of a school into senior housing, using 9% low-income housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and traditional bank financing.
Representation of a national syndicator in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a multifamily housing project in Florida using low-income housing tax credits, HUD 221(d)(4) financing and collateralized tax-exempt bonds.
Representation of a national bank as lender and investor in the acquisition and adaptive reuse of a factory into an assisted living facility using historic rehabilitation tax credits and state tax credits.
Representation of a developer in the acquisition and rehabilitation of a commercial building in Kentucky using federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits and bank financing.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Book Award (Top Grade): Torts I, Legal History, Federal Income Taxation
Memberships & Affiliations
- Urban Land Institute, Committee Member
- Louisville Bar Association, Co-Chair - Tax Law Group
- Kentucky Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, Member
- Brandeis Honor Society, Member
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- Women Influencing Louisville
- Urban Land Institute
Non-FBT Publications and Events
Reigning in the Litigious Employee: A Proposal for Federal Anti-Discrimination Law Reform, 54 U. Louisville L. Rev. 505 (2016).
Presentation at the Indiana Political Science Conference: discussing closing the academic achievement gap in inner-city schools, 2013.