In the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit industry, unanticipated disputes fueled by opportunism threaten the developers, non-profits, and housing authorities at the heart of America’s most successful affordable housing program. It is a privilege to strive for my clients, and, by extension, those who rely on affordable housing.
In my view, effective legal representation is outcome-oriented and client-involved. It demands staunch and creative advocacy, precise communication, and the reflexive openness to learn from and adapt to new information. These commitments are central to my practice.
I honed my legal acumen through exploration. Before joining BC Davenport, I interned at Public Health Law Center, a national nonprofit law and policy organization. Separately, I created legal resources for start-ups as a ‘practice-scholar’ with the Minnesota Law School’s Corporate Institute. I participated in a national civil rights moot court competition, contributing to a team that advanced to the quarterfinals. I also competed in a mergers and acquisitions case study alongside MBA students. As a supervised student-attorney, I filed bankruptcy petitions and attended hearings on behalf of low-income clients, successfully discharging hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of debt.
I was born in Amarillo, Texas, and attended University of New Orleans for my undergraduate degree. There, I earned a B.A. in philosophy and competed as an NCAA Division One cross country and track athlete. My personal interests include reading, cooking, running, and backpacking.