Leveraging her skill with a wide variety of development incentives, Amanda provides clients with creative tax solutions to complex matters on financing transactions.

Overview

Amanda has extensive experience with historic rehabilitation and new markets tax credits (NMTC), as well as community development and redevelopment financing, renewable energy tax credits, and impact lending and investing. She works with investors, lenders, community development entities, developers, and government agencies to develop innovative and practical solutions for structuring and closing transactions. Additionally, Amanda regularly assists nonprofit organizations with participation in tax credit transactions, including advising them in connection with their formation and application for tax-exempt status.

Along with her federal tax credit acumen, Amanda is deeply familiar with a multitude of state tax credit programs, having advised clients in structuring and closing transactions involving over 25 state historic and redevelopment tax programs, as well as multiple state new markets tax credit and rural jobs programs.

Prior to joining Stinson, Amanda worked as a legal intern for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she analyzed regulatory changes and market trends to determine the impacts on the financial industry.

Experience

Represented a federal historic tax credit investor and state incentive tax credit investor in the redevelopment of a mixed-use cultural district in Indiana, with an aggregate project budget of over $290 million.

Represented a state tax credit investor with respect to an investment involving numerous projects sites across a 1,000-acre master-planned community in South Carolina.

Represented a state historic tax credit investor with respect to an investment in a $130 million mixed-use building redevelopment in St. Louis.

Represented an investment tax credit investor in a renewable energy transaction involving numerous project sites across New Jersey.

Represented several community development entities in connection with the state new markets tax credit financing of the construction and development of a $30 million community health center in Nevada.

Represented a community development entity in connection with the new markets tax credit financing of the construction of a new pediatric health care and early childhood care facility in Seattle.

Represented a local government in connection with the new markets tax credit financing of the construction and development of a co-op grocery store to address a food desert in Kansas City.

Represented a nonprofit organization in connection with the financing of the acquisition and construction of a charter school in Colorado.

Assisted a community health development center in applying for and obtaining federal tax-exempt status.

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Publications

"Due Process Concerns in Section 8 Housing," 94 Washington University Law Review. 2, 2016

Recognitions

Recognitions

Named to the 2023 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Illinois Bar Association

St. Louis Bar Association

CREW

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2017
  • Missouri, 2018

Education

Washington University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017

  • Washington University Law Review, Staff Editor and Note Selection Committee
  • Concentration Certificate, Business Law

Cornell College, B.A., Mathematics and English, magna cum laude, 2014

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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