Cody's understanding of community development and the impact of diversity and inclusion on New Markets Tax Credit allows him to provide unique solutions to his clients' sophisticated needs.

Overview

Cody is a skilled transactional attorney who focuses his work on impact investment and community development projects throughout the country with particular experience in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and Historic Tax Credit (HTC) transactions. From project structuring to the kick-off call to the preparation of final closing documents, Cody uses his experience to help large scale institutional investors, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), community development entities (CDEs), nonprofits, developers, and project sponsors navigate the complexities of these federal incentives programs. Despite the complexities, Cody understands the end-goal of these programs are to assist communities in need and he works to ensure deals close efficiently and timely.

Cody also assists clients with the regulatory side of the NMTC program and advises on CDE certifications, allocation applications, allocation agreements, and compliance issues that arise during transactions as well as post-closing.

Prior to joining Stinson, Cody was the co-leader of the NMTC group and associate chair of the LGBT affinity group at a Global law firm.

Experience

Cody is well-known in the community development community and has built a reputation as the go-to attorney for complicated financing structures. His past work spans a wide array of projects from regional food hubs linking rural farmers to urban food deserts to rural broadband projects to mixed-use developments in city centers.

Before attending law school, Cody worked as the office manager for a U.S. Senator and received the prestigious Truman Scholarship in 2010. In 2014, Cody was selected as member of the inaugural class of Truman Governance Fellows.

Conducted pro-bono work concerning organizations needing exempt, nonprofit status to continue providing vital healthcare education and training.

Shepherded pro-bono work involving voting rights and support of LGBTQ workers.

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Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Education

University of Virginia Law, J.D.

University of Sydney Law School

University of Utah, B.A., summa cum laude

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