Kim is an experienced transactional lawyer with a focus on New Markets Tax Credits and Public Finance. She has extensive experience with structuring complex financing transactions for 501(c)(3) organizations, real estate developers, operating businesses and government entities utilizing conventional financing, tax-exempt bonds and USDA financing.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2019
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • Mississippi, 2005
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Louisiana Rising Stars, 2015
  • CityBusiness Leader in Law, 2013

Education & Honors

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2005
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 2004
    • Associate Editorial Staff, Mississippi Law Journal
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 2001

Experience

  • Served as Project Counsel, Lender Counsel and Community Development Entity Counsel in over $800 Million in New Markets Tax Credit transactions, including healthcare, education, mixed use, social services and industrial/manufacturing projects.
  • Serves as bank counsel in direct loans and tax-exempt financing for 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • ​Representative Transactions
    • Project Counsel for a new charter school facility located adjacent to a new low-income housing development in Nashville, Tennessee, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Senior Lender Counsel for the construction of a health center facility located in Boston, Massachusetts, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt Bonds.
    • Project Counsel for the construction and development of a 29-bed acute care hospital facility in rural Alabama, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits and USDA Financing.
    • Bank Counsel in connection with a Tax-Exempt Refinancing for a Hospital System located in Concord, New Hampshire.
    • Project Counsel in connection with a photovoltaic solar facility in Greenfield, Massachusetts, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits, USDA Financing and Energy Grants.
    • Lender Counsel in connection with the permanent financing for the development of a biomass power generation facility in Athens, Maine, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel in connection with the financing and construction of a state of the art higher education center facility in Indio, California, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel in connection with the construction, development and leasing of a Social Innovation Center in Austin, Texas, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the construction and development of a YMCA located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Senior Lender Counsel for the construction of a new emergency department and medical office building to support outpatient services at a hospital located in Athol, Massachusetts, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt Bonds.
    • Project Counsel for the construction and development of a primary care clinic, wellness center, certain retail space and related on-site and off-site improvements in Jackson, Tennessee, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the acquisition, construction and development of the American Cancer Society, which offers housing to cancer patients and their caregivers, located in Jackson, Mississippi, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the development and construction of for-sale homes to serve low-income individuals and families located in South Mississippi and Southwest Alabama, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the development and construction of a state-of-the-art children’s museum located in Meridian, Mississippi, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the construction, equipping and leasing of a new, two-story, 44,470 square foot academic and career-technical building for a Community College in Jackson, Mississippi, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds and Taxable Bonds.
    • CDE Counsel for the construction of a new 90,000 sq. ft. high performance computing center located in Hoyoke, Massachusetts, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the development of new retail and office space and other mixed-use components for the benefit of a historically minority college located in Jackson, Mississippi, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • CDE Counsel for the rehabilitation of two former tobacco warehouses and accompanying parking into a single mixed-use facility consisting of office, retail, and research and laboratory space located in Durham, North Carolina, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel in connection with the construction and development of a grocery store and shopping center complex located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel in connection with the acquisition and expansion of a manufacturing facility in Springdale, Arkansas, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the construction, development and renovation of an existing mill building into a mixed-use development located in Johnson City, Tennessee, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the construction, development and leasing of the historic Ross Hotel into a mixed-use facility known as the Tomorrow Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.
    • Project Counsel for the rehabilitation of two historic buildings into a mixed-use residential & commercial/retail development for Volunteers of America located in New Orleans, Louisiana, which utilized New Markets Tax Credits.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​Panelist, “Access to Capital and Community Facilities,” CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series, July 8, 2020.
  • Co-Presenter, "Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course," Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 2020.
  • Co-Presenter, "Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course," Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 2019.
  • Co-Presenter, "Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course," Knoxville, Tennessee, February 2018.
  • Co-Presenter, "Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course," Knoxville, Tennessee, February 2017.
  • Co-Presenter, “Beyond Bonds: Local and State Financing Tools for Community Development,” Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Boot Camp, October 2016.
  • Co-Presenter, "Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course," Knoxville, Tennessee, February 2017.
  • Co-Presenter, "New Markets Tax Credits: Leverage Lending and Investing," Renasant Bank, Tupelo, MS, September 2015.
  • Co-Author"New Markets Tax Credits: Filling In The Gaps In Health Care Project Finance," Memphis Medical News, June 2015 Issue
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