Skip to Main Content
Overview

Rebecca represents operating companies, investors, developers and lenders in a broad range of real estate and finance transactions.

Rebecca has strong experience in tax advantaged real estate development work, guiding clients through complex New Markets Tax Credit transactions and Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions. She represents developers and national commercial banks in construction financing projects, including projects that utilize TIF funds, historic tax credits or other governmental incentives. Rebecca also advises clients on the acquisition and disposition of low income housing, senior housing, office and retail properties.

Rebecca’s recent accomplishments include:

  • Representing a Community Development Entity in the placement of over $90 million in New Market Tax Credit allocation into qualified development projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • Representing a national commercial bank in the financing of over $200 million in construction loans to projects located in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, Michigan and Illinois.
  • Representing a national real estate lending, investing and advising company in the acquisition of over $30 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects throughout the state of Wisconsin. 
  • Representing developer in the financing and development of three affordable housing projects using a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Affordable Housing Program funds from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and Brownfield funds from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
  • Representing a national commercial bank in the divestiture of an REO portfolio including more than forty properties located in the state of Wisconsin.

Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2017
  • Milwaukee Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Class of 2015
  • Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women Emerging Leader Aspire Award, 2014
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2013-2014
  • Marquette University Law School, St. Thomas More Full Tuition Scholarship

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • magna cum laude
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Contract Law, Trust and Estates, Negotiations, Trial Advocacy
      • Marquette Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • M.Ed., Framingham State College
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College
    • magna cum laude
    • Anthropology
      • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Commercial Association of Realtors, Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW), Chair, 2013 WCREW Showcase Award
Experience
  • Represented bank in all stages of securing and deploying $22.5 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) for three construction projects: a public library, a grocery store and lofts.
Community Leadership
  • Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation, Member, Loan Committee
  • Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC), President, Board of Directors; Member, CDFI Committee
  • Urban Ecology Center, Board of Directors, Co-chair, Resource Development Committee