Kelly Rushin Lewis

Professional Biography

Kelly Rushin Lewis is a partner in the tax practice and leads the tax credit finance team.

For the majority of her practice, Kelly has focused exclusively on representing investors and lenders in LIHTC transactions across the country. Kelly focuses on all aspects of the representation of lenders and investors in connection with affordable housing transactions, including the use of traditional construction and permanent financing, federal and state tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, tax exempt loans, MTEBs, HOME loans, CDBG funds, HUD, RAD and AHP grants or loans, RD loans, CITC, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and others.

Kelly also has experience representing various banks in commercial real estate and industrial lending matters as well as other real estate clients through all phases of development, including acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition in connection with hotel, retail, office, industrial, market rate housing, and affordable housing projects.

Before joining Jones Walker, Kelly co-founded Liles & Rushin, a boutique law firm focused on representing lenders and investors in affordable housing transactions around the country. Prior to forming Liles & Rushin, she worked with Birmingham law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale handling commercial lending, public finance, real estate, and affordable housing matters for clients.

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