ATTORNEY PROFILES:

 

Scott R. Barshay
Mr. Barshay is a partner in the firm specializing in affordable housing, real estate and tax matters, syndications, and nonprofit law. He has assisted lenders in analyzing underwriting risks, documenting transactions and negotiating favorable loan provisions. He also has been involved in structuring numerous syndications and advising clients on tax, fair housing, and relocation matters.

Education: Graduated from Duke University in 1981, summa cum laude with an B.A. degree in Economics. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. Received J.D. from Harvard University Law School in 1985, cum laude.

 

Lauren B. Fechter
Ms. Fechter is a partner in the firm specializing in affordable housing, real estate matters, syndications and nonprofit law. Ms. Fechter assists developers in connection with the acquisition, financing and syndication of real estate projects utilizing low income housing tax credits, historic tax credits and new market tax credits. Ms. Fechter has also negotiated ground leases, disposition and development agreements and owner participation agreements with a wide variety of state and local agencies.

Education: Graduated from Tufts University in 1997, cum laude with a B.A. degree in International Relations. Received J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2000, with honors. Member of the American Bar Association and The State Bar of California. Also admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut.

 

Evan A. Gross
Mr. Gross is a partner in the firm specializing in affordable housing finance, real estate, and municipal law matters. Mr. Gross was previously an associate with the firm, and represented nonprofit developers in connection with the acquisition, financing and syndication of real estate projects utilizing low income housing tax credits and other public and private affordable housing financing sources. Mr. Gross spent eight years as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, representing the City in affordable housing development and finance transactions, real estate matters, economic development programs, and affordable housing policy matters.

Education: Graduated from Macalester College in 1999 with a B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies. Received J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, magna cum laude. Member of The State Bar of California.

 

Leslie B. Trutner
Ms. Trutner is associated with the firm, specializing in affordable housing finance, real estate, and municipal law matters. Ms. Trutner was previously a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco for nine years, and represented the City in affordable housing development and finance transactions, real estate matters, and economic development programs. During that period she also worked closely with numerous community-based nonprofit entities.

Education: Graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 1984 with a B.A. in English and French literature. Received J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1987.

 

Nicole Kline
Ms. Kline is associated with the firm, specializing in affordable housing finance and real estate matters. Ms. Kline has represented developers, lenders and equity investors in numerous real estate development projects which qualify for the low-income housing tax credit and tax-exempt bond financing. Her practice has also included a wide array of general corporate and nonprofit law matters.

Ms. Kline earned her J.D. with a specialization in corporate law from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2003, where she was Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Technology. Nicole received her B.A. degree from the University of California, Riverside, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha and with highest honors. Nicole is admitted to the California Bar and the Florida Bar.

 

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