Overview

Angela Christy provides strategic and legal solutions that drive efficient tax credit transactions. She focuses on housing (particularly affordable housing) projects and community development. She has represented nonprofit and for-profit developers, investors and governmental entities in more than 300 low-income housing tax credit transactions throughout the United States. She is a Minnesota Certified Real Property Specialist.

Housing

Angela helps developers ensure that their various financing sources are compatible and properly structured to meet tax credit requirements. She focuses on creating real estate structures for mixed-use projects that are compatible with the financing, often resulting in the use of condominiums, vertical plats, ground leases and reciprocal easement agreements.

Through the use of tax credits, bonds and other affordable housing tools, Angela has assisted developers in various innovative housing and mixed-use developments. She has also represented lenders and investors with tax credit projects.

Funding Sources

Angela helps clients navigate the maze of ever-changing housing and community development programs, including projects involving:

  • Low-income housing tax credits (9 percent and 4 percent)
  • Historic tax credits
  • HOME funds
  • Section 8
  • CDBG
  • HUD-insured developments
  • Tax increment financing
  •  NAHASDA
  • Housing revenue bonds
  • New markets tax credits
  • Numerous state and local financing programs

Indian Land

Angela has represented more developers of tax credit projects on Indian land than any other attorney in the country. She has worked with HUD to resolve inconsistencies between the NAHASDA program and the tax credit requirements.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
North Dakota

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude (1981)

North Dakota State University
B.A. (1978)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law — Past Chair
  • Minnesota Certified Real Property Specialist
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) (Publications Chair)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Real Property Council (Past Chair)
  • Minnesota Real Estate Institute — Co-chair

Honors

  • Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference — Advocate Housing Award, 2015
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-17
  • Finance and Commerce — Top Women in Finance, 2009
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Real Estate, 2008-18
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Real Estate, 2003-18 (Minnesota's Top 100 Lawyers, 2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Real Estate Law, 2005-17 (Minneapolis Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, 2014)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal — Industry Leader, 2008
  • Minneapolis Monthly — Best Real Estate Lawyer in Minnesota, 2018
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