Kelly Rushin Lewis is a partner in the tax practice and leads the tax credit finance team.
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, TCAP loans, Section 1602 funds, and others.
Kelly has also represented lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured transactions, structured financing transactions, and multi-state transactions. She has represented various 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.