Guest Speaker: Lisa M. Pekkala

Partner, Dentons

Lisa Pekkala is a partner in the tax and tax advantaged investing practices. Ms. Pekkala has a broad range of experience in the areas of affordable housing tax credits, historic tax credits, renewable energy tax credits and new markets tax credits. Ms. Pekkala counsels clients in connection with direct investments in affordable housing tax credit projects, investments in guaranteed and unguaranteed tax credit portfolios, secondary market portfolio acquisitions and the guarantee of affordable housing tax credit property portfolios. She has represented clients in numerous projects across the country, including projects with complex multi-tiered debt and equity structures involving HOPE VI, mixed-finance, HOME, Community Development Block Grant, Section 8 and tax-exempt bond financings. Ms. Pekkala also regularly represents investors, community development entities and lenders in connection with new markets tax credit transactions and represents investors, lenders and developers in renewable energy tax credit and cash grant transactions. Additionally, Ms. Pekkala has significant expertise in a wide range of corporate and partnership tax matters Ms. Pekkala has authored articles in the Journal of Passthrough Entities and the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, and frequently speaks at affordable housing, historic, new markets and renewable energy tax credit conferences.