Senior Staff Member of Texas Wesleyan Law Review
Michelle focuses her practice on representing real estate developers (non-profit, for-profit and governmental entities) in all types of market rate and affordable housing transactions, including LIHTC’s, tax-exempt bonds, HOME and FHA transactions. Michelle also represents FHA-approved lenders and has extensive knowledge regarding all FHA/HUD programs.
Michelle’s experience includes representation of real estate developers from the beginning of a transaction through to a successful closing. Michelle often handles the negotiation of complex purchase and sale agreements, acquisition documents, partnership agreements with investors (including tax-credit investors), development and construction documents, negotiation of various loan documents (including FNMA, Freddie, HUD and conventional financing) and all other aspects required to lead her client to a successful closing. Michelle also focuses her practice on representing borrowers and FHA-approved lenders, including navigating the various rules and regulations of the 221(d)(4), 223(f) and 223(a)(7) programs.
Michelle was born and raised in Manchester, England where she became a licensed solicitor. Whilst working as a camp counsellor in New Hampshire during her summers off from UK law school, she met her Dallas-born husband and made the move across the pond in 2005. Shortly after moving, she returned to law school to obtain a US law degree and is now a proud partner of the firm.
Michelle loves music and was previously a drummer in a rock band that had the honor of playing for Princess Diana. Michelle loves family time with her husband and two children, as well travelling to see friends and family across the world as much as possible!