Alysse E. Hollis


Alysse Hollis is a Director in the Cincinnati Office of Coats Rose, P. C.  Alysse focuses her practice on the representation of clients in the development and financing of affordable housing. Her practice includes the structuring and documentation of complex public and private housing finance transactions involving taxable and tax-exempt obligations, federal low-income housing tax credits, state tax credits, and various federal and state subsidies. She routinely serves as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on such transactions. Alysse has worked with local governments, underwriters, mortgage bankers, affordable housing developers, nonprofits organizations, HUD officials, GSE’s, and banks across the country.

Alysse has experience with all of the major multifamily housing bond programs, structures and credit enhancements. These transactions include FHA mortgage insurance, GNMA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Bank, letters of credit, bond insurance, direct purchase structures and rated/unenhanced transactions. She has experience structuring and documenting multi-layered transactions that include federal and state subsidies such as Section 8, Section 236, Section 202, federal low-income housing tax credits and state tax credits.

Alysse has more than a decade of experience in public finance serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, bank counsel, and developer’s counsel.  In addition to her work on affordable housing transactions, she has represented public universities, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and private developers in connection with infrastructure, municipal finance, and economic development transactions.

Alysse was named a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati in the area of public finance law by Best Lawyers in America®, published by Woodward White Inc.

Alysse received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Colorado State University and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as symposium editor for the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.

  • Ohio, 2005
  • Colorado, 2000
  • J.D., 2000, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A., 1994, Colorado State University
  • American Bar Association
  • National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
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