Chelsea P. Fitzgerald


Chelsea Fitzgerald is an associate in the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice in the firm’s New Orleans office. She represents developers, lenders, and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of corporate and commercial real estate transactions, including tax credit financings for the development of affordable housing, restoration of historic buildings, and business development in low-income communities.

Chelsea previously served as a public service fellow at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans representing low-income clients with housing legal issues, including defending clients in eviction proceedings, preserving clients’ subsidized housing, advocating for clients’ rights, and mediating landlord-tenant conflicts.

  • J.D. Vanderbilt University School of Law, 2016
    • Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Managing Editor
    • Moot Court Board, Associate Justice
    • Vanderbilt Bar Association, Class Representative
  • B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Tennessee, 2018
  • Louisiana, 2016
  • Spanish
Representative Experience
  • Represented commercial lender in construction financing for the development of affordable housing with use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Multifamily Revenue Bonds.
  • Represented developer of affordable housing in the acquisition of land and construction financing of 75 units of affordable housing.
  • Represented large metropolitan public housing authority in the development of mixed-income housing assisted by Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers and LIHTCs.
  • Represented seller in $150 million sale of closely-held company.
  • Represented subordinate lender in multi-tiered transaction involving Main Street Loan Facility and PPP loans.
  • Represented commercial lender in acquisition and retail lease transaction with major retail chain.
  • Represented industrial manufacturer in the acquisition and zoning approval of site for construction of plant.
  • Represented developer of solar power generation facility in the acquisition of municipally-owned land and predevelopment financing.
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Trusts & Estates Fellow in Affordable Housing, 2021-2023
  • Tulane Law School, Real Estate Contracts, Guest Lecturer
  • New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Member
  • Forbes Under 30 Global Women’s Summit, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Section, Member
  • Louisiana Land Title Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Louisiana chapter, Member
  • Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Board of Directors
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Fundraising Advisory Board Member
  • Scholastic Excellence Award- Intellectual Property Survey, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2014
  • First Place at the Phi Delta Phi Annual Chili Cook-Off, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2015
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