Chelsea P. Fitzgerald

Associate


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.

Education
  • 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
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2018
  • Louisiana, 2016
Languages
  • 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.
Affiliations
  • 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
Recognition
  • 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
Publications
Locations

Houston

9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1000
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220
Toll Free: 800.535.2701

Dallas

14755 Preston Road
Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662

Austin

Terrace 2
2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408
Toll Free: 855.679.6763

 

San Antonio

8000 I.H. 10 West, Suite 1500
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: 210.224.7098
Fax: 210.212.5698
Toll Free: 800.862.5079

New Orleans

365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504.299.3070
Fax: 504.299.3071
Toll Free: 888.435.8214

Cincinnati

PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513.830.0261
Fax: 513.672.0381