Kimberly E. Smith

Kimberly E. Smith: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP
  • Attorney at Butler Snow LLP
  • 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2700, New Orleans, LA 70170
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Biography

Kim is experienced with the development and financing of complex real estate projects utilizing historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, energy tax credits, as well as financing programs.

Distinctions

Super Lawyers
•Louisiana Rising Stars, 2015
•CityBusiness Leader in Law, 2013

In the News

•Butler Snow Ranked as a Top 10 Private Bond Counsel Firm Nationally by Thomson Reuters Top Legal Counsel Review
•Butler Snow Ranked as Top 10 Bond Counsel Firm for First Half of 2017
•New Markets Tax Credits: Filling In The Gap In Healthcare Project Finance - Memphis Medical News
•Butler Snow Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group Launches PFI Blog
•Louisiana Super Lawyers Recognizes Two From Butler Snow
•Firm Associated - Kimberly Smith

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Co-Presenter, “Beyond Bonds: Local and State Financing Tools for Community Development,” Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Boot Camp, October 2016.
•Co-Presenter, Tennessee Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course, Knoxville, Tennessee, February 2017.
•Co-Presenter, New Markets Tax Credits: Leverage Lending and Investing, Renasant Bank, Tupelo, MS, September 2015.
•Co-Author, New Markets Tax Credits: Filling In The Gaps In Health Care Project Finance, Memphis Medical News, June 2015 Issue
•Speaker, “State New Markets Tax Credits,” Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 24th Annual Meeting and Conference, May 2015.
•Speaker, “Advanced NMTC Concepts,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2015.
•Speaker, “Advanced NMTC Concepts,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2014.
•Speaker, “NMTC 101: The Basics,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Spring Conference, Washington D.C., June 2014.
•Speaker, Developing Housing with NMTCs Case Study, Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2013.
•Speaker, Beyond Wind and Solar - Financing Energy Projects and Businesses, Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 2012.
•Speaker, Government Funds and New Markets Tax Credits, 9th Annual New Markets Tax Credit Conference, Washington, DC; July 2010.
•Speaker, Economic Stimulus 101: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Annual Development Finance Summit, Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), May 2009.
•Author, The GO Zone Act: An Innovative Mechanism for Promoting Economic Recovery for the Gulf Coast, Mississippi Law Journal, Book 77.3: Hurricane Katrina Special Edition, 2008.
•Speaker, NMTC Legal Issues Panel, New Market Tax Credits Workshop, Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), May 2008.

Recent Blogs

•Stairway to Heaven: Ooh It Makes Me Wonde

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Tax Credits
  • Public Finance
  • Catastrophic Events and Major Claims

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(504) 299-7751  Phone
(504) 299-7701  Fax
www.butlersnow.com
University Attended:
Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, Associate Editorial Staff, Mississippi Law Journal, 2004; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005
Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts; 2011, Louisiana; 2005, Mississippi
Memberships:

Associations

New Markets Tax Credits Working Group

New Orleans Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

American Bar Association

Taxation Section

Young Lawyers Forum

Mississippi Bar

Louisiana State Bar Association

Birth Information:
1979
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representation of developers, community development entities, lenders and investors in connection with the development and financing of complex real estate projects, both locally and throughout the U.S., utilizing historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, energy tax credits, as well as financing programs administered and insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the United States Department of Agriculture and the Small Business Association.; Counsel to developer in connection with the construction, development and leasing of a Social Innovation Center in Austin, Texas, utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits.; Counsel to a Community Development Entity in connection with the financing of a copper tube manufacturing facility located in Fulton, Mississippi, utilizing Federal and State New Markets Tax Credits.; Counsel to a manufacturing facility in connection with the purchase and repair of equipment for a plywood and veneer manufacturing facility damaged by tornadoes located in Louisville, Mississippi, which utilized Federal and State New Markets Tax Credits.; Counsel to developer in connection with the construction and development of a grocery store and shopping center complex located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee utilizing Federal New Markets Tax Credits; Counsel to healthcare facility in connection with the construction and development of a pediatric care facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi utilizing Federal New Market Tax Credits and Mississippi Equity Investment Tax Credits.; Counsel to business owner connection with the acquisition and expansion of a manufacturing facility in Springdale, Arkansas utilizing Arkansas New Markets Tax Credits financing.; Counsel to community college in connection with the financing and construction of a state of the art higher education center facility in Indio, California utilizing Federal New Market Tax Credits.; Counsel to lender in connection with the permanent financing for the development of a biomass power generation facility in Athens, Maine utilizing Federal and State New Markets Tax Credits.;; Counsel to business owner in connection with the acquisition, construction and renovation of a broadcast facility located Little Rock, Arkansas utilizing Arkansas New Market Tax Credits.; Counsel in connection with financing for the rehabilitation of two buildings in New Orleans into in a mixed-use residential and commercial/retail development, which financing will utilize federal New Markets Tax Credits and federal and state Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.; Counsel in connection with the financing for the construction and development numerous new hospital facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, which financing utilized federal New Markets Tax Credits and CDBG funds.; Developer counsel in connection with a hotel project utilizing federal New Markets Tax Credits located in downtown Baton Rouge.; Counsel in connection with New Markets Tax Credit financings for the renovation of commercial property in Baton Rouge and the development of new Habitat for Humanity housing on Mississippi Gulf Coast.; Developer counsel in connection with the development of a photovoltaic solar facility in Greenfield, Massachusetts, which is utilizing federal New Markets Tax Credits leveraged by Section 1603 Energy Grants and first mortgage financing guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture.; Community Development Entity (CDE) counsel in connection with the development of a pipe manufacturing facility in Tunica, Mississippi, which is utilizing federal and state New Markets Tax Credits, CDBG grant funds, Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority funds, Rural Impact Fund Program funds, Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund funds, as well as other state and local economic incentives.
ISLN:
918300612

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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