Kelly's practice focuses on all aspects of the representation of lenders, investors and developers in connection with affordable housing transactions, including the use of traditional construction and permanent financing, federal and state tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, HOME loans, CDBG funds, HUD, RAD and AHP grants or loans, RD loans, TCAP loans, Section 1602 funds and others.
Kelly has also represented lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured transactions, structured financing transactions and multi-state transactions. She has represented various real estate clients through all phases of development, including acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition in connection with hotel, retail, office, industrial, market rate housing and affordable housing projects.
Prior to Liles & Rushin:
Prior to co-founding Liles & Rushin, LLC, Kelly worked in the Commercial Real Estate and Lending Group, with a concentration in affordable housing, at the Birmingham, Alabama firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. from 2001 to 2007.
Education & Honors
The University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., 2001); magna cum laude;
Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor; Hugo Black Scholar; Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award recipient; Order of the Coif
Georgetown University (B.S., 1996)
Gemological Institute of America, Graduate Gemologist
Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2014
Professional & Civic Interests
American Bar Association, Forum on
Affordable Housing and Community Development:
Member, Governing Committee
Co-Chair, Planning Committee, 2013 Conference and 2014 Conference
Chair, Teleconferences and Brownbags Committee
Create Birmingham, Member of Board of Directors
Birmingham Museum of Art, Museum Ball Committee, 2013 and 2014
Birmingham Museum of Art, Junior Patrons Board, 2009-2014
Admitted To Practice