Kirstyn M. Wildey

Associate;
Cleveland
P: 216.348.5420
kwildey@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Kirstyn is a tax credit finance and commercial real estate attorney with experience representing investors, developers and lenders on tax credit transactions, including federal and state historic tax credits, new market tax credits, and renewable energy tax credits. Kirstyn’s specialties include community development and project financing, and over the years she has led her clients through multimillion dollar transactions in connection with multifamily housing projects, historic rehabilitations, and industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate projects. Kirstyn’s practice also extends to the solar energy arena, where she has significant experience working with lenders and investors in connection with project and construction financing.

In addition, Kirstyn has broad commercial real estate and commercial finance experience that includes representing clients on finance deals, acquisition/disposition, and leasing matters. She also utilizes her tax credit and project finance expertise as a member of the McDonald Hopkins Public Law team.

Kirstyn’s practice is supported by her past industry experience with InSite Capital, which served as the tax credit investing and community development lending arm of Chemical Bank (now Huntington National Bank). In that role, she was responsible for asset management and financial analysis of the company’s community development tax credit and loan portfolio.

She also leverages her work experience and personal passion for community engagement as a Board Member and Chair of the Place Committee for the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, an organization dedicated to promoting the continued re-development of the unique, historic Gateway District in downtown Cleveland into a commercial, entertainment and residential neighborhood.

Kirstyn earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and a B.B.A.,magna cum laude, in Human Resource Management and Marketing from Grand Valley State University. She is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Ohio.

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