Moore & Van Allen Welcomes Tracey Easton as Senior Counsel, Adds Low Income Housing Practice to Commercial Real Estate Group
The firm also has expanded the CRE group to include the new Low Income Housing practice, where Easton will focus her work. She most recently was General Counsel at the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing).
“We are thrilled to welcome Tracey to Moore & Van Allen as an integral member of our newly established Low Income Housing practice within our Commercial Real Estate group,” said Evan M. Bass, head of the firm’s CRE group. “Tracey’s high-level experience and leadership with SC Housing will be instrumental to helping our clients navigate the statutory and regulatory waters concerning affordable housing enabling our clients to successfully maximize federal and state financing opportunities.”
At MVA, Easton focuses her practice on matters relevant to developers of low income housing to include low income housing tax credits and other financing opportunities.
With SC Housing, Easton provided leadership and oversight for the organization’s Legal and Compliance and Quality Control departments. SC Housing is the state agency that finances and supports affordable housing opportunities for South Carolina. Previously, she also served as an Assistant Attorney General at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General.
Easton received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Newberry College. She also is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
The firm’s Low Income Housing practice will involve real estate, development and financing related to Low Income Housing tax credits (federal and state), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, public finance bond issuances, and other programs geared towards affordable housing.