Katherine R. Rist is a partner and real estate business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Rist has experience in real estate transactions, representing financial institutions, land developers, investors, property owners and managers in real property sales and acquisitions, real estate development and zoning matters, including mixed-use and residential condominium developments, and the negotiation of commercial and industrial leases.
She is a member of the Real Estate and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices.Ms. Rist concentrates her work in affordable housing development and finance.
She has experience representing developers and investors involved in the development of affordable multifamily housing and supportive living projects that use the syndication of low income housing tax credits, rental subsidies, governmental loans and grant programs, including HOME loans and FHLB Affordable Housing Program grants.
Ms. Rist also has experience in representing non-profit organizations along with for-profit developers in connection with FHA-insured multi-family loan transactions and direct HUD loans.
Ms. Rist earned her law degree in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (J.D., magna cum laude), where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She earned her undergraduate degree in finance and marketing in 2002 from Washington University in St. Louis (B.S., magna cum laude).
Admissions and Professional Memberships :
Ms. Rist is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, and is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar and the American Bar Association.
Representative Matters :
- Foley represents the developer of a complicated 80 unit housing project that involves LIHTC, City of Madison Affordable Housing Fund support, and other tiers of capital.
- Represented a major asset-based lender in a senior asset-based loan transaction to a manufacturing and engineering company with operations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado. It involved significant intercreditor, credit insurance, and real estate issues. The transaction closed in June 2009.
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