Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development Clinic represents non-profit corporations, community development financial institutions, advocacy organizations, neighborhood associations, governmental entities, social enterprises, and small businesses. Our clients seek to build access to financial services among low-income people, bring arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities, build affordable housing, and break down barriers to affordable housing development in well-resourced communities. All our clients share an interest in promoting economic opportunity and socioeconomic mobility.

On behalf of our clients, students negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of entity choices and deal structures; structure and carry out real estate deals involving affordable housing and other community development projects; negotiate leases; represent borrowers and lenders in financing transactions; research and develop policy guidance; draft and advocate for legislation; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. 

Clinical Faculty:

Anika Singh Lemar
Chuck Muckenfuss

Ways to Engage

LSO Clinic
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