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Rochelle E. Lento

Rochelle E. Lento

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

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Rochelle E. Lento's practice focuses on affordable housing development and economic development representing developers in transactions involving Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, federal HOME and other HUD Financing Tools, and New Market Tax Credits; and general real estate. Prior to joining Dykema, she was Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and Director of the Law School's Program in Legal Assistance for Urban Communities Clinical Program.

Ms. Lento has been Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Journal on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and continues to author various editorials for the ABA Journal.  She is co-editor and chapter author of The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development, a joint publication of the ABA Section on State and Local Government Law and the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Ms. Lento is Immediate Past Chair of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law for 2008-2009, and served on its Governing committee for 10 years, and currently chairs the Forum's Publication Committee.

In 2002, Ms. Lento was an expert witness on a federal affordable housing case involving a legal malpractice action in Florida. In 1989 she managed the successful re-election campaign of Detroit City Council President Maryann Mahaffey.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1987

Education

University of Detroit, J.D. State University of New York at Potsdam, B.A., cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ms. Lento has been associate Editor and editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and continues to author various editorials for the ABA Journal on Affordable Housing and Community Development.




Professional Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association/ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

Seminars

  • "Participated on various University of Michigan panels, special projects and committees related to affordable housing, real estate development and Detroit-related activities "
  • "Regular speaker/panelist or moderator at conferences on affordable housing and community development law: Nationally, those sponsored by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), and the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law from 1992-2005 and locally at City of Detroit workshops sponsored by the City Planning Commission or Planning & Development Department, Lending Institutions Community Development Conferences, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)"

Articles

  • 1998 - ABA Journal "Affordable Housing and Community Development Association", Associate Editor and Editor in Chief
  • 1994 - Journal of Law Reform, University of Michigan Law School v.27 "Community Development Banking: Strategy for Revitalizing Our Communities"
  • 1992 - Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, Washington University v.42 "Law School Support for Community-Based Economic Development in Low Income Urban Neighborhoods", (with Jeffrey Lehman)
  • ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law "The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development", Co-Editor

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