Thompson Coburn real estate partner Amelia Lewis has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. She is one of only two attorneys on the 2015 list, which includes a variety of community leaders in health care, technology, manufacturing, nonprofits and more.
Business Journal editors reported a record number of nominations for this year’s list — 750. The 40 winners will be honored at a Feb. 19 awards banquet in St. Louis.
Amelia, a member of the firm’s Management Committee, focuses her practice on the New Markets Tax Credit Program. Her work in the NMTC area is national in scope; she regularly works with many of the largest investors and allocatees in the country. Recent transactions include a $72 million mixed-use development at the University of Rochester (New York), the $200 million renovation of the Crosstown Sears building in Memphis, $5.8 million in tax credits to support the expansion of agricultural retailer Rural King into new facilities in Ohio, and $4.7 million in tax credits to the Discovery Science Center in Los Angeles
Amelia represents clients of all types involved in NMTC projects: Investors, lenders, developers and community development entities. For five years, she was one of approximately 60 reviewers selected nationwide by the U.S. Treasury Department to review applications for New Market Tax Credits allocations, which are awarded once a year by the federal government.
In September 2014, Amelia joined Thompson Coburn’s Management Committee — she is one of the youngest partners to ever join the firm’s governing committee.
Amelia earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and obtained a B.A., with distinction, from Stanford University.
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