University of California at Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law,
Member, California Law Review
B.A., with distinction, 1997
Phi Beta Kappa
The Missouri Bar
CDFI Fund Reviewer, New Markets Tax Credit Program
CDFI Fund Reviewer, CDFI Program
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present
40 Under 40 Award - Class of 2015 from St. Louis Business Journal
Listed in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer, 2011-2016
Named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2013
Thompson Coburn LLP
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID) - Board Member
Habitat for Humanity St. Louis - Board Member
SouthSide Early Childhood Center - Advisory Board Member
Amelia is Chair of the Tax Credit Practice Group and a member of Thompson Coburn's Management Committee.
She focuses her practice on financing transactions involving federal and state new markets, historic, and low-income housing tax credits, as well as a variety of state tax credit programs, including brownfield and MDFB contribution tax credits.
Amelia has represented lenders, developers, nonprofit organizations, community development entities, and tax credit investors in connection with residential and commercial real estate developments, as well as financing for operating businesses. Transactions in which Amelia has been involved have also included tax increment financing, tax exempt bonds, special taxing districts, and real property tax abatement. She was selected for inclusion in the 2013-2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) and was included in the 2011-2016 editions of Chambers USA.