Michelle Austin joined Monroe Group as General Counsel in 2021 and directs the legal functions of Monroe and its development partner Steele Properties. She has over 15 years of experience structuring and closing complex real estate transactions for lenders, developers and investors. Prior to joining Monroe, Austin was Senior Counsel at national Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) syndicator where she managed the closing of investment funds representing in excess of $1 billion in tax credit equity and provided legal oversight of acquisition and disposition transactions for the funds. While in private practice, Austin advised clients on all aspects of community development financing, with particular focus on projects financed with LIHTCs.
Austin holds a BA from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, an MA from Colorado State University and a juris doctor (JD) degree from the University of Colorado Law School.