Jordana Katz Nelson


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Jordana Nelson counsels clients in the area of commercial real estate transactions with a focus on affordable housing projects and economic incentives. Jordana brings a unique blend of experience to her practice, having served as general counsel for a public housing authority and as general counsel for a leading multi-family developer.

Jordana’s practice includes:

  • Economic Incentives – Counseling local governments and private parties on structuring tax incentives to promote economic development, including tax increment financing and tax abatements.
  • Affordable Housing – Representing public housing authorities and other developers in the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of multi-family housing properties, including negotiating equity financing subsidized through Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) and HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD).
  • Commercial Real Estate & Finance – Representing buyers, sellers and lenders in real estate matters and commercial loans.

Upon graduating from law school in 2005, Jordana joined the Public Finance Practice Group at Bass, Berry, & Sims where she practiced for five years before pursuing a position as General Counsel and Vice President of Redevelopment for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, responsible for its redevelopment activities, including an active tax increment financing program and redevelopment of existing public housing. Most recently, she was General Counsel of LHP Capital, LLC, a private developer and manager of multi-family housing properties, where she was responsible for general legal matters and actively involved in affordable housing projects utilizing the LIHTC program.


American Bar Association — Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

Knoxville Bar Association — Member

The Industrial Development Board of the City of Knoxville — Board of Directors

Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation — Board of Directors, Secretary

Executive Women’s Association — Member

Leadership Knoxville (Class of 2015)