Polsinelli welcomes attorney Stephanie B. Deterding as an associate in the firm’s Financial Services department where she will focus her practice on all aspects of tax credit finance and affordable housing development. Prior to practicing law, Deterding served with Ernst & Young US, LLP in its St. Louis office where she gained corporate and partnership taxation experience at the federal and state levels.
“Stephanie will be an asset to our clients both in St. Louis and nationally,” said St. Louis Managing Director Randy S. Gerber. “She will be able to leverage her tax experience at Ernst & Young and provide value for our clients. We’re pleased she’s on our team.”
Deterding will join a Financial Services group that consists of more than 80 attorneys stretching from Los Angeles to New York. The attorneys help connect firm clients to regional, national and international financial markets and products.
Concentrating her practice in tax credit law, Deterding works with equity investors, developers, lenders and allocatees in a variety of real estate and financing matters involving federal, state and local tax credits, including New Markets Tax Credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and low-income housing tax credits.
While with Ernst & Young, Deterding calculated and drafted annual and quarterly footnote disclosures for both public and private financial statements, as well as drafted opinions on complex federal and state tax issues in a variety of tax areas.
“I was attracted to Polsinelli Shughart because of the Tax Credit Finance and Development group’s national reach and its excellent reputation for high quality work,” Deterding said. “Polsinelli offers an outstanding opportunity to further develop my own tax credit law practice while working alongside some of the top attorneys in the business.”
Deterding earned her law degree with a taxation concentration from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008. She also served on the Saint Louis University Law Journal. She earned a B.S. degree in Accounting and Economics, cum laude, from Loyola University in 2005.