April 23, 2012
Polsinelli welcomes attorney Alice E. Jennett as an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office. Jennett will concentrate her practice on real estate finance, affordable housing, and tax credit law. She also advises clients on various real estate issues regarding the acquisition, development, and financing of commercial, senior, and multi-family residential property.

“We are glad to have Alice join our office as we continue to expand our footprint within the St. Louis marketplace and nationally,” said Randy Gerber, Managing Director of the St. Louis office. “Polsinelli is committed to developing young attorneys within the metropolitan region and we strive to be the choice for legal professionals in the St. Louis area when there are opportunities that fit with our clients’ needs.”

Led by Practice Chair Janice Hetland, the firm’s Tax Credit Finance and Development group has a nationwide presence, with vast knowledge and industry experience regarding development and finance of projects utilizing federal historic tax credits, federal new markets tax credits (both as equity investments and as loans), federal energy tax credits and federal low-income housing tax credits. Jennett will work closely with equity investors, developers, lenders and tax credit allocatees in a variety of real estate matters involving federal, state and local tax credits and incentives, including new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and low-income housing tax credits.

“Polsinelli provides me with opportunities to develop my abilities and learn from some very experienced legal professionals,” said Jennett. “I’m very excited to be practicing for a national law firm with highly respected attorneys involved in the development of interesting and important projects for St. Louis and nationally.”

Jennett received her LL.M. in taxation from Washington University in May 2011. She graduated cum laude with her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010. During law school she was actively involved in Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, as well as the Women Law Students’ Association. Jennett also holds a bachelor of arts in criminal justice, with a minor in psychology from Saint Louis University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2007. Jennett is a member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is an avid runner and has participated in many races throughout the St. Louis area.

The St. Louis office of Polsinelli is comprised of attorneys who are committed to the vitality, economic development and sustainability of St. Louis’s business and legal communities. They are involved with and serve in leadership roles including the Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, and Missouri Growth Association, among others.