Katrina Thompson represents investors, syndicators and community development entities in transactions involving low-income housing, historic, energy and new markets tax credits. She also represents clients in commercial leasing, general real estate and loan transactions.
Katrina advises on transactions that frequently involve a variety of funding sources, including traditional construction and permanent loans, tax-exempt and taxable bonds, HUD- and USDA Rural Development-insured loan products, Section 8 and USDA Rental Assistance subsidies, grants and a variety of state and local loan programs.
Passionate about community development and the creation of affordable housing, Katrina personally believes in the work that she does. Katrina is appreciated for the ways she brings efficiency and a practical, reasonable approach to problem-solving when negotiating and closing deals.
As a proud Brazilian-American, she is co-chair of BTLatinx, Barnes & Thornburg's Hispanic and Latino talent resource group and is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Katrina is dedicated to supporting programs and initiatives that create opportunity for everyone.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board Chair, The Childhood League Center
Board Member, Ohio Northern University
Member, Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
Ombudsmen and Member, Women Lawyers of Franklin County (Past-President and Former Board Member, 10+ years)
Member, Women’s Affordable Housing Network
Development Committee Member, All Inclusive Living
Former Board Member, Law School Alumni Board, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Class of 2020
Leadership Columbus, Class of 2019
Graduate, Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute
Graduate, Chase/YWCA Generation Y Leadership Project
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Columbus Bar Association Real Property Section
Member, Ohio Women's Bar Association
Adjunct professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, transactional practice, Fall 2018
Lawyers of Color Wonderful Women List, 2023
Nation's Best, Lawyers of Color, 2020
Ohio State Bar Foundation Statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under, 2020
Ohio State Bar Foundation District 7 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under, 2020
Honoree, Business First Magazine's 40 Under 40
Business Journal Network Influencers: Law list, 2018
Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
Columbus Business First People to Know in Law, 2017