Laing P. Akers is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg's Real Estate Department in the Columbus, Ohio, office. Laing concentrates her practice on commercial real estate and corporate transactional matters, including private placement of equity, affordable housing and community development transactions, leasing, commercial financing, general corporate counseling and related business matters.
Laing represents companies in all stages of development and evolution including formation, capitalization planning, corporate governance and capital and debt financing. Her experience is in affordable housing and community development matters involving low-income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits and historic rehabilitation tax credits. Laing participates in transactions across the country with various developers and state and federal agencies. She has also counseled syndicators, investors and lenders in connection with direct and indirect equity investments in and lending to affordable housing and community development projects.
Laing advises financial institutions in connection with documenting and negotiating various commercial financing facilities including syndicated facilities, senior debt facilities, mezzanine financing and real estate-backed financing.