Practices

  • Affordable Housing
  • Admissions and Occupancy, Fair Housing, and Affordable Housing Compliance
  • Community Development
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Taisha N. Sturdivant


617.224.0618


Education

Boston College Law School, JD, 2016

Brandeis University, BA, 2011, cum laude


Taisha Sturdivant focuses her practice on a wide range of affordable housing and community development issues, including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, civil rights, and a wide range of regulatory compliance matters.

Taisha earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School. There she was a research assistant to Professor Mark S. Brodin, and a student advocate in the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project and Civil Litigation Clinic.

Prior to joining Klein Hornig, Taisha served as a Guest Op-Ed Columnist at the Boston Globe, and interned in the chambers of U.S. District Judges Denise Casper, Mark Wolf, and Nancy Gertner (ret.). Taisha’s dedication to affordable housing and community development has roots in her residence and activism in many of Boston’s strained neighborhoods. Her interest was cemented by her work during law school. Notably, Taisha interned at the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), where she reviewed transactional agreements, researched and drafted memoranda on a plethora of affordable housing matters, and co-led an organization-wide corporate policy and operational procedures training for POAH employees.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts
  • Assisted in representing a local nonprofit developer in connection with the acquisition and rehabilitation of 34 residential buildings and a community building used for the provision of property management services and supportive services for residents of the project and surrounding neighborhood
  • Assisted in representing a community development corporation in connection with closing construction financing for an affordable housing homeownership development
  • Assisted in representing a community development corporation with closing financing for the acquisition of a 52-unit multifamily housing development
  • Assists in providing ongoing advice and counsel to nonprofit and for-profit developers and public housing agencies in affordable housing compliance matters including relocation, Section 504, fair housing and civil rights
  • Review of Beginner’s Guide to the Fair Housing Act, Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Vol. 26, 2017
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse, Leadership Committee Member
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Fundraising Committee Member
  • Brooke Charter Schools, Ambassador
  • AWARDS

  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Boston College Law School Black Law Students Association, 2018
  • Honorable Justice Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Dean’s Award for Diversity, Boston College Law School, 2016
  • Public Interest Designation Fellow, Boston College Law School, 2016
  • Ruth-Arlene W. Howe Black Student Initiative Award, Boston College Black Alumni Network, 2015
  • Panelist “Types of Section 8 Assistance and How to Leverage Them,” American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development- October 2018
  • Co-Facilitated a workshop entitled, “Driving a Closing: Organizational Structure and Deal Considerations,” The Kuehn Charitable Foundation Fellowship Training- February 2018