Sarah Markenson-Bussel



Saint Louis University School of Law, JD, MPA, 2013

Saint Louis University, BA, 2009, magna cum laude

Sarah Markenson-Bussel joined Klein Hornig in 2018 focusing her practice on real estate and community development with a particular focus on New Markets Tax Credit, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credit transactions. Sarah regularly represents nonprofit and for-profit developers, qualified active low-income community businesses (QALICBs), and community development entities (CDEs).

Before joining Klein Hornig, Sarah was an associate at Nixon Peabody, in the Tax Credit Finance and Syndication Group. Drawing on her previous experience as assistant general counsel of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and her work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prior to law school, Sarah provides clients with unique insights relating to all aspects of their real estate finance and tax credit transactions.


  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • Represented a developer using New Markets Tax Credits in connection with the construction of a 32,000 square foot commercial space that will serve as headquarters for a tech incubator with additional ground floor retail and community services.
  • Represented a national nonprofit developer in connection with the sale of a portfolio of HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly projects.
  • Represented a community housing development organization in connection with a six site portfolio transaction to rehabilitate 244 units of senior housing financed by tax-exempt bonds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and USDA-Rural Development Section 538 and Section 515 loans.
  • Represented a public library in connection with the renovation and expansion of their facilities using New Markets Tax Credits.
  • Represented a national nonprofit developer in a transaction involving the construction of 71 units of affordable housing with tax-exempt bond financing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.
  • Represented a national nonprofit developer in a transaction involving the installation of solar panels on a portfolio of multifamily apartment buildings.
  • Represented a developer in negotiating disposition agreements with the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Anti-Defamation League National Committee on Civil Rights and ADL NextGen