Stephanie N. Johnson



Boston College Law School, JD, 2019, cum laude

Tufts University , MA, 2018

Brandeis University , BA, 2013, cum laude

Stephanie Johnson joined Klein Hornig after having spent two summers as a law clerk in the firm’s Boston and Washington offices. Stephanie focuses her practice on a wide range of affordable housing and community development matters, with particular emphasis on tax credits and mixed-finance public housing.

Stephanie earned a dual J.D. from Boston College Law School and M.A. in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Tufts University. During law school, Stephanie was an Articles Editor for the Boston College Law Review and a 3:03 Certified Student Attorney for the Civil Litigation Clinic where she worked on a range of housing law cases. While in law school, Stephanie was awarded three prestigious scholarships: the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Award, the MBLA’s Fletcher “Flash” Wiley Legacy Scholarship Award, and Boston College Law School’s Philip Joseph Privitera '95 Commencement Award.

Earlier in her career, Stephanie was a housing intern at the City of Medford, where she focused on maintaining and preserving Medford’s affordable housing stock, including compliance with HOME and/or LIP standards. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Boston College Law School Rappaport Center for Law and Policy Fellowship, under the auspices of which she interned at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. She also has experience working at the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) in Washington, DC, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Segal Fellow, and for a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.


  • Massachusetts
  • Represented a national nonprofit developer in the acquisition and redevelopment of a mixed income affordable housing complex involving Low-Income Tax Credits, and state and local funds in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Represented a local nonprofit joint venture team in connection with a new construction project that redeveloped a vacant school building into a 40- unit apartment building for low income seniors in Taunton, Massachusetts.
  • Represented a tenant association in connection with their refinancing and redevelopment of its 500 unit mixed-use residential and commercial property using the HUD 223(f) program.
  • Represented a local nonprofit developer with a multi-phase development of a long vacant parcel of formerly MBTA owned land in Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, MA involving Low-Income Tax Credits, and state and local funds.
  • Represented a community development corporation in the new construction of a mixed income affordable housing complex involving federal and state Low-Income Tax Credits, and state and local funds in Medway, MA.
  • Represented a local nonprofit developer in a transaction involving the installation of solar panels on a portfolio of multifamily apartment buildings.
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Associate Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, Member