About Courtney

Thoughtful, long-view business law counsel with a special focus on nonprofits

Courtney Lynch is an established business and nonprofit attorney who guides clients through a variety of transactional matters, focusing on affordable housing, religious and charitable activities, small business and health care. She helps clients with entity formation, corporate governance, tax exemptions, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and contract preparation and negotiation. Courtney also advises on the acquisition, financing, disposition and restructuring of strategically significant assets. Her clients include:

  • Affordable housing developers, syndicators and investors
  • Religious organizations
  • Public charities
  • Private foundations
  • Long-term care facility owners and operators
  • Family businesses
  • Community associations

As a deal lawyer, Courtney understands the value of building bridges that enable her clients to achieve their legal and business goals. She places a special emphasis on becoming a trusted partner and advisor to her clients, enabling her to better contribute to their success.

Experience in Action

  • Promotes the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing nationwide. Investors, syndicators, lenders and developers in affordable housing projects involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), historic tax credits (HTC) and HUD financing look to Courtney for help navigating the complex structures and transactions needed to get such projects off the ground.
  • Handles an array of issues as outside counsel to church extension funds and other religious foundations. Courtney prepares, reviews and files offering circulars and nationwide state securities exemptions and registrations, and provides corporate, contract, lending, real estate and property tax advice.
  • Leads teams through the sale or acquisition of primarily family businesses in diverse industries. Courtney guides clients through the somewhat hectic process of buying or selling a company in order to cross the finish line and achieve the clients’ goals. 

Successes

  • Led nonprofit affordable housing developer to close three combined $70 million LIHTC-financed projects in two states.
  • Successfully closed acquisitions of multiple long-term care facilities in three states for growing health care facility owner and operator.
  • Obtained 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit organization originally and incorrectly organized as a Section 501(c)(4) entity.

Professional Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch," Nonprofit / Charities Law, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Nonprofit Organizations, 2017-present

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Real Estate and Land Use Executive Committee, member; chair, 2019
    • Standing Committee on Professionalism, member, 2013-2018
  • Indiana State Bar Association, member
  • Executive Women in Finance, member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Indiana, member
  • Quarles Cares volunteer
  • Wheeler Mission Legal Clinic

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