Maia Shanklin Roberts

Associate

shanklinrobertsm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7667
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Maia Shanklin Roberts represents housing authorities and private developers in a wide range of complex affordable housing development and real estate transactions. She has been involved in numerous affordable housing, adaptive reuse, and mixed-use transactions involving more than $800 million in federal, state, historic, and energy tax credit syndications, tax-exempt private activity bonds, and other public financing.

Maia also assists in advising clients on matters such as federal procurement requirements the Uniform Relocation Act (URA), and tenant-based and project-based housing choice vouchers, including tenant protection vouchers. She also supports in advising clients on fair housing issues related to the Fair Housing Act.

Her practice also involves representing mortgage lenders that provide multifamily project loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration. She reviews lender title policies, land record documents and assists in drafting loan documents and security instruments for construction, acquisition, and refinancing loans utilizing various financing structures.

Maia's background is in community development. She worked with Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and has led several community-based initiatives, where her role was to facilitate public/private partnerships and leverage community-based resources to aid underserved communities in Washington, D.C.

Professional Activities

Brain Trust Committee Member, Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers

Executive Board, Young Lawyers Division, Washington Bar Association

Publications

Co-author, researcher, "Arts Impact: Development of an Arts District on Baltimore’s West Side," Fall 2010 Community Planning Studio, Department of Urban Studies & Planning, University of Maryland, College Park

Recent Speaking Engagements

Moderator, "Impact of Tax Reform on Low Income Housing Tax Credit Transactions," Ballard Spahr webinar, February 27, 2018

Moderator, "Traps for the Unwary: Challenges and Solutions in LIHTC Transactions," American Bar Association: ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017

Moderator, "Washington Update on Housing and Tax Related Issues," National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Quebec City, Canada, July 23, 2017

American University Washington College of Law (J.D. 2014)

University of Maryland, College Park (M.A. Community Planning, 2014)

Stanford University (B.A. 2007)

Maryland

District of Columbia