"Federated Title is our go-to title company for the very simple reason that they are the best at what they do. Working with Mike Benzi and his team is not only a pleasure, but it gives us the confidence that all our issues are being addressed by smart people who are responsive, prompt, professional, and intelligent."

- Jeff Fox, Foxy Management

Julia A. Solo, Esq.

Senior Vice President & Counsel

Julia’s 20-year legal career has focused on affordable housing, with a sub-specialty in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) transactions. She has closed a diverse portfolio of complex projects including supportive housing developed by non-profit developers, tax-exempt bond and credit projects, HUD projects including 202’s and 811’s, HOPE VI projects, and a range of preservation deals.

Prior to joining FNL, Julia was chief legal officer for the New York Equity Fund and Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s NYC office, where she oversaw NYEF’s closings and worked on development and asset management issues. She previously worked at Nixon Peabody LLP representing investors and syndicators on a range of complex LIHTC transactions in New York City and throughout the United States. Earlier in her career, Julia served as assistant general counsel at the National Equity Fund where she worked as part of a team to structure and close a diverse portfolio of tax credit transactions developed by non-profit developers with a focus on supportive housing projects throughout the northeast.

Areas of Expertise

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Other tax credit finance
  • Affordable Housing Finance
  • Covenants and Restrictions

Education

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Buffalo Law School

Memberships

  • New York City’s Women in Housing and Finance
  • New York City Bar Association Committee on Housing and Urban Development
  • American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing
  • SHANJ
  • SHNNY

“We handle many complicated projects and have a huge commitment to the quality of our work – it’s a source of pride that we assist our clients with challenging and complex deals.”