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Laurel Tinsley Brings Strategic Experience to Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert


Laurel has impressive experience in structuring complex transactions involving NMTCs, as well as tax credits for historic rehabilitation, social housing, renewable energy, brownfields, and affordable housing assistance programs that have helped. to stimulate economic development. She brings experience in non-profit industry, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, education and renewable energy, which will bring significant depth to TAG’s services and capabilities in the years to come.

“We are delighted that Laurel is joining us and applying her passion and vast knowledge to support and lead our practice. This will allow us to reach other disadvantaged businesses and communities by helping projects obtain funding through the NMTC program and other programs, ”said Tammy propst, the founder and former CEO of TAG.

Before joining Cherry Bekaert, Laurel was CEO of MBS Urban Initiatives CDE, LLC and Deputy General Counsel of Development at McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, she is also an assistant professor at the Washington University Faculty of Law, where she has been teaching introduction to tax credits and development incentives since 2008.

Cherry Bekaert LLP officially announced the acquisition of TAG, a consulting firm specializing in new market tax credits and related client financing and capital services, in April 2020. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, TAG now operates as TAG through Cherry Bekaert.

About the Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert

Tax advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert specializes in new market tax credits and other financing and capital services, helping nonprofit and for-profit organizations access capital and transform communities across the United States, of Florida at Alaska. In addition to managing $ 545 million of NMTC assets, and the drafting of $ 1 billion in successful NMTC applications, TAG has been instrumental in securing funding for more than $ 1.5 billion for community and economic development projects across the country since 2004. The practice offers a range of financing and capital raising services, including:

  • NMTC funding
  • Community Development Entity (“CDE”) Certification Applications
  • NMTC allocation requests
  • CDE compliance and asset management (“CAM”), deployment and accounting
  • Historical tax credit financing
  • Federal and state incentives and tax credit financing

About Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ranked among the largest audit, tax and advisory firms in the United States, Cherry Bekaert LLP offers solutions in the areas of transaction advice, insurance and risk advice, digital solutions, cybersecurity, specialized taxation, benefits advice and wealth management. With clients in all 50 states and overseas, we have industry knowledge in the areas of technology, health and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, private equity, l real estate and construction, professional services, hospitality and retail, government and non-profit organizations. We exercise a deliberate curiosity to learn about our clients’ industries and work together as one team to guide them forward.

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