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Joy Willig


SRED 6210 - Legal Issues in Real Estate Development


Joy Willig has over twenty-five years of experience as an attorney and senior advisor specializing in real estate development and finance, with significant expertise in legal analysis, negotiation, and problem-solving. She has served as Senior Vice President and Counsel and as a senior executive of multiple state agencies in New York State, as Advisor to the Director of Real Estate Planning and Development for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and Development Consultant to HRI Properties.

Ms. Willig has been instrumental in the financial and legal structuring of complex multi-family housing in New York City, New York State and New Orleans, Louisiana. Ms. Willig has a JD from Cardozo Law School and a BS from Cornell University. Ms. Willig has lectured at Brooklyn Law School and for various bar associations and affordable housing organizations about housing finance. She is currently Of Counsel to Jones Walker, LLP, where her practice is primarily focused on affordable housing development projects.