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

July 13, 2021

Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert (“TAG”), a practice that specializes in New Markets Tax Credits (“NMTC”) and related financing and capital services, is pleased to announce that Laurel Tinsley will join as the new Managing Director of the practice. A leader in the field, Laurel brings extensive experience in structuring complex transactions as an attorney, developer and investor dedicated to transforming communities.

Laurel has an impressive track record of structuring complex transactions involving NMTCs, as well as tax credits for historic rehabilitation, low-income housing, renewable energy, brownfield and affordable housing assistance program that have helped spur economic development. She brings industry experience in not-for-profit, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, education and renewable energy—which will provide important depth to TAG’s services and capabilities in the years ahead.

“We are thrilled to have Laurel join us and apply her passion and broad knowledge to support and lead our practice. This will enable us to reach additional disadvantaged businesses and communities by helping projects secure funding through the NMTC Program and other programs,” said Tammy Propst, the Founder and Former Managing Director of TAG.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Laurel served as Chief Executive Officer of MBS Urban Initiatives CDE, LLC and as Deputy General Counsel of Development at McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, she also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Washington University School of Law, where she’s taught Introduction to Tax Credits and Development Incentives since 2008.

Cherry Bekaert LLP formally announced the acquisition of TAG—a consulting firm that specialized in New Markets Tax Credits and related financing and capital services to clients— in April of 2020. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, TAG now operates as TAG by Cherry Bekaert.