Althea is partner and co-chair of the Real Estate practice. She has held several leadership roles at the firm, having served as the former co-chair of the Affordable Housing industry team, former Hiring Partner and former co-chair of the Diversity Committee. Althea is a leading practitioner in real estate law, representing developers, owners and governmental agencies in structuring complex commercial real estate transactions. While her primary focus is affordable housing and community development, she has led transactions for many different types of projects, including projects that have involved joint ventures, mixed-income housing, mixed-use developments, public/private partnerships, private equity, conventional and government based debt financing, and federal, state and local subsidies, such low-income housing and other tax credits and TAD funding.
Althea is well-regarded in the broader community for her social engagement and expertise. She is a previous winner of the National CREW Impact Award for Economic and Community Improvement for her work on the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Althea was recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer, as the Most Effective Deal Maker for 2018 by the Fulton County Daily Report/Georgia Legal Awards, as a Law and Justice Woman of the Year, and as an Atlanta Tribune Woman of Influence. She is also a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.