Debbie Klis is an attorney. She is currently a shareholder at Polsinelli, based in Washington, D.C.
She focuses her practice on Opportunity Zones, as well as debt and equity capital markets, EB-5 financing, private placements and investments, real estate equity, REITs and corporate financing.
Klis is experienced with financial products, such as derivatives and global equity offerings that represent broker-dealers, investment banks, issuers, funds, placement agents, investment advisers and others. She also advises clients on matters related to Opportunity Zones, the Commodity Futures Act, the Investment Adviser Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She is experienced in private securities offerings and investment-grade debt offerings.
Klis’ representative experience includes: a $150 million loan to a West Coast solar project; a $23.5 million loan to a high-rise luxury apartment project developer in Arizona; and a $16 million loan to a housing authority for a mixed-use real estate, low-income housing development project.
Klis has been admitted to the District of Columbia and state bars of California and Maryland. She received her B.S. from Santa Clara University, her Juris Doctor from the Golden Gate University School of Law, and her LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
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