Shahrzad Emami is Founder and Director of the Florida Community Development Legal Project. She is also the Director of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Shahrzad’s practice focuses on the representation of non-profit developers and other organizations that are developing or preserving affordable housing and community based facilities. Her representation includes providing counsel on non-profit corporate governance and business development, drafting and negotiating business agreements including joint ventures, the formation and structuring of business entities, and transactional legal drafting and document review pertaining to the affordable housing real estate development process from site acquisition through closing.
Shahrzad is a member of the Dade-County Bar Association, the Florida Housing Coalition, the South Florida Community Development Coalition, The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Shahrzad also serves on the Enterprise Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing Preservation Advisory Board for Miami-Dade County.
At Miami Law she teaches Introduction to Affordable Housing and Affordable Housing II and Practicum.