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Emily Feder

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Emily Feder’s background and significant experience in community development gives her a comprehensive perspective on real estate law. Seeing her work have positive and tangible impacts on communities motivates Emily, and allows her to support, promote and nurture her client’s overall business goals.

Emily’s practice focuses on all types of real estate transactions, from acquisition and disposition to leasing, and finance. By monitoring and researching real estate trends, emerging industries, and new approaches and areas of law, Emily is able to provide thorough and efficient counsel to her clients. 

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Emily was a vice president in the community development banking group at a leading national bank, where she sourced, structured, and led origination and closing of new markets tax credit transactions for the Western United States. She also previously practiced in tax credit finance and syndication in Washington, D.C., and California.

Emily began her professional career as a teacher, and currently serves on the Associates Board for Teach for America, a non-profit organization working to combat education inequality. In addition, Emily is a member of the Junior Committee for the Phase One Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Phase I and Phase II clinical cancer research, innovative education and treatment programs, and funding leaders in the scientific and medical community.


  • Teach for America Los Angeles Associates, Board Member


Emily received her J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law where she was the recipient of the Rosenbloom Award and a pro bono Certificate of Recognition.  Prior to law school, Emily earned a Masters Degree in Teaching from Fordham University in New York, NY, where she served as a teacher through the Teach for America program.  Emily earned her A.B. in comparative literature from Princeton University.


  • California
  • Washington, DC