Lecturer in Law
Dina is the Deputy Director of Regional Housing Legal Services: Dina has more than 20 years of experience in the area of real estate law, concentrating primarily on community development and economic development initiatives. She has represented for profit and nonprofit developers, institutional lenders, and community financial institutions in matters pertaining to affordable housing tax credit transactions, homeownership and moderate income housing initiatives, commercial economic development initiatives including those that involve the use of New Market Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits. Dina also has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations in the application and maintenance of federal and state tax exemption.
Community Involvement: Dina is a member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. She is also a board member of the Philadelphia based Homeless Assistance Fund, Inc. Experience and Education: Dina is a former Associate Practice Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law. Dina graduated from Miami University and earned her law degree in 1985 from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Articles and Book Chapters
ESOP Fiduciary Committees, J. EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP, L. & FIN., VOL. 12, NO.3 (Summer, 2000).
Department of Housing and Urban Development and Section 3: Challenges and Opportunities, CLEARINGHOUSE REV., May, June 1999.
Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities: The New Cure for Distressed Urban Communities or the Same Old Band-Aid?, HYBRID: J. L. & SOC. CHANGE, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1994).
Community Land Trusts: Stabilizing Communities, Preserving Affordability, ECON. DEV. & L. CENTER REP., VOL 22, Issue 4, December 1993.
Community Land Trusts: A Model for Affordable Housing, HOUSING & DEV. DIG., Vol. 1 Issue 2, January 1991.
More publications can be found here.
- Community Economic Development
- Micro-enterprise Development Pedagogy of Transactional Clinical Programs
Penn Law - Practice Associate Professor of Law (2004 -); Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, Small Business Clinic (2000-04)
Steiker, Fischer & Olson, P.C. - Senior Associate (1999-2000)
Regional Housing Legal Services - Director of Economic Development (1997-99)
City of Philadelphia Law Department - Deputy City Solicitor (1995-97)
Regional Housing Legal Services - Staff Attorney (1989-95)
Community Legal Services, Inc. - Staff Attorney (1985-89)
- Small Business Clinic