About Emily K Morris
Emily K. Morris is an EB-5 corporate and real estate attorney, and the founder of her own law firm, EKM & Associates, PLLC. Located in Washington, D.C., her practice focuses on advising individuals, corporations, and partnerships interested in EB-5 real estate transactions, including real estate project developers who are seeking to raise capital through regional centers. Her areas of expertise also include representing corporations, partnerships, and individuals in matters related to venture capital, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, unsecured and secured lending, finance, corporate transactions, licensing, and municipal tax finance.
Attorney Morris previously served as the supervising attorney for the Attorney General for the District of Columbia Office (OAG) for 13 years, where she focused on public private partnerships transactions and real estate. During her time with the OAG, she served with a group of real estate attorneys dedicated to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (ODMPED), acting as lead counsel for some of the District’s most complex real estate transactions. Attorney Morris has represented the District of Columbia on EB-5-financed public private partnership projects, including a hotel and fire station in southwest D.C. In this capacity, she also resolved conflicts with real estate transactional documents and an intercreditor agreement, and served as lead counsel for the ground lessor, where she was responsible for a complex intercreditor agreement and revisions to the real estate transactional documents required to meet EB-5 requirements.
Attorney Morris has extensive experience working with federal, district, and quasi-district agencies, having successful solved a variety of cross-agency issues. She has directly supported or collaborated with agencies which include the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the District Department of General Services, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development, and the National Capital Planning Commission, among many others.
Attorney Morris is actively licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Bar Association and Real Estate Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association. She is also involved in a number of volunteer activities, including the CED Project Small Business Assistance Program. Attorney Morris received her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Minnesota, and graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School with her Juris Doctor.