Rachel Churchill assists clients with their real estate needs, including handling financing, acquisitions and dispositions, land use analysis and advocacy, leasing and related matters. In serving clients as diverse as financial institutions, private equity funds, private developers, state agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and cultural institutions, she also draws on her experience with complex corporate debt and equity financings, start-up funding, general corporate structuring and governance matters, and public finance offerings.
Her extensive public finance experience includes the structuring and facilitation of a variety of tax-exempt bond transactions. She has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and issuer’s counsel, among other capacities. Her public finance work has focused on debt issuances to support 501(c)(3) organizations, such as colleges and universities, secondary schools, cultural institutions, and other charitable organizations. She has also served as counsel for various public authorities related to their bond issuances.
Active in the pro bono legal community, Rachel assists not-for-profit entities with various transactional matters, serves veterans as an accredited representative before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and serves indigent residential tenants in housing matters through a partnership with the Boston Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project. While at Suffolk University Law School, Rachel represented clients as a Rule 3:03 certified attorney in the university’s Housing and Consumer Protection Clinic.
Rachel is an elected member of her town’s legislative body. Rachel’s community involvement has also included serving on the board of Berkshire Family and Individual Resources and of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association. She has been recognized for her public service work as a recipient of the AmeriCorps Service Scholarship, the Paul Tsongas Scholarship, and the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Public Service Scholarship, and as the inaugural recipient of the MCLA Young Alumni award.