Kelly Nicole Childs Williamson

Kelly Nicole Childs Williamson


Kelly Williamson is a Boston taxation attorney who focuses her practice on tax law and real estate law with an emphasis on tax credit transactions.

Ms. Williamson primarily represents clients involved in financing transactions that use the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC). She has experience representing investors, community development entities (CDEs), lenders, developers and borrowers, including qualified active low-income community businesses (QALICBs) to finance a multitude of real estate development projects across the country, including low-income housing, health centers, grocery stores, museums, charter schools, emergency shelters, recovery centers, after-school centers and other community facilities.

Ms. Williamson also has significant experience assisting clients with general corporate matters, such as entity formation, including all relevant documentation, seeking federal tax exempt status, including filing applications with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for such exemption, and state nonprofit registration.

During law school, Ms. Williamson was the president of the Native American Law Students Association at Boston University School of Law, offered pro bono legal services to a number of federally recognized tribes in Oklahoma and earned the honor of the Dean's Award as the top student in the American Indian Law course.

Currently, Ms. Williamson serves on the Board of Trustees for the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School and the Capuano Early Childhood Center Advisory Council.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Indiana University Bloomington, B.A., History, Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Phi Beta Kappa