Dianne Jackson Mclean

Dianne Jackson McLean has over 30 years of community economic development, real estate, tax-exempt financing, relocation, land use and housing experience. Her practice includes representation of public housing authorities, cities and counties, and nonprofit housing developers in all aspects of affordable housing projects, including multifamily, senior, and mobilehome park rental projects and first-time homebuyer ownership projects. She also represents public housing authorities on energy services agreements.


Ms. Jackson McLean focuses on transactional real estate matters involving the development and preservation of affordable housing and mixed-finance projects. She specializes in transactions that utilize local, state and federal assistance, including tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, HOPE VI, HOPE I, AHP, HCD MHP, Section 8, CDBG, and HOME. Ms. Jackson McLean has represented housing authorities in the development of new affordable housing communities and related developments in San Francisco and Richmond.


Ms. Jackson McLean is a frequent lecturer on affordable housing issues and ethics issues.


A.B., University of California, Berkeley. Masters in City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley. J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco.

Previous Employment

City of Daly City, Community Development Block Grant Coordinator and Associate Planner, Department of Community Development.  City of Sacramento, Associate Planner, Planning Department.  City of Emeryville Redevelopment Agency, Urban Planner.

Professional and Volunteer Affiliations:

State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section Executive Committee; American Bar Association; The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; San Francisco Bar Association, Ethics Committee; Charles Houston Bar Association; California Association of Black Lawyers, Secretary and Board of Directors; and National Bar Association.



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