Windels Marx expands in N.J. with addition of Chou as partner

New York City-based law firm Windels Marx has added Isabel D. Chou as a partner in its New Brunswick office, it announced Tuesday.

Her practice focuses on affordable housing, redevelopment, municipal and nonprofit law. Chou’s experience is with the complex structuring and financing of affordable housing and redevelopment projects using federal, state and local government subsidy and incentive programs.

She’s also worked in a range of public housing authorities, municipalities and private developers.

“We are committed to deepening our existing strengths and diversifying our practice mix in areas suited to our clients’ needs,” Robert L. Liuddy, managing partner, said. “We welcome Isabel and particularly her affordable housing, redevelopment and nonprofit experience.”

Chou previously spent 10 years in nonprofit program management and organizational development with a focus on childhood health and education advocacy. She currently serves as a committee volunteer for The Waterfront Project, a free legal clinic in Hudson County, and the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco in California.

Chou received her J.D. from Rutgers University in Newark, M.P.A. from the University of San Francisco  and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Chou is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.

Windels Marx now has 143 lawyers firm-wide, of which 75 lawyers are licensed to practice in New Jersey and 131 in New York.