Desi Imetovski, a resident of Shelton, has joined Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. as Senior Counsel in the Business Services Department, concentrating in the area of Affordable Housing and Community & Economic Development. She formerly served as Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch where she ensured attorney compliance with the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct. Prior to her position with the state judicial branch, Attorney Imetovski owned and managed her own law firm where she represented individuals and businesses in the purchase, sale and refinance of residential and commercial properties for almost a decade.
In her new role, Attorney Imetovski will provide legal representation and services to public housing authorities, municipalities, and private developers. The redevelopment of low-income public housing involves many facets of legal expertise including in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finance programs, Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs, bond financing and other complex legal tools.
“Desi Imetovski brings a unique perspective to our growing law firm,” said Rolan Young Smith, Senior Partner and head of the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community & Economic Development Department at Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. “Desi’s private firm background in commercial real estate law, along with her state government experience interpreting rules, regulations, and state and federal laws, will be invaluable in helping our clients address regulatory issues and overcome hurdles to acquire decent, safe and affordable rental housing for low income families,” Young Smith added.
“I am thrilled to join the very smart, hard-working and well-respected team at Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.,” said Attorney Imetovski. “In particular, the opportunity to work with Attorney Rolan Young
Smith, a distinguished leader in the field of affordable housing and urban revitalization … and someone who I have admired for many, many years … is very exciting for me,” she added.
Desi Imetovski is a regular presenter and panelist at numerous seminars for the Connecticut Bar Association as well as for community and trade groups in the areas of legal ethics, real estate transactions and landlord tenant law. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University and the Quinnipiac University School of Law where she was recognized with the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate, Service to the Law School, Service to the Community, and the Advanced Bankruptcy Distinguished Academic Achievement awards. Attorney Imetovski is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.
Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has offices in Milford, Norwalk, and Westport, Connecticut. A leading player in the field of affordable housing and community & economic development in the state of Connecticut, the firm has more than 35 attorneys and 50 years of experience representing the interests of municipalities throughout the state.