Jill M. Gilbert

General Counsel

Jill Gilbert brings an extensive background in corporate and other transactional work to her role as General Counsel for Smith NMTC Associates, LLC. Her responsibilities include developing and managing transactions, working closely with outside counsel on all aspects of transactions, supplying project management services through NMTC transaction closings, facilitating exits of NMTC transactions and providing other general legal advice for the company. In her tenure with Smith, Jill has been involved in the placement of over $172.8MM in allocation and has assisted in exiting transactions totaling over $298MM. Due to the efficient closing process she oversees, NMTC transactions are able to close quickly and effectively, including one 6 QALICB Small Dollar QLICI transaction that closed in 4 weeks.

Prior to joining the company, Jill worked with Trans World Airlines for 14 years. After joining the legal department at TWA, she was quickly promoted to executive vice president and general counsel for the TWA Estate following the company’s bankruptcy. Jill was instrumental in the development, approval and implementation of a plan of liquidation for the company. She oversaw the operation of the debtor’s estate, providing services in connection with all aspects of the liquidation and sale of assets. She helped negotiate and resolve in excess of 20,000 bankruptcy claims, was involved in more than 500 preference and other legal actions, and served as legal counsel and liaison to TWA’s Board of Directors and the TWA Estate’s Plan Oversight Committee.  Prior to joining TWA, Jill was a partner with the St. Louis law firm of Ziercher & Hocker, P.C. where she developed a transactional practice and gained extensive experience in corporate and other business matters.

An active community volunteer, Jill has volunteered with the John Felice Rome Center St. Louis Alumni Chapter, St. Liborius Food Pantry and Reed School Association.  Jill has served as board member, co-general counsel and law committee member of Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.

Jill earned her law degree with cum laude distinction from St. Louis University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University with summa cum laudedistinction.  Jill also attended Loyola University’s John Felice Rome Center.