Kirstyn Wildey
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PHONE 216.348.5420

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Kirstyn is an associate in the business department with a Real Estate and Commercial Finance practice focus.  Her practice includes borrower and lender-side representation on a variety of business matters. Kirstyn’s specialties include community development and project financing, representing investors, lenders and developers using historic preservation tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, and new markets tax credits. She is also active in the firm’s solar energy development and public law practice areas.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Kirstyn was an officer with InSite Capital, a subsidiary of Chemical Financial Corporation, where she was responsible for asset management and financial analysis of the company’s community development tax credit and loan portfolio. Kirstyn earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and a B.B.A., magna cum laude, in Human Resource Management and Marketing from Grand Valley State University. She is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Ohio.


Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Admissions - State

  • Michigan
  • Ohio


  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Grand Valley State University

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Achievement Award, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Award of Excellence for Young Leadership in Financial Services, Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence
  • Distinguished Student Award, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Outstanding Adult Learner Award, Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network

Professional Membership

  • Urban Land Institute
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • State Bar of Michigan

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation - Board Member 
  • Urban Land Institute - Member, Women's Leadership Initiative Committee; Co-Chair, Membership Committee
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Alumni Association - Board Secretary
  • Grand Valley State University Alumni Association - Board Member