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Dionne Savage

Tax Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   1 review

also known as Dionne Savage Williams

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 6 years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 23 years
    New Jersey - NJ 21 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2017
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Dionne

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    New Markets Tax Credits, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits.

    20 years

  2. Business
    Advising clients in all aspects of business transactions. Acquisitions, Mergers and Sale of Companies, Contract Negotiations, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Agreements.

    24 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    Commercial Real Estate, HUD Multifamily Finance

    18 years

  4. Project finance

    20 years

  5. Public finance and tax exempt finance
    Municipal Finance

    11 years, 5 cases

Dionne Savage is a business attorney with two decades of legal experience in real estate, structured finance, securities and corporate law. She founded Savage & Associates in January 2010 to represent community and economic development clients with complicated legal needs. She now serves a diverse client base that includes community development entities, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, banks, government agencies and nonprofits.

The focus of the firm—to drive capital investment and economic development to disadvantaged communities—is deeply personal. Dionne grew up in a working-class family in Philadelphia and saw the ways that neighborhoods with limited resources struggle to provide the goods and services necessary for residents to maintain a basic standard of living. Early on, she set out to become a force for change.
Prior to founding Savage & Associates, Dionne practiced law at a number of well-known corporate law firms, including Ballard Spahr LLP, White and Williams LLP and Stevens & Lee. During her time in Big Law, Dionne routinely helped to execute complicated financial and real estate transactions for Fortune 500 companies and sophisticated institutional investors. Through direct experience, she learned how capital is acquired, structured and leveraged to accomplish client goals.

Dionne earned a J.D. from American University in 2000. During law school, she interned for U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton and provided legal assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in urban communities through the American University Community & Economic Development Law Clinic. She earned a B.A. from Temple University, graduating with honors. Dionne is currently admitted to practice Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Washington D.C.

In addition to her legal practice, Dionne is an adjunct law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, teaching corporate legal drafting. She has also appeared as a legal contributor on local and national media outlets.

Since founding the firm, she has received a number of professional recognitions. She is a named Lawyer of Distinction, member of Inner City Capital Connections and a Certified Woman-Owned Business. She is an alumnus of Goldman Sach’s prestigious “10,000 small businesses” program.


Savage & Associates Law Group, P.C.
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
Savage & Associates Law Group, P.C.
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite #501
Washington, DC, 20015
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Posted by Lin | March 14, 2021
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I am pleased to provide this phenomenal and great review for a great and phenomenally accomplished attorney, Dionne Savage. I am probably one of the most critical individuals of all with respect to legal counsel, Attorney, Dionne Savage is a brilliant, knowledgeable, experienced and accomplished attorney, with regards complex New Markets Tax legal transactions and related complex Financing Agreements, Business Agreements, Settlement Agreements, Construction Agreements, Closing Documents and Managements of other Legal Counsel. She is also a resourceful attorney, that incurs and develops new business connections and opportunities for her clients. She also is like the "energizer bunny" We almost, hired a large national firm, it is highly doubtful that they could have gotten us over the finish line of a 3 year, on again, off again $ 20,000.000. Land Acquisition and new building project, involving New Markets Tax Credits and several complex major lending sources. Dionne & her firm managed the Closing amongst all these entities like a maestro conductor, while simultaneously attending to the remote details of each instrument in the orchestra or element of the deal. For the Best in the Industry you can never go wrong with the Dionne Savage Law Group.
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Law Professor (Legal Drafting and Contracts)
  • American University Washington College Of Law
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • White & Williams, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Stevens & Lee
  • 2000 - 2005
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  • American University Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Dionne Savage closed the transaction as the attorney for the borrower
  • Case Study of NMTC/HTC Transaction - Strawberry Mansion's Eastern Lofts
  • 2017
  • Novogradac & Company LLP
  • New Markets Tax Credits Conference
  • 2015
  • Novogradac & Company LLP
  • New Markets Tax Credit Conference
  • 2011

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Philadelphia Tax Lawyer Dionne Savage
Dionne Savage
Tax Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 23 years