Crystal A. Thorpe



Crystal Thorpe collaborates with clients to plan and execute on real estate transactions, with a particular focus on affordable housing developments, tax credit projects, and real estate finance. Crystal represents both lenders and borrowers, nonprofit and for-profit developers, governmental entities, and investors.

As a former tax consultant, Crystal brings exceptional organizational, managerial and analytical skills to the lifecycle of a transaction.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Crystal worked as a director at a big four accounting firm, advising multinational corporations on international and domestic on tax matters — from planning to compliance to audit prevention and assistance. 


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. in Tax (2016)

University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D. with distinction (2008)

Regis University
B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude (2004)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Arts of Life – Executive Board (Member)


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
Awards Methodology
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