Eleanor C. Werenko

Ms. Werenko has been an active part of the Stelzner Firm’s team providing housing development legal services to MFA since 2016 (legal services were provided by the Sheehan Firm prior to its dissolution in 2020). Outside of representing MFA as its outside general counsel and housing development legal counsel she maintains a mostly transactional practice, representing business entities from formation through dissolution, and including in the sale and acquisition of stock and assets, including real property. In addition to representing business interests, she also acts as general counsel to Ventana Fund and to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Pool.

Ms. Werenko has served as the lead attorney providing housing development legal services to MFA since 2019. In her role as housing development counsel to MFA ‘s Housing Development Department Ms. Werenko works closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Housing Development as well as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Manager, Loan Officers and other Program Managers and support staff. She routinely advises MFA’s Housing Development Department on matters of programmatic compliance and matters real to the financing of and security for real property transactions. Ms. Werenko has substantial firsthand experience in the business, operations, and programs of MFA and its Housing Development Department. Ms. Werenko has also assisted MFA as counsel for the issuer (not bond counsel) when MFA has issued 501(c)(3) bonds for multi-family 4% LIHTC projects.

In short, Ms. Werenko has a depth and breadth of experience with MFA’s Housing Development Department and is uniquely qualified to advise MFA’s Housing Development Department as its housing development counsel.

Shareholder / Attorney

Email: ecw@stelznerlaw.com

Phone: 505-938-7770

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Local Government Law


University of New Mexico
J.D., 2008

University of New Mexico
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) 2001 – Spanish Language & Literature

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

U.S. District Court of New Mexico, 2012