Isabel D. Chou’s primary practice areas include affordable housing, redevelopment, municipal and nonprofit law.  Isabel is experienced with the preparation and negotiation of tax abatement applications, redevelopment agreements, purchase and sale agreements, as well as the general representation of municipal corporations and authorities.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Isabel spent ten years in nonprofit program management and organizational development, primarily focused on children’s health and education advocacy.  She continues to serve as an active committee volunteer for various nonprofit organizations around the country.

Isabel received her B.A.from the University of California, Berkeley, her Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and her J.D. from Rutgers University in Newark, where she was also an editor of the Rutgers Law Review.  After graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carmen Messano in the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Courts.


  • Rutgers University, J.D.
  • University of San Francisco, M.P.A.
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York