Experience
  • General Experience
    • Developers' counsel for $25 million in low-income housing tax credits

      Represented multiple housing developers in successful bids for low-income housing tax credits totaling more than $25 million for three multifamily construction projects in metro Birmingham.

      Representation of low income housing tax credit investors and syndicators

      Representation of investors and syndicators in Georgia affordable housing tax credits

      Representation of new markets tax credit leveraged lenders

      Involvement in affordable housing land use disputes

      Obtaining regulatory approval for expansion of powers by banks to facilitate community development investments

      Planning and negotiation of the disposition of LIHTC projects after completion of the compliance period

      Representation of developers and credit enhancers in tax-free private activity financed bond transactions

      Secondary market sales of low-income housing tax credits

      Formation of affordable housing lending consortiums

      Representation of developers and lenders in HOPE IV transactions

      Providing material participation opinions for non-profit organizations in LIHTC transactions

      Advising public housing authorities concerning participation in low income housing tax credit transactions

      Formation of community housing development organizations (CHDO) and obtaining regulatory certification for them

      Formation of community development financial institutions (CDFI) and obtaining regulatory certification for them

      Formation of community development entities (CDE) and obtaining regulatory certification for them

      Preparation of new markets tax credit applications to the United States Department of Treasury

      Development of "innovative and complex" Community Reinvestment Act investments

      Structuring direct placement of low-income housing tax credit investments to financial institutions

      Mezzanine lending for affordable housing transactions

      Representation of developers in HUD 221(d)(4) transactions

      Organization of housing and community development joint ventures

      Use and implementation of Tax Credit Assistance Program and Section 1602 funds by developers, lenders and investors

      Use of tax increment financing (TIF)

      Use of condominium ownership structures for commercial real estate to facilitate use of otherwise conflicting types of subsidized financing

      Representation of borrowers in connection with HOME Investment Partnership Program permanent loans

      Conversion of HUD Section 202 projects to low income housing tax credit projects

      Rural Development Section 538 loans

      Fair Housing Litigation Representative Experience

      Counsels multiple nationwide multifamily housing providers on handling fair housing issues encountered with tenants, ranging from responding to requests to allow service dogs and comfort animals at no-pet properties, demands to provide alternative amenities, and claims of discrimination based upon age, race, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected classes.

      Represented nationwide multifamily housing provider, apartment complex, and property manager in fair housing investigation brought by Virginia Fair Housing Office as result of complaint filed by former tenant alleging discrimination based upon age and disability; secured complete dismissal of complaint based upon lack of evidence to support claimed discrimination.