I represent real estate developers, lenders and investors in tax credit related real estate matters, including affordable housing, historic, wind, and solar developments. I work closely with the management in the review of required due diligence; title survey review; drafting, amending and terminating easements; drafting and review of financing and investor equity documents; drafting and negotiating AIA Construction Contracts; drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements; drafting and negotiation of commercial, residential, master and ground leases; and multiple types of HUD financing and public housing programs.
Tax credit transactions are tricky. When representing developers, your ultimate goal is to get the deal done, but you have to ensure that the value for your client isn’t diminished when layering on the financing, construction and ultimate operation of the project. I work with my clients to protect their specific interests and requirements with the competing interests of the investors and lenders, while still cooperating to get to that finish line. The enriching part of my work is that when the deal ultimately closes, all sides benefit: our client, their lenders and investors, and the development’s surrounding community.
After realizing at the age of seven that I was not built to become a professional baseball player, I wanted to be a lawyer. While my practice doesn’t allow me to work at a ballpark, I’m still fortunate enough to get the chance to hit it out of the park when helping my clients achieve their business goals.
Outside of work, I enjoy golfing, reading and spending time with my friends and family.