I represent business and real estate owners, developers and investors as well as banks, syndicators and other financial or lending institutions throughout the upper Midwest in tax credit financing and real estate transactions. I advise on complex development and finance related issues, including the use of tax exempt bonds, tax increment financing, tax credits, joint venture and partnership matters, city, county and other governmental subsidies. I have specific and substantial expertise in multifamily housing development and finance including the development and financing of rental and for-sale housing, as well as commercial and mixed use facilities. I advise clients in all aspects of real estate development, from land acquisition and assembly, joint venture relationships, construction, mezzanine and permanent financing matters as well as the negotiation, documentation and monetization of subsidies such as tax increment financing and tax credits.
In connection with my real estate development and finance practice, I have significant expertise in the negotiation, documentation and monetization of tax increment financing, including having negotiated TIF agreements with most cities in the greater metropolitan area. I also have experience in the area of monetization of TIF streams and in the use of TIF as security for debt financings.
In addition to my legal career, I have developed, acquired and own a significant number of multifamily housing rental projects and other business interests. These developments have been financed utilizing a combination of a number of public subsidies and private financing sources and are located in various areas of the Twin Cities.