Our tax credit and incentive finance (TCIF) attorneys bring cutting-edge knowledge of the industries and sectors that benefit from tax credit finance structures. We provide a full range of legal services to tax credit investors, lenders, developers, nonprofit organizations, community development entities, governments, syndicators, underwriters and qualified businesses in transactions utilizing federal and state tax credits and incentive programs.
We take a multidisciplinary approach that draws on the firm’s full range of relevant skills across practices and locations to help finance a diverse array of projects throughout the U.S. Our experience includes affordable housing, historic restoration, redevelopment, community development, mixed-use and renewable energy initiatives. Collectively, our attorneys develop creative solutions for syndicating and leveraging the benefits of state and federal tax credits and government incentive programs to create best-in-class solutions.
This approach makes us leaders in understanding the business objectives for each project and the broader tax credit and incentive industry and its players. Our dynamic group of TCIF attorneys pride themselves on working closely with clients on creative, practical and efficient approaches to structure and close each transaction.
Our toolkit includes tax credits for new markets, historic rehabilitation, renewable energy, low-income housing, film and entertainment, property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, and opportunity zone program incentives, among numerous other federal and state tax and incentive programs described below.
Our services include:
- Creative structuring of tax credit and government incentive transactions
- Drafting of necessary legal documentation, including entity organizational documents, loan documents, indemnification agreements, real estate documents, syndication and investment documents
- Preparing and rendering all necessary tax and corporate legal opinions
- Reviewing and advising on any necessary real estate and environmental diligence
- Assisting in all compliance and asset-management issues
FEDERAL & STATE NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS
Our TCIF attorneys have closed hundreds of federal new market tax credit transactions for tax credit investors, community development entities, leverage lenders and qualified active low-income community businesses. We regularly close transactions that combine federal new markets tax credits with other tax credits and incentives, including state new market tax credits, federal and state historical rehabilitation tax credits, federal and state renewable energy tax credits and PACE financing.