Tax Credit & Loan Programs

AIRPORT TRANSPORT

Our attorneys have in depth experience structuring transactions that involve New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits to attract investment capital from the private sector to stimulate economic and community development and job creation. We draw upon our structured finance, real estate, corporate, and tax experience to guide clients through complex transactions and to maximize efficiencies.

NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS

Active in the NMTC program since its inception, we have structured and closed numerous complex NMTC transactions nationwide. We advise clients in all aspects of the NMTC program. Our extensive experience and resources allow us to efficiently assist clients in all aspects of the NMTC program, including combining NMTC with Historic Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits and other grants, tax-exempt bond financing, federal funds, and conventional financings.

Our comprehensive NMTC representation includes:

  • NMTC University, which provides informative seminars and presentations to boards, investors, and employees on the NMTC program, detailing how NMTC transactions provide added value to an existing lending or business portfolio
  • Formation and preparation of CDE certification applications for filing with the CDFI Fund
  • NMTC Allocation Application review, assistance, and support
  • Negotiation of NMTC Allocation Agreements
  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting all aspects of equity and leveraged equity investments, loans, investments to qualified businesses, and other finance-related transactions
  • Assisting and counseling clients in connection with reporting obligations and compliance.

We Advise

  • Nonprofit organizations and governmental municipalities
  • Commercial and minority-owned banks, CDCs and CDFIs
  • Developers, investors, leverage lenders and business owners

Renewable Energy Tax Credits

As renewable energy becomes more of a necessity for our environment and our country, we are uniquely positioned to advise clients in connection with structuring renewable energy and energy efficiency transactions to take advantage of a wide variety of energy tax incentives. Renewable Energy Tax Credits can also be combined with New Markets Tax Credits, federal and state tax credits and other sophisticated financing tools to deliver leveraged benefits to community development projects.

Our attorneys focus in multiple practice areas and have expertise in energy, project finance, tax, environmental matters, construction and financing of renewable energy facilities. Our attorneys have the experience to structure projects that involve solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectricity.

We provide a variety of legal advice to our energy sector clients. Our attorneys enable clients to meet the challenges of Renewable Energy Tax Credit transactions. Our services include:

  • Reviewing and negotiating lease agreements, operating agreements and power purchase agreements
  • Reviewing site approvals, permits and licenses
  • Participating in engineering, procurement and construction negotiations and real estate acquisitions

New Markets Tax Credits

Active in the NMTC program since its inception, we have structured and closed numerous complex NMTC transactions nationwide. We advise clients in all aspects of the NMTC program. Our extensive experience and resources allow us to efficiently assist clients in all aspects of the NMTC program, including combining NMTC with Historic Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits and other grants, tax-exempt bond financing, federal funds, and conventional financings.