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Tax Credit Finance and Opportunity Zones

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Spencer Fane attorneys act with urgency in bringing together and advising real estate developers, lenders, and investors on tax credit financing and opportunity zone matters to structure and close deals efficiently.

We pride ourselves on getting deals done for clients. With a thorough understanding of all the intricacies of state and federal programs, our tax credit and opportunity zones team works with clients to shorten learning curves around new and existing programs so that they can quickly capitalize on those that create the greatest amount of opportunity for their projects. Our attorneys focus on assembling teams that are responsive in times of need and brings the experience to expeditiously close transactions involving development incentives that include Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Opportunity Zones.

Our strength in these areas stems from our commitment to keeping a keen eye on updates and guidance on available tax credits. We have a team of attorneys who exclusively dedicate their time to working with stakeholders in the industry in a manner that positions them on a best path toward completing often-complicated business and/or nonprofit financings, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects.

Leveraging long-standing relationships throughout the industry, our team frequently works with government agencies, state legislators, economic development groups, and tax credit coalitions to remain apprised of important tax and legal developments. We take a collaborative approach with these stakeholders to facilitate and pursue unique opportunities for clients.

We enjoy the opportunity to advise clients and organizations dedicated to improving communities and investing in new markets.  We understand the unique needs of each stakeholder in the industry, including for-profit and nonprofit entities benefiting from tax credit financings and investments, public-private partnerships, community development entities applying for allocation or deploying funds with a tax credit investor, and the investors ensuring their funds are used in structure that minimize risk of recapture and maximize benefits to the projects.

Our team has the ability to make clients aware of development incentive opportunities they otherwise didn’t know were possibilities for their projects. The attorneys are passionate about this process, and with the need to help clients advance multi-million dollar developments, we combine highly technical knowledge, depth of experience, responsiveness, and a communicative approach to give them the service they expect and deserve to benefit their project and facilitate an efficient closing.

Our Tax Credit Finance and Opportunity Zones areas of focus include: