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Shawn Whitney Shares Insights on New Approaches for Historic Tax Credit Investments

Partner Shawn Whitney was recently featured in an article in the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. The article discusses the difficulties faced by smaller developers when it comes to attracting investors for developments using Historic Tax Credits. Whitney explained the issue they often experience. “When you’re dealing with smaller deals, for many developers, it’s a one-off or their first deal. “ He mentions that “They might not have relationships with sophisticated accountants and lawyers. It’s a steep learning curve.” The article and Whitney continue to discuss the benefit to developers of funds that specialize in small Historic Tax Credit projects. You can read the full article here. Shawn Whitney chairs the Spencer Fane Tax Credits, Housing and Development Incentives team. He is focused on structuring low-income housing, historic rehabilitation, and new markets tax credit transactions for developers, investors, syndicators, and lenders. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Board of Directors for the Ozarks Regional YMCA, and the Missouri Preservation Board of Directors.