Dameon M. Rivers

Washington, DC

Dameon M. Rivers' national real estate finance practice concentrates on the representation of commercial banks, community development financial institution (CDFIs), and other mortgage banking institutions in connection with construction and permanent loan transactions. His team routinely represents clients in affordable housing, senior housing, charter school finance, and revolving credit facilities. Dameon is Co-Leader of the firm's Housing Finance Group.

Dameon is particularly known for his work on both balance-sheet and agency loan executions for projects benefited by 4% or 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). His experience includes the representation of both construction and permanent lenders on taxable and tax-exempt loan structures. He assists his clients in navigating the legal issues that are routinely encountered on LIHTC transactions, including subordinate debt and intercreditor agreements, ground leases, tax exemptions/abatements, tri-party agreements, regulatory agreements, and navigating HUD's regulatory framework.


Representative Matters

  • Represented lender in connection with a syndicated construction loan for a LIHTC project located in Washington, D.C.
  • Represented lender in connection with a $700,000,000 credit facility involving 50 senior housing facilities
  • Represented lender in connection with a $400,000,000 credit facility involving 16 senior housing facilities

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

National Multifamily Housing Council

MBA Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Program

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a 2019 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association



University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D. 2009)

Old Dominion University (B.S. 2004)


District of Columbia