Molly R. Bryson, an attorney noted for her work assisting clients with tax credits for affordable housing and solar energy projects, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in Washington, D.C., firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Ms. Bryson assists major banks and companies with their investments in affordable housing, solar energy, businesses in low-income communities, and historic preservation using tax credits and commercial and subsidized financing. She works in concert with the IRS, HUD, SEC, state housing agencies, housing authorities, tax-exempt organizations, and trade associations on behalf of investors, syndicators, developers, and lenders. 

“Housing and energy and project finance are fields in which the Washington, D.C., office is a recognized leader, and Molly’s experience will increase our depth in both areas as we continue to expand our national real estate and community development practice,” Mr. Stewart said.  

Ms. Bryson provides strategic advice in structuring the financing for low-income apartment complexes and other community development projects, ensuring that various federal and state subsidies work in tandem to enable the development and continued operation of these projects. In addition, she represents investors and sponsors of solar energy projects across the United States in diverse markets and sizes. 

“Molly is an effective negotiator in complex business transactions. She also has cultivated important client relationships that will enable us to build on our success in the District,” said Joseph A. Fanone, Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Washington, D.C., office. 

Ms. Bryson comes to Ballard Spahr from Nixon Peabody, where she was a partner in the firm’s Real Estate & Community Development Department and an office leader of the firm’s women’s initiative. At Ballard Spahr, she is a member of the Real Estate Department and the Housing, Tax Credits, and Energy and Project Finance Groups.

“Ballard Spahr’s national resources, combined with the firm’s commitment to affordable housing and renewable energy, provide the ideal environment for me to expand my practice,” Ms. Bryson said. “I am delighted to join Ballard Spahr, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Washington and across the firm.”

Related Practices

Energy and Project Finance
Real Estate
Tax Credits