Molly R. Bryson

Washington, DC

Molly Bryson focuses her practice both on using federal and state tax credits to finance affordable housing, businesses in low-income communities, historic preservation, and solar energy, and on using the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program to finance community economic development throughout the U.S. and its territories. She leads the firm's Affordable Housing and Community Development Group.

In the QOZ portion of her practice, Molly focuses on advising investors, fund managers, and developers on the evolving tax, organizational, and business structuring requirements of this new program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal 500 US, energy – renewable/alternative, 2015

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – real estate, 2015

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “Qualified Opportunity Zones,” on the Treasury Affordable Housing Program panel at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) 2021 virtual Washington Conference, March 2, 2021

Co-moderator, "Washington Update," Ballard Spahr’s 2020 virtual National Housing Summit, October 6, 2020

Presenter, "Opportunity Zones: What the Regulations Mean for Retail," International Council of Shopping Center’s 2020 Mid-Atlantic Conference, Oxon Hill, MD, March 2, 2020

Board Memberships & Community Service

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Board, 2014-2017

Alumni Council of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, 2014-2017



The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.)
Editor-in-Chief, Catholic University Law Review

The Catholic University of America (B.A., magna cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa


District of Columbia