Sireen I. Tucker


Sireen Tucker is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Department, focusing her practice on affordable housing and community development matters. Sireen represents private developers, nonprofit entities, joint-ventures, and housing authorities in structuring and closing complex mixed-finance and mixed-use development projects that are subject to HUD, Freddie Mac, and LIHTC requirements. She advises clients on affordable housing issues including, but not limited to, HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and Section 8 program, 501(c)(3) requirements, and zoning and land use matters.

Sireen has extensive experience drafting transaction documents including mortgages; leases; letters of intent; sales and acquisition documents; partnership agreements; development and property management agreements; and other real estate documents. While in law school, Sireen served as a legal intern at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Internships

Hon. Leon W. Tucker, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, 2010

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Taxation Section

District of Columbia Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Co-moderator, "Negotiating the Business Deal with Third-Party Developers," Ballard Spahr's 18th Annual National Housing Summit, May 9, 2023

Moderator, "Case Study: Country Club RAD," Ballard Spahr's 17th Annual National Housing Summit, September 14, 2022

Moderator, "Case Study: Dekum Redevelopment," Ballard Spahr's 17th Annual National Housing Summit, September 14, 2022

Presenter, "Using RAD to Preserve Affordable Housing," Homes within Reach Conference, Harrisburg, PA, December 2017

Presenter, "Property Taxes, PILOTS and Exemptions," ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Washington, D.C., May 2016

Board Memberships & Community Service

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Volunteer, 2011, 2020; Military VITA Instructor, 2016-2017

Liberty and the Law, 2014-2015

Wills for Heroes, 2012, 2014

3R’s Volunteer, 2010



Temple University Beasley School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2016)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D. 2012)

Rutgers University School of Law (Visiting Student, 2011-2012)

Temple University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)



District of Columbia