The firm's powerhouse housing practice is well known in the industry. Our attorneys represent public and private lenders, underwriters, tax credit syndicators, government-sponsored enterprises, and government agencies in all aspects of housing transactions. These transactions involve state, local, and private agency programs and the issuance of single-family and multifamily bonds, in addition to Freddie Mac, HUD, GNMA, and Fannie Mae programs.

In the tax-exempt bond area, we handle:

  • FHA-insured mortgage transactions
  • Housing bond financings for 501(c)(3) organizations and governments
  • HOPE VI transactions
  • Low-income housing tax credits transactions
  • Market rate 80/20 and assisted living transactions
  • Project-based Section 8 transactions 

We have served as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel for more than one-quarter of the nation's state housing agencies, as well as for numerous local housing finance agencies and authorities. In 2015, Thomson Reuters ranked us 3rd in the nation as bond counsel for single-family housing transactions.

We also represent Freddie Mac on an ongoing basis as counsel for its tax-exempt bond credit enhancement and securitization programs.

Contact

William C. Rhodes
Tel 215.864.8534
rhodes@ballardspahr.com