Affordable housing is a key component of a thriving community. Harris Beach’s experienced team of attorneys is at the forefront of advising clients on all segments of the affordable housing industry and community development projects across New York state. We advise clients in the initial structuring of the transaction with in-depth knowledge and comprehensive, quality representation. We represent lenders, nonprofits, developers, governments, municipalities, and investors through every phase of a project – from negotiating the deal to ribbon cutting.
As you look to cultivate community and sustainability, Harris Beach helps navigate the complex finance, political and regulatory needs of your project. Whether rehabilitating existing affordable housing or launching a new construction project, Harris Beach attorneys are committed to developing creative solutions to any obstacles – financing, rising interest rates, supply-chain issues, labor shortages and more – that stand in the way of a successful development project.
Harris Beach has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders, for-profits and not-for-profits, municipalities, local agencies, investors and developers in affordable housing development projects. Our familiarity with community development, zoning, financing, syndication, tax credits, joint venture agreements, historical preservation and more is an asset to anyone on either side of a development project. Our relationships with state organizations, municipalities and affordable housing authorities throughout the state help pave the way for successful projects.
Not only do Harris Beach attorneys have significant transactional, litigation, dispute resolution, and policy experience, they’re outside-the-box thinkers. We’ll get you in front of the consultants who can get the job done. We’ll help connect you to minority and women-owned contractors to assist your project in meeting state and federal requirements. We utilize a team of attorneys with multiple disciplines for your project – attorneys experienced in real estate, employment, labor, tax, development, construction, landlord-tenant, energy and environmental law. We’re a full-service firm that goes well beyond legal services to help you succeed. An affordable housing real estate project is complex. Our experience in negotiating with the various stakeholders on all sides of these projects allows our team of attorneys to successfully and efficiently close these development projects.