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Jon L. Peterson

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University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., taxation, 1995
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
Minnesota State University—Moorhead, B.S., 1989
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Jon L. Peterson is a tax and transactional attorney with Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., representing for-profit and nonprofit clients involving a broad range of tax and real estate matters. Jon regularly represents clients in real estate reorganizations and restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures, real estate finance including construction and rehabilitation of historic buildings and affordable housing, debt and equity investments, and formation and structuring of all types of entities.

Jon has significant expertise in real estate debt and equity investments including syndication of tax credits, involving low income housing tax credits, historic tax credits and new market tax credits.

His projects regularly involve governmental subsidies and loan programs including:
  • Tax increment financing
  • Tax exempt bonds
  • HUD mortgage insurance
  • HOME and CHDO funds
  • CDBG funds
  • Section 8 rental subsidies
  • Public housing funds
  • RAD funds

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1994
Delaware, 1995
Colorado, 1997

Articles & Presentations
Speaker. "The State of Tax Credits." Building Stronger Communities. 2017 Colorado and Mountain Plains NAHRO Annual Conference. Vail, CO. 26 May 2017.

Presenter. "Affordable Housing After Tax Code & HUD Legislation." Affordable Housing Summit. Minneapolis, MN. 20 April 2017.
Qtd. Rogal, Brian J. "Getting Affordable Housing Deals Done." 11 June 2015.

Presenter. "Gap Fillers: How, What, Where?." Affordable Housing Summit. Minneapolis, MN. 11 June 2015.

Presenter. Affordable Housing Tax Credit Conference. RubinBrown, Denver, CO. 2 Dec. 2014.

Qtd. "New Demands for Housing." Affordable Housing News. Spring 2014.

Presenter. "Using Credits, Financing Alternatives, Grants, Deductions, Rebates and Structuring Techniques." NAIOPMN. Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, Golden Valley, MN. 14 Feb. 2012.

Presenter. "Top 10 Development Risks and How to Prevent Them." 2011 Colorado NAHRO Annual Conference. Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, Breckenridge, CO. May 2011.

Presenter. "Alternative Funding Solutions." 2011 Texas NAHRO. 20 Apr. 2011.

Qtd. Suzukamo, Leslie Brooks. “Solar energy too pricey? Maybe you could rent.” Pioneer Press. 18 August 2010.

2010 Colorado NAHRO Annual Conference. Pueblo Convention Center, Pueblo, CO. 10-14 May 2010.

“Low Income Housing Tax Credit After the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.” Mountain Plains/Colorado Joint Conference of National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials. Snowmass, CO. June 2009.

“Development Affordable Housing 101.” 2008 Housing Colorado NOW! Conference. Breckenridge, CO. October 2008.
“Using Consultants.” 2008 Mountain Plains NAHRO Annual Conference. Helena, MT. June 2008.

“How Many Ls is Enough?” 2008 Mountain Plains NAHRO Annual Conference. Helena, MT. June 2008.

“Changing Times in the Equity Marketplace.” Affordable Housing Committee Lunch Seminar. Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN. January 2008.

"Development for Mission-Driven Non profits." 2007 Housing Colorado NOW! Conference. Vail, CO. October 2007.

“Critical Industrial & Economic Development Legal Issues.” Industrial Real Estate & Economic Development Conference: Challenges, Opportunities & Future Trends. Minneapolis, MN. August 2007.

"Public Housing Authority Development Summit.” Mountain Plains/Utah Joint Conference of National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. St. George, UT. June 2007.

"Protecting Yourself in Apartment Investing.” The Apartment and Condominium Summit. Bloomington, MN. April 2007.

"Development by Public Housing Authorities." Development Summit of Mountain Plains Division of National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Salt Lake City, UT. January 2007.

"Opportunities and Pitfalls of Troubled Real Estate." Wealth Management Conference. Bloomington, MN. September 2006.

"Partnership Work-Outs: Dealing With Troubled Properties and Partners." National Housing and Rehabilitation Association 2006 Summer Institute. Martha's Vineyard, MA. July 2006.

"Real Estate Development In Minnesota.” Continuing Legal Education, St. Paul, MN. September 2005.

“Legal Challenges and Issues of Investing in Real Estate.” Wealth Management Conference. Minneapolis, MN. September 2005.
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Real Estate Law, 2013-2018
    • Tax Law, 2013-2018
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Lawyers in Minnesota
  • Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professional
  • Rising Stars, Minnesota Law & Politics
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Minnesota and North Dakota

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Former adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law
  • Instructor, University of St. Thomas, Center for Business Excellence, "Mini Master of Investment Real Estate," 2005
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