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Jacob R. Bean

Not every lawyer is bad at math.

My Approach

I have represented developers, investors, and (occasionally) lenders on complex development deals throughout the country. Most of those deals included tax credits or other tax incentives. I have focused on finding creative and effective solutions to the various tax and regulatory problems presented by tax credit and debt financing programs used in affordable housing, historic rehabilitation, and energy production projects. Whether the idea was the renovation of a historic warehouse into a boutique hotel, the rehabilitation of an affordable housing project, or the construction of a refined coal facility (or just about anything in between), I have helped each client turn that idea and a spreadsheet full of numbers into a real asset for that client and the local community.

Prior to law school, I worked for several years in the affordable housing industry, both as the chief underwriter of a state housing finance agency and as a project manager for one of the nation’s largest nonprofit owners and developers of affordable housing. In these roles, I focused on the financial structuring and underwriting of affordable housing projects. That experience helps me navigate and advise clients through the tax and regulatory landscape applicable to every development.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch

Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
Tax Law, 2022-2024