I represent for-profit, non-profit and housing authority developers of affordable housing, and have experience representing clients in connection with developments in Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and all over Montana. I have deep experience in a wide range of affordable housing financing structures, including traditional LIHTC financing, both 4% and 9%, HUD programs, state and local programs as well as deals involving naturally occurring affordable housing.
When I ask my non-profit developer and housing authority clients what issues are keeping them up at night, the responses are invariably “what isn’t?” From construction costs, to financing questions and tight budgets, to complications accessing contractors and suppliers in smaller communities, the struggle to develop affordable and workforce housing in communities that desperately need access to it is very real. I work with my clients to help resolve these issues by using my background in economics and tax law, my experience making projects pencil out in smaller communities, and my ardent belief in access to affordable housing.
As a fourth-generation Montanan, and working out of Missoula, I deeply understand how communities are changing as they grow, leaving providers of affordable housing working their hardest to keep up. I do all I can to match my clients in these efforts – solving problems efficiently, structuring deals to secure as much financing as possible, and responding to questions quickly and decisively, so no deal is left hanging in limbo.
When I’m not working, I take advantage of all that Montana has to offer and spend as much time outside as I can with my family, whether it’s skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting or rafting.