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Holly H. Heer


Holly Heer represents developers, syndicators and financial institutions in partnership syndication and related transactions including entity formation, lending, asset management and workouts with a particular emphasis on transactions involving the low-income housing tax credit, historic tax credit and new markets tax credit. Holly is a member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Real Property Section, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law of the American Bar Association.

Holly frequently speaks on issues relating to tax credit syndication including tax structuring for credit oriented transactions; technical tax issues related to credit syndication and compliance; partnership negotiation issues; exit strategies for syndicated investment vehicles; and layering various subsidy and tax credit programs with each other (including HUD programs such as HOPE VI; Replacement Housing Factor Funds; Section 202, 231, 221(d)(4) and 223(a)(7) Loans; Mark to Market Financing; and Interest Reduction Payment Decouplings).

Representative Experience

  • Assisting a developer to acquire the largest scattered site HUD-insured housing portfolio in the country, including the purchase of management company stock, the contributions of multiple different partnerships to a new owner and the refinancing of previously existing HUD-insured debt through the Mark-to-Market Program.
  • Representing a lender and equity provider in a new markets tax credit leveraged loan and lender in a conventional new markets tax credit construction/mini-perm loan for an approximately 1 million-square-foot inner city shopping center.
  • Representing various investors in low-income housing tax credit projects making use of HOPE VI and other federal assistance programs available to public housing authorities.
  • Representing developers and investors in conventional and bond-financed low-income housing tax credit projects throughout the continental US and Alaska.
  • Assisting various investors and developers in restructurings and workouts of troubled low-income housing tax credits projects including recapture mitigation.

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University of Virginia, J.D., Order of the Coif, Virginia Law Review, 1993
Wellesley College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989


Ohio, 1993
U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio

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