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<strong>Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong> <strong>James Kroger, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong> <strong>Brad Elphick, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong><br />Photo courtesy of Forrest Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP <strong>Charlie Rhuda, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong><br />Photo courtesy of Forrest Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP <strong>Stephen Tracy, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong><br />Photo courtesy of Forrest Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP <strong>Tom Boccia, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong><br />Photo courtesy of Forrest Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP <strong>Tony Grappone, Novogradac & Company LLP</strong><br />Photo courtesy of Forrest Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP

Novogradac & Company LLP's emphasis on real estate sector consulting and accounting services has established the firm as a leader in the Affordable Housing, Community Development and Renewable Energy areas for which it provides tax, accounting, auditing and valuation services.

With the firm's Speakers Bureau, Novogradac & Company LLP offers organizations a unique view of the tax credit market through the eyes of its accounting professionals.

Well-known for their experience in and understanding of low-income housing, historic, new markets and renewable energy tax credits, as well as asset management, property compliance, tax-exempt finance and a wealth of related matters, Novogradac & Company's professionals can capture simply and accurately the complexity and challenges associated with tax credit investment, development and production.

Speaker Request Form

 

General topics and relevant presentations include:

Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
Tax-Exempt Financing
Historic Tax Credits
Acquisition/Rehabilitation
Financial Modeling
GAAP Accounting
Developer Concerns
New Markets Tax Credits
Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Asset Management
Section 42 Property Compliance
Partnership Structuring
HUD, RHS and USDA Programs
Military Base Realignment and Closure
Market Studies and Valuation

Many of the firm's professionals are frequent speakers at affordable housing, historic, new markets and renewable energy tax credit conferences. Following is a list of Novogradac & Company LLP professionals, their biographies, and a listing of their unique areas of expertise. To request a speaker please submit a request form.

 

Michael J. Novogradac, CPA

Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, the managing partner in the San Francisco, Calif. office of Novogradac & Company LLP, is a frequent speaker on the low-income housing tax credit, new markets tax credit, historic tax credit and renewable energy-related tax credits. The panels on which he is a participant or a moderator are often focused on federal legislation, deal negotiations, the economics of tax credit transactions, consolidation, public/private partnerships, partnership structuring and affordable housing preservation. He is a regular speaker at NCSHA events and various state housing authority and coalition summits. Mr. Novogradac also frequently serves as a keynote speaker at housing credit conferences and private investor meetings.

2012 Fiscal Cliff

 

James R. Kroger, CPA

James R. Kroger, CPA, a partner in the San Francisco, Calif. office of Novogradac & Company LLP, is often a member of panels that focus on the low-income housing tax credit, property compliance, tenant file reviews, bond applications, credit applications and the USDA. Mr. Kroger is a regular speaker at NCSHA and NH&RA events.

The MTSP Income Limit Hold Harmless Principle - A Simple Explanation

 

George Littlejohn, CPA

George Littlejohn, CPA, a partner in the Austin, Texas office of Novogradac & Company LLP, is a recurrent speaker and moderator at various Texas housing conferences in addition to his engagements at NCSHA and other low-income housing tax credit events. His expertise also lends him to panels addressing acquisition/rehab projects, housing authorities, bond applications, tax credit applications and tax-exempt financing.

 

Susan Wilson, CPA

Susan Wilson, CPA, a partner in the Austin, Texas office of Novogradac & Company LLP, is often asked to speak on panels concerning annual HUD audits, REAC/FASSUB submissions, HUD mortgagors’ cost certifications, HUD contractors’ cost certifications and HUD financial and operational compliance. Ms. Wilson is also a member of the firm’s renewable energy practice and has participated on related panels in the past. She is a frequent speaker at Texas housing conferences.

 

Charlie Rhuda, CPA

Charles A. Rhuda III, CPA, a partner in the Boston, Mass. office of Novogradac & Company LLP, is an expert in the low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit and frequently takes part in panels focused on financial modeling, transaction structure, acquisition/rehab and property compliance. Mr. Rhuda is regular speaker at NYSAFAH, NH&RA, IPED and Travois events. He also presents several day-long private property compliance workshops each year.

 

Brad Elphick, CPA

Brad Elphick, CPA, a partner in the metro Atlanta, Ga. office of Novogradac & Company LLP, specializes in the low-income housing tax credit and new markets tax credit and is regularly a member of panels that address financial modeling, structuring transactions, bond applications, tax credit applications, NMTC applications, property compliance and tax-exempt financing. Mr. Elphick moderates and participates in several events annually including those put on by the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition, the Mississippi Home Corporation, NALHFA, NH&RA, and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency.

NMTC Leveraged Structure

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Basic Overview

 

Stephen B. Tracy, CPA

Stephen B. Tracy, CPA, a partner in the San Francisco, Calif. office of Novogradac & Company LLP is an expert in the renewable energy and real estate industries, specializing in tax credits such as the energy investment tax credit , the production tax credit and the low-income housing tax credit. He is chairman of the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy conferences and is a frequent speaker at other industry events including those hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association and other organizations.

 

Blair Kincer, CPA

Blair Kincer, MAI, a partner in the metro Washington, DC office of Novogradac & Company LLP in the firm’s government consulting and valuation advisory services (GoVal) group. Mr. Kincer is often a member of panels where his role is to address issues relating to market studies/valuation, the low-income housing tax credit, the historic tax credit, the new markets tax credit and various renewable energy-related tax credits. He is a regular panelist at NCSHA events.

 

Nicolo R. Pinoli, CPA

Nicolo Pinoli, CPA, a partner in the Portland, Oregon office of Novogradac & Company LLP, is a frequent speaker on the low-income housing tax credit and new markets tax credit programs. The panels on which he is a participant or a moderator are often focused on technical aspects of the low-income housing tax credit and new markets tax credit programs, as well as financial modeling, federal legislation, deal negotiations, the economics of tax credit transactions, and partnership structuring. He is a regular speaker at various state housing authority conferences, housing credit conferences, and private investor meetings.

Why NMTC Applicants Need a Strong Project Pipeline

Negative LP Capital Account in an LIHTC Deal

 

Nicolo R. Pinoli, CPA

Peter Lawrence is the director of public policy and government relations in Washington, D.C., for Novogradac & Company LLP. The organization, which specializes in the affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy tax credit industries, has more than 30 partners in 15 offices nationwide. Before joining Novogradac & Company, Mr. Lawrence was the senior director of public policy and government affairs for Enterprise Community Partners, where he led the execution of Enterprise's policy and advocacy agenda. His primary issue responsibilities were tax (including advocacy on the low-income housing tax credit [LIHTC] and the new markets tax credit [NMTC] programs as well as tax incentives to promote green and sustainable building), affordable housing preservation and rental housing policy. While at Enterprise, he helped found the Affordable Rental Housing ACTION Campaign, the big tent industry coalition bringing investors, syndicators, for-profit and nonprofit developers, and other LIHTC professionals in all 50 states together to advocate for the credit. He has served on the board of directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, as well as the board of directors of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition. Mr. Lawrence was also previously a legislative and policy associate at the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), focusing on the LIHTC, tax-exempt housing private activity bond programs and government sponsored enterprises. Mr. Lawrence also was a housing policy analyst for the Center on Budget Policies and Priorities, where he worked on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, a congressional fellow for Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island in his capacity as the ranking member of the Senate Housing and Transportation Subcommittee, and a presidential management fellow for the Office of Policy Development & Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition to his federal experience, he has served as an analyst for the affordable housing group of Chicago Metropolis 2020, and as an appointed member of the Interagency Task Force on Homelessness of the city of Berkeley, Calif.