Novogradac Private Activity Bond and 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Basics Webinar
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wayne Michael, CPA
This course presents a basic overview of how development teams can use private activity bonds and 4% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) to finance affordable multifamily rental housing properties.
This course is designed for those who have a basic understanding of affordable housing and low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) as well as for those who’ve worked in the industry for a few years and are looking for a refresher or who've worked with 9% LIHTC deals but not 4% LIHTC/bond deals.
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About the Instructors
Wayne Michael is the director of external education for Novogradac & Company LLP, specializing in simplifying complex industries and programs for audiences of varying levels of experience. Mr. Michael has created, edited or delivered hundreds of presentations for conferences, workshops, webinars and on-site training sessions relating to federal tax credit programs and other accounting concepts. Mr. Michael also hosts Novogradac's YouTube channel, whose videos have been viewed more than 100,000 times by tax credit professionals. Additionally, he is a principal contributor to the "Introduction to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits" booklet that is published by Novogradac. Mr. Michael obtained his degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in California, is a designee of the Novogradac Property Compliance Certification as well as a Housing Credit Certified Professional.
Matthew Bissonette is a director with Citi Community Capital (CCC) in New York. His background in affordable housing includes involvement in more than 250 multifamily housing bond financings throughout the country, totaling more than $2.5 billion. He has worked on virtually every major type of multifamily housing bond financing, including various conduit financing structures, FHA/GNMA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other credit-enhanced deals as well as numerous financings involving derivative structures. Mr. Bissonette is a frequent speaker on affordable housing finance. Before joining CCC, he was a director with RBC Capital Markets, working as an investment banker in the area of affordable housing bond finance. Before joining RBC Capital Markets in 2007, he was a partner with Eichner & Norris PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm specializing in affordable housing bond finance. Mr. Bissonette entered private practice after serving as assistant counsel at the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, where he focused on federal and state securities law issues. He also has several years of legislative experience, having worked as assistant counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, and as legislative assistant for a member of Congress. Mr. Bissonette graduated from the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor's degree in economics. He received his juris doctor from the College of William and Mary School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, Chief Justice of the Judicial Council and awarded the Marshall-Wythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Colorado.
Justin Cooper is chair of Orrick’s nationally prominent housing finance group. He has an active multifamily housing revenue bond practice in California and elsewhere in the western United States, serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and lender’s counsel. He acts as lead multifamily bond counsel for a number of California local agencies and for the California Housing Finance Agency. Justin also has significant experience representing lenders in workouts on defaulted multifamily housing bonds and loans, including overseeing foreclosures, and has represented banks and issuers in multifamily financings involving total return swaps, secured puts and other derivative-based products. In addition to his housing practice, Justin regularly serves as bond, underwriter's or bank counsel in connection with enterprise revenue bonds, lease revenue bonds, transportation financings and working capital financings. He is also author of "Multifamily Rental Housing: Financing with Tax-Exempt Bonds." Justin received a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from Dartmouth College in 1996 and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001. His Twitter feed is @ohsjustincooper.
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