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Nixon Peabody LLP

Richard Goldstein

Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Rick Goldstein, a partner in the tax credit finance and syndication group of Nixon Peabody LLP in Washington, D.C., has been deeply involved in the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) since its enactment in 1986 and is a national authority on that program. Mr. Goldstein represents syndicators, investors, developers and other participants in transactions involving the LIHTC. His leadership in the affordable housing industry was recognized by Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, which named Mr. Goldstein to its Affordable Housing Hall of Fame in 2014. Mr. Goldstein focuses his practice in two areas: transactions and public policy, both with the LIHTC in common. This unique combination has direct benefits to the firm’s clients. Mr. Goldstein can counsel clients on detailed and complex transactional matters, and can also advise them on how public policy affects current and future business matters. On the transactional side, Mr. Goldstein has represented syndicators, investors and developers in housing tax credit deals since 1987, including acquisitions of project partnerships, dispositions and “upper-tier work.” With his breadth of experience, he generally focuses on more complex transactions. His lobbying involves representing the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, a major Washington, D.C., trade association in the housing credit industry. Mr. Goldstein’s transactional experience gives him exceptional credibility in advocating for the housing tax credit from the perspective of a professional in the field. Mr. Goldstein has developed deep relationships with a number of members of Congress, including those in leadership positions. Before his entry into private law practice, Mr. Goldstein served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and later as a counsel to a House subcommittee chaired by Rep. Frank which did legislative oversight of HUD. Mr. Goldstein earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his law degree from Boston College Law School.