Mr. Zucker has been selected for three years as one of the 500 leading lawyers from over 1.1 million lawyers by Lawdragon magazine, which wrote “[t]his housing heavyweight is at home leading the nation’s premier bond boutique.” He was selected as one of 500 leading lawyer-dealmakers in the nation by a legal industry publication. He has been also included for several years in the “Best Lawyers in America” survey and in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. Mr. Zucker was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" in Public Finance Law, having received the highest voting average during Best Lawyers comprehensive peer-review evaluation.
Mr. Zucker has over 35 years' experience in housing finance. He is currently in charge of the Firm's housing and mortgage finance practice group. He is the co-author, along with Joseph P. Rogers, Jr., of ABCs of Housing Bonds (first published in 1985, now in its Fifth Edition). He was selected to be the first Chairman of the Bond Finance Practice Division of the Forum of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association ("ABA"). He chaired the Single Family Bond Workshops of NABL for five years. Mr. Zucker was for two years the Chairman of the Public Finance Committee of the State and Local Government Law Section of the ABA and prior thereto was the Chairman of its Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee.
Mr. Zucker currently is in charge of the Firm's representation in connection with several state housing finance agencies, including State of New York Mortgage Agency, California Housing Finance Agency, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and Oregon Housing and Community Services Department. Mr. Zucker has also been a leader in the securitization of tobacco settlement payments.
Mr. Zucker has lectured extensively on the subjects of tax-exempt housing finance, securities law and ethics. Mr. Zucker is a member of the bar of the State of New York.