Ken is currently a member of the firm's Managment Committee and the Chair of the firm's Corporate Department. He has a diverse practice specializing in real estate development, concentrating in affordable housing development. Over the past twenty years Ken has become recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the area of affordable housing development in the State of New Hampshire. He represents a number of both for-profit and not-for-profit developers. Ken has represented developers in securing project financing through numerous funding sources, including the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority Multi-Family Housing Bonds, State HOME Funds, Municipal HOME Funds, HUD 223(f) Financings, HUD 221(d)(4) Financings, FANNIE MAE Financings and various grants. In addition to assisting developers in securing financing, Ken has vast experience preparing and negotiating acquisition agreements for affordable housing developments, and representing developers before state and municipal regulatory authorities and agencies in connection with the financing, permitting and approval process for affordable housing developments.
In addition to his affordable housing practice, Ken also represents developers and contractors in the preparation and negotiations of construction and arhcitect's contracts. Ken has an AIA license and the ability to prepare and produce AIA contracts for clients.
- Represented a not-for profit affordable housing developer in the re-syndication of over 100 units of existing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (“LIHTC”) units in Manchester, New Hampshire. In one of the first re-syndications of an existing LIHTC project in the State of New Hampshire, Ken represented the developer in securing financing for the project through numerous funding sources, including the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, State HOME Funds, City of Manchester HOME Funds and various grants. In order to put in place the re-syndication, Ken consolidated six different existing LIHTC projects, containing thirteen different properties into one scattered-site project.
- Represented a not-for-profit developer in the preservation of over one hundred units of affordable housing in New Hampshire’s upper valley. The property was subject to a soon to expire affordability restriction and rental assistance contract. Ken assisted his client in acquiring the property from the former owner and obtaining funding from USDA-Rural Development to consummate the purchase, which included extending the rental assistance contract.
- Represented a not-for-profit affordable housing developer, whose mission is to find and purchase aging affordable housing projects with expiring affordability restrictions and to maintain the affordable nature of the project, in the purchase and rehabilitation of a 102 unit affordable housing project in Dover, New Hampshire.