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Housing and Community Development

Saxon Gilmore has developed specialized expertise in matters regarding public finance and in the representation of housing authorities and related institutions. We have extensive experience with mixed finance projects, including bonds, tax credits, and other government funding. Additionally, Saxon Gilmore serves as general counsel to numerous housing authorities throughout Florida and acts in a consulting capacity on special projects to housing agencies throughout the country. We have developed a special expertise in dealing with the unique issues of our many housing authority clients who have federal HOPE VI grants, ranging from the application phase to implementation. Saxon Gilmore also serves as general counsel to not-for-profit corporations, securing tax exempt status for them and assisting them in the acquisition, development, administration, and sale of affordable multifamily housing in Florida. Such representation has enabled Saxon Gilmore to gain experience with housing finance corporations and HUD-related matters, as well as expertise in dealing with issues affecting quasi-governmental agencies.

We have played a major role in negotiating, structuring, and documenting a myriad of complex real estate transactions and planned communities. Our attorneys are frequent speakers at legal and housing seminars across the country. Saxon Gilmore has a strong commitment to providing superior client service and staying at the forefront of affordable housing issues. Our expertise includes:

  • Acquisition of affordable housing
  • Eminent domain
  • Florida ethics law issues
  • Florida government-in-the-sunshine and public records laws
  • Florida public official conflict of interest laws
  • Florida public procurement laws and processes
  • Low income tax credit application and use
  • Multifamily property acquisition, management and sale
  • Public housing resident and Section 8 program issues
  • Real property acquisition and disposition
  • Title issues relative to governmental entities and related not-for-profits
  • Traditional and structured financing products, including tax exempt financing

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Housing Authority of the City of Tampa, Florida
Gardens at South Bay