RicardoGilmore-c2017-Ricardo L. Gilmore, senior partner and co-founder of Saxon|Gilmore, was a panelist at the Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI) Commissioners’ Conference. The “Ask the Lawyers” open forum session included topics regarding the new HUD rules that would affect the commissioners’ daily operations and advice for those wanting to make changes to their programs.

In addition, Mr. Gilmore led a session to help answer the question “Whose lawyer is this?” The purpose of the session was to assist commissioners, Executive Directors and staff in determining issues such as whether a commissioner can get advice from the agency attorney about a situation he/she may have with the Executive Director and under what circumstances can the agency attorney represent staff? Does it make a difference if the attorney is employed in-house or by an outside counsel?

Mr. Gilmore serves as special counsel to housing authorities in Florida and other states relative to affordable housing development matters, which involve a multiplicity of legal issues unique to housing authorities as well as applicable to governmental agencies and/or corporate entities. He has developed a specialty in public housing law and has been involved in two extensive litigation matters appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court that established nationwide precedents. Further, Mr. Gilmore has been involved in the establishment and operation of instrumentalities and affiliates associated with development and fundraising for housing authorities. He has considerable experience in Florida Government in the Sunshine laws, Public Records Law, real estate redevelopment, and corporate governance issues affecting commissioners of housing authorities, as well as public finance relative to issuance of municipal bonds and acquisition of tax credits.

Mr. Gilmore can be reached at 813.314.4502 or via email at rgilmore@saxongilmore.com.