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Ricardo Gilmore Guest Speaker at HDLI


Ricardo L. Gilmore, Esq., senior partner and co-founder of Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.., will be a guest speaker at the Housing and Development Law Institute’s (HDLI) 2016 Spring CLE Conference to be held April 28-29 in Washington, DC. His topic will be “Critical Legal Ethics Issues for Housing Authority Lawyers”. He will discuss matters such as an attorney’s duty to disclose conflicts of representation, the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and the differences for in-house counsel versus outside counsel. Other topics to be discussed at the Conference include:


• Public Housing and Section 8 Grievance Hearings – Do’s and Don’t’s to Avoid Liability

• UPCS V – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) New Section 8 Electronic Inspection Process – How it Should Work, Risks and Liabilities, Industry Concerns

• Model Section 3, Community Service and Resident Self-Sufficiency Programs – HUD’s New Rules, Avoiding PHA Liability, Must-Have Policies and Documents, and More

• HUD’s Proposal for Authority-Wide Smoke-Free Housing – HUD’s Proposed Rule, Exceptions and Reasonable Accommodations, Cessation and Education Programs, Enforcement Challenges

• Latest Fair Housing Issues – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Liability for Discriminatory Effects, Avoiding Gender Identity Discrimination, and More

• Access to Personally Identifiable Information – Model Policies, Public Records Requests, Confidentiality

• Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) 2.0 – Where We Are Now and Where RAD is Going

• Annual Review of Case Law Affecting Public Housing and Redevelopment Agencies – Presented by HDLI’s CEO & General Counsel, Lisa L. Walker

Mr. Gilmore has practiced law for more than 30 years and specializes in the areas of business and corporate law, real estate, public finance, and commercial litigation. He serves as special counsel to housing authorities in Florida and other states relative to affordable housing development matters, involving a multiplicity of legal issues unique to housing authorities as well as applicable to governmental agencies and/or corporate entities. He can be reached at 813.314.4502 or via email at

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. The firm has developed specialized expertise in public finance and in the representation of housing authorities and related institutions. Saxon|Gilmore attorneys have extensive experience with mixed finance projects, including bonds, tax credits, and other government funding.