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Barry J. Palmer

Director


Barry is a Director in the Real Estate and Affordable Housing and Community Development sections of Coats Rose. His practice concentrates on the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing under various federal and state programs and inner city revitalization projects utilizing tax exempt financing tools. A large portion of Barry’s practice includes the representation of housing authorities in the redevelopment of obsolete public housing. He currently represents the following housing authorities: Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Little Rock and New Orleans.

Barry has particular expertise in the Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and the various HUD-administered redevelopment programs such as FHA insured loan programs, the CDBG program, the Section 108 Loan Guarantee assistance program, and the HOME Partnership program.  His practice involves closing numerous projects under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.  He has been a frequent speaker on the topic of combining RAD with the Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

In addition, Barry serves as developer counsel for numerous for profit and non-profit developers under the Section 42 low income housing tax credit program. He also works extensively on applications for credits and the subsequent closing of tax credit projects throughout Texas and Louisiana.

Education
  • J.D., 1981, magna cum laude, Boston College
  • B.A., 1974, cum laude, Northeastern University
Admitted
  • Texas, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association (Forum on Affordable Housing)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers
  • National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
  • Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Presentations
  • “Developing an Effective Year 15 Strategy,” Novogradac Tax Credit Housing Developers Conference, 2015
  • “Key Issues for Combining RAD with LIHTC,” National NAHRO, 2015
  • “Lessons Learned on 15 Year Disposition Issues from the Developer’s Perspective,” Novogradac Affordable Housing Tax Credit Conference, 2015
  • “Making Money with Modernization,” Texas Housing Association Annual Conference, 2015
  • “Combining RAD with LIHTC, Hunter Plaza: A Case Study,” Texas NAHRO, 2015
  • “Combining RAD with LIHTC,” SW NAHRO, 2015
  • “TDHCA Issues,” Coats Rose Annual Conference, 2015
  • “RAD: The Possibilities are Infinite,” Texas Housing Conference, 2015
  • “Year 15 Opportunities,” Coats Rose Annual Conference, 2014
  • “RAD – All the Latest News,” Texas Housing Conference, 2014
  • “Debt, Equity & Soft Financing,” Coats Rose Annual Conference, 2013
  • “Public/Private Partnerships – PHA’s, PFC’s and HFC’s,” Texas Housing Conference, 2013
  • “Tax Credits 101: The Basics of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program,” Texas NAHRO, 2012
  • “Future of Public Housing in the Gulf Coast,” ABA Forum of Affordable Housing Spring Conference 2008
  • “Public/Private Combinations: What Works?” Ballard Spahr Tax Credit Symposium 2006
  • “The Aftermath of Katrina/Rita – How to Recover and How to Prepare,” Texas Housing Conference, July 2006
  • “The Future of Public and Assisted Housing After Katrina,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Conference, May 2006
  • “Creative Ventures with Public Housing Authorities and Others,” Texas Housing Conference, July 2005
  • “Asset Management of Affordable Housing,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing Annual Conference, May 2005
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Locations

Houston

9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1100
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220
Toll Free: 800.535.2701

Dallas - Preston

14755 Preston Road
Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662

Austin

901 South Mopac Expressway
Bldg. 1, Ste. 500
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408
Toll Free: 855.679.6763

 

San Antonio

1020 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 800
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Phone: 210.224.7098
Fax: 210.212.5698
Toll Free: 800.862.5079

New Orleans

365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504.299.3070
Fax: 504.299.3071
Toll Free: 888.435.8214

Cincinnati

PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street
Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202