Kelly Longwell will speak on “RAD in Opportunity Zones,” at the 2020 Novogradac RAD Public Housing Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale, January 9-10, 2020. The opportunity zone (OZ) incentive became law at the end of 2017 and encourages investment in low-income communities, many of which have public housing. Hear how the OZ incentive can provide funding for your Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) conversion and learn next steps if you decide to pursue OZ funding.
Andrea Steel will serve as a panelist at a Hemp Master Class produced by Texas Hemp Growers in Dallas, Texas on December 7, 2019.
Coats Rose directors Barry Palmer, Kelly Longwell and Alysse Hollis will attend the 2019 AHF Live Summit. The Firm is proud to sponsor and exhibit. AHF Live brings together the nation’s leading affordable housing developers and owners. AHF Live: The 2019 Affordable Housing Developers Summit will provide you with a roadmap for the coming decade with the latest finance tools, innovative case studies, up-to-date news from Capitol Hill, other industry advancements, and networking opportunities to help you and your company thrive.
For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2019AHFLive
Kelly Longwell will be a panelist at a Historic Tax Credit event, presented by Preservation Houston and MacRostie Histroic Advisors LLC.
Barry J. Palmer will speak on “RAD Retrospective and Prospective – Legal Lessons Learned, Successes, Challenges, Today’s Hot RAD Topics & More” at the 2019 HDLI Fall Legal Conference
Barry J. Palmer will present “RAD and Historic Tax Credits,” at the 2019 NAHRO National Conference And Exhibition. The panel will explore
Mattye Gouldsby Jones will speak as a panelist on “Development 360,” at the NAHRO National Conference & Exhibition. This session that will encompass a holistic view on the current and future state of public housing redevelopment, financing tools that are available, and opportunities to leverage capital to create wealth and build opportunities in local Communities.
Barry J. Palmer will present on the panel “The Future is RAD,” at the 2019 Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) has seen the conversion and upgrade of hundreds of thousands of public housing units. Hear how RAD works, including the pluses and minuses of being part of the program.
Kelly Longwell will present on the panel, “Affordable Housing and Opportunity Zones,” at the 2019 Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference in New Orleans. The federal opportunity zones (OZ) incentive has the potential to attract significant equity for affordable housing properties, but it’s not simple. This panel will explore you can add OZ funding to your development and what hurdles you may face in doing so.
Coats Rose is a proud supporter of the inaugural Brazosport Arts in Media Festival (aka BAM FEsitval), a three-day festival promoting Short Film, Animation and other artistic expression through digital media arts. The festival will take place in Clute, Lake Jackson and the surrounding communities in Barzoria County, in cooperation with the Brazosport Independent School District.
Bill Walter will be a panelist, discussing “Whose House is it Anyway? Property Tax Issues Related to Affordable Housing” at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference, produced by the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP). The panel will discuss tried and true deal structures to achieve property tax exemptions, as well as state law and other guidance that affects the valuation of affordable housing developments. Panelists will bring a wide range of perspectives on this important area of law that greatly affects ongoing property operations, and will cover legislative efforts undertaken to bring greater clarity and consistency to property valuation.
Mattye Gouldsby Jones will moderate the panel, “RAD Evolution – Tools for an Easier, Faster and Better RAD transaction,” at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference in Austin, Texas. Experts will discuss RAD evolution from the perspective of those who approve and finance RAD transactions. Attendees will learn from industry leaders about ways to realize an easier, faster, and better RAD deal. Topics include efficiencies in development; underwriting from debt and equity partners; application of HUD tools; and pitfalls to avoid.
Barry J. Palmer will serve as moderator of the panel, “RAD Conversion Workshop for Housing Authorities & Cities,” at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference with panelists Gerald Chicon with Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Ann Gass with Austin Affordable Housing Corporation, Mary-Margaret Lemons with Fort Worth Housing Solutions, and Antonio Williams, Housing Authority of Texarkana. The panel will present case studies of how RAD transactions have been financed and the key challenges encountered in combining the RAD program with HUD and the Tax Credit Program with TDHCA.
Kelly Longwell is a panelist on the “Leveraging Low Income Housing Tax Credits” panel, along with Holly Knight with BCG Advantage, LLC and moderator Dannie Walker. on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Elizabeth Haecker Ryan will moderate the panel “Ensuring That #METOO is Not You Too: Defending a #MeToo Claim, Including Practical Tips for Clients.”
The legal industry is not immune to the #MeToo movement as the country witnessed in last year’s Supreme Court hearings. This panel will discuss ways to prepare a defense of a #MeToo claim against a lawyer including how to approach a claimant as well as how to present a defense to a jury. The panel will also discuss practical ways law firms and lawyers can establish standards and policies to prevent #MeToo claims in the future but do not limit women and men from working together.
Moderator: Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, Coats Rose, New Orleans, LA
Speakers: Cynthia A. Carter, Berkley Select, Chicago, IL; Lisa Lupion, Orrick, New York, NY; Peter J. Woo, Goldberg Segalla, Los Angeles, CA
Mattye Gouldsby Jones will serve as a panelist on the “Anatomy of a Legal Opinion and the Ethical Implications Involved,” panel at the ABA Forum.
The panelists will present a breakdown of the typical topics addressed in a legal opinions and, for each section, as deals become increasingly more complex, the considerations and best practices for complying with ABA Model Rules 1.1, 1.7, 3.1, and 4.1; AICPA SSTS No. 1(5)(a) and No. 7; Circular 230 Section 10.34 and 10.37 and ABA Formal Opinion Number 314.
Coats Rose is an exhibitor at the 2019 Spring Ohio Housing Authorities Conference.
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