Public Finance & Incentives
Our attorneys represent developers, lenders, investors and companies in negotiating and securing public financing and economic development incentives, including drafting and negotiating applications, loan documents, tax credit documentation, development agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements, opinion letters, and similar documents for projects involving public financing and incentives.
Our attorneys have expertise with a variety of federal, state and local economic development incentives, tax exempt bonds, and public financing tools, including state and federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Affordable Housing Assistance Program (AHAP) Tax Credits, Neighborhood Preservation Act Tax Credits, Brownfield Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB) Contribution Tax Credits, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits, Private Activity Bonds, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and other Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. In addition, we regularly negotiate and secure local tax abatements, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Chapter 100, Chapter 353, tax exempt bond financing, Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), Transportation Development Districts (TDDs), Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NIDs), and similar local economic development tools. We have unique expertise with economic development incentives related to job creation and capital investment such as Missouri Works, Missouri Works Job Training, BUILD, Port Development Incentives, Data Center Incentives, and similar programs in other states.