Benjamin J. Swartzendruber

Benjamin Swartzendruber

 

 

 

 

 

 

bswartzen@att-law.com
312.491.2209

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PRACTICE AREAS:
Affordable Housing & Community
Development Finance
Tax Credit Finance & Syndication

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
Banc of America Community
Development Corporation
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE:
State of Illinois

EDUCATION:
Yale Law School, J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
B.A. with distinction,
Political Science, Sociology
Environmental Studies

Benjamin J. Swartzendruber

Ben joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2006. His practice is focused on the tax structuring of community development real estate projects and businesses, with an emphasis on tax credit-enhanced financing, including new markets, low-income housing, historic rehabilitation and energy tax credits. He has represented investors, community development entities, borrowers and developers in numerous real estate transactions, including housing, office buildings, hotels, charter schools, industrial facilities and medical centers.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben worked as a developer at Banc of America Community Development Corporation, where his projects included financing by tax credit equity and conventional sources. His legal practice at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, LLP included the representation of commercial lenders, purchasers, sellers and lessors of commercial real estate.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
    • Member, Section on Taxation

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Co-Author, Initiatives and Tools for the Preservation of Affordable Housing in Illinois, 18 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (2014)
  • Co-Author, Beginner’s Guide to The New Markets Tax Credit, American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (2014)