Current Focus: I joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2000. I concentrate my real estate practice on affordable housing, development and finance. I have extensive experience with various federal, state and local loan, grant and tax credit programs used to finance multifamily housing development projects, including Illinois Affordable Housing, historic and low-income housing tax credits. In addition to representing tax credit equity investors, I have represented numerous developers of affordable housing financed through various HUD programs, including FHA-insured loans, HUD Section 202 and 811 capital advance and refinance programs and the HUD Section 202 mixed finance program (both 4% and 9% deals). I have also worked extensively with the Illinois Department of Revenue on property tax exemptions for affordable housing projects, including those financed with federal low income housing tax credits.
Prior to joining Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, I was a commercial litigator with an emphasis on employment litigation. I am actively involved in my church and parish school, and am on the board of a gang ministry outreach nonprofit. I reside in Oak Park, along with my wife Liz and six children.
Honors & Awards
- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
- Edge Alliance 2008 Community Leadership Award relating to the Phoenix House Project
- Awarded Volunteers Of America of Illinois’ More Than A Home Leadership Award in 2019