Brian D. Hern practices in the area of federal income taxation, focusing on partnership tax, nonprofit corporations, and federal tax credits, including new markets, historic rehabilitation, and energy credits. He has six years of experience in this field, representing tax credit investors as well as real estate developers, nonprofits, and syndicators.
In the course of representing clients, Brian is heavily involved in the tax structuring of each transaction as well as overseeing the nuts and bolts of the transaction from document drafting to diligence review to opinions.
He regularly represents Capital One and SunTrust Community Capital on new markets tax credit transactions and East West Bank on historic tax credit and energy tax credit transactions. Brian recently helped a privately held commercial real estate firm refinance its portfolio of seven historic tax credit projects.
He frequently attends, and has spoken at, tax credit industry conferences and is a member of the Boston Bar Association. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Brian worked as a high school teacher and as a budget analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In his personal life, he is involved in coaching youth soccer and hockey in his hometown of Medfield, Massachusetts.
- Boston College (J.D. 2011);
- Georgetown University (B.A. in English 2003; Pi Delta Phi)
BAR ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts
- Intern to the Honorable William E. Smith,
- U.S. District Court,
- District of Rhode Island (Summer 2009)
- Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst,
- Senate Committee on Ways and Means,
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2007-2008)
- Baker Hughes sells natural gas solutions business to First Reserve and Pietro Fiorentini
- Capital One provides financing for acquisition of forest in Washington state
- East West Bank provides financing for rehabilitation of historic building in Dallas, Texas
- Confidential taxpayer obtains No Action Letter following audit of transaction involving historic new markets and rehabilitation tax credits
- SunTrust Community Capital invests in newly constructed sports and health facility, generating federal new markets tax credits
- Capital One finances mental health care facility in Connecticut, in part by new markets tax credits
- Jamestown initiates historic rehabilitation of iconic Sears, Roebuck and Co. building in Atlanta, Georgia
- East West Bancorp invests in rehabilitation of historic building in Portland, Oregon, undertaken by affiliates of Pacific Northwest College of Art
- Global financial services firm finances construction of temporary housing for families of hospital patients, generating new markets tax credits.
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