Lee Hill concentrates his practice in the development and financing of complex real estate transactions, including affordable housing, public finance transactions and economic development matters.
Lee counsels public, for-profit and non-profit clients in all areas of development and project financing, including affordable housing, economic development and incentives, mixed-use commercial developments, hotels, mixed-use planned residential communities, revitalization projects, public finance and public law.
Lee represents non-profit and for-profit developers utilizing tax credits – including low income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, health care industry zone credits and new markets tax credits – and in connection with commercial real estate matters, including development agreements, lease transactions, financing agreements and purchase options.
He actively works with the Firm’s public housing authority and private developer clients on HUD’s Mixed Finance and Rental Assistance Demonstration project transactions and has represented banks and other lenders in connection with the same.
Lee has advised private and public entities in a variety of bond financing transactions, including the issuance of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, tax increment financing bonds, and housing and other exempt facility bonds.
Lee’s work has also involved counseling clients expanding or relocating their businesses, from site selection through negotiation and finalization of the legal issues associated with a new project site.
Prior to attending law school, Lee served as assistant to the commissioner at the Mississippi Department of Transportation, worked with local government officials to provide continuing education seminars and technical assistance for municipalities and counties, and served as a legal extern in the Office of the Chief Counsel to the Governor of the state of Mississippi.
- Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
- Mississippi State University, Master of Public Policy and Administration, 2005
- Mississippi State University, B.A., Political Science, 2003
- Mississippi, 2010
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2010
- Served as bond counsel on $21,550,000 Mississippi Business Finance Corporation Taxable Revenue Bonds financing a student housing/mixed use project.
- Served as lender’s counsel in connection with an approximate $1 million permanent loan, the proceeds of which were used to finance the preservation of over 600 public housing units converting to Section 8 assistance under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.
- Served as counsel to a public housing authority in connection with an approximate $8 million development, which included the conversion of public housing units under HUD’s RAD Program.
- Served as counsel to a public housing authority in connection with converting its entire public housing portfolio to Section 8 Project Based Voucher Assistance under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program.
- Served as bond counsel to a county issuer of $2.43 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds (taxable).
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Member – American Bar Association (Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, State and Local Government Law, Young Lawyers Division)
- Member – Capital Area Bar Association and Jackson Young Lawyers
- Member – National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Member – Mississippi Economic Development Council
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