John Kelley

Jones Day 

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High Street 100
Boston 02110 MA US

John D. Kelley has extensive experience in community development transactions involving tax credits, including low income housing tax credits. He also advises clients in structuring and closing transactions involving new markets tax credits, historic tax credits, energy tax credits, and related state tax credits.

For more than 20 years he has represented major institutional investors, syndicators, funds, and community development entities (CDEs) in investing in a diverse range of projects, including multifamily affordable housing, mixed-use real estate developments, hotels, commercial real estate projects, and renewable energy facilities.

He also has significant experience in managing deals with a wide array of other financing available for community development efforts, including tax-exempt bonds, state and local grants and loans, HUD-supported loans, and financing through GSEs. John also handles transactions in general corporate, real estate, and partnership law.

John has closed investments in hundreds of affordable housing transactions as well as dozens of syndicated tax credit funds. His experience includes acting as the lead syndicator attorney on the largest (at the time) solar PV project in North America as well as the biggest (in terms of the number of units) single affordable housing project. John has closed projects across the country and in several U.S. territories, including Guam and Puerto Rico.

John speaks frequently on issues related to the low income housing tax credit and new markets tax credit program as well as various other incentive programs.


  • Boston College (J.D. 1996);
  • University of Miami (B.B.A. in Business with honors 1993)


  • Massachusetts and
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Investment banking and securities firm makes equity investment in novel opportunity zone project
  • Global financial services firm finances construction of temporary housing for families of hospital patients, generating new markets tax credits


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