Experience

LightBeam Tax Credit Equity Financing

Arranged conventional and tax credit equity financing for LightBeam Energy’s project development backlog of 10 megawatts of solar power generation. The 10 megawatts of solar power generation are part of a six project Agreement to Proceed (ATP) LightBeam Energy entered into with the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA).

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Strand Theater Project

Assisted American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in developing the Strand Theater, a new performing arts facility on Market Street. Tasks have included real estate transactional representation, tax exempt entity formation and qualification, land use entitlements and New Market and Historic tax credits expertise.

First Security Building, Salt Lake City

The $20 million rehabilitation of the First Security Building in Salt Lake City, Utah involved both the Historic Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit.

San Francisco Ferry Building

Represented the developer in development agreement, ground lease and entitlements for the San Francisco Ferry Building, an $80 million federal historic tax credit renovation project under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  We negotiated a complicated transaction with the Port of San Francisco, including a ground lease and development agreement, and obtained myriad entitlements for the project from the City of San Francisco, the State Lands Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service.  We also negotiated several complicated lease buyouts and handled a proposed condemnation proceeding.

Berkeley-Albany YMCA Teen Center

Assisted with the acquisition, construction and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) Program, which permits taxpayers to receive a credit against federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs). 

Cavallo Point, Sausalito

Represented the developers and owners of Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker in Sausalito, CA with the rehabilitation of historic buildings and in securing federal historic tax credits for the project.

Citizen Hotel, Sacramento

Represented the developers and owners of the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, CA with the rehabilitation of the historic building and in securing federal historic tax credits for the project. We also assisted with construction financing and negotiations with the local redevelopment agency.

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Financing and tax credit investment for rehabilitation of historic structures at Fort Mason in the San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Assisted with the National Parks Service lease. 

Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson

The $15 million rehabilitation of the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Arizona involved a tax-exempt sponsor / developer in which we were nevertheless able to syndicate both the Historic and New Markets Tax Credits.

Freight & Salvage Performance Venue, Berkeley

Assisted Freight & Salvage with New Markets Tax Credits program in the development of a performance venue run by the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music.

International Center to End Violence Conference Center, San Francisco

Secured Historic Tax Credit for the $20 million rehabilitation of the International Center to End Violence Conference Center in the center of the Presidio in San Francisco, California.

Langham Hotel, Chicago

Secured Historic Tax Credit for the over $200 million rehabilitation of a five star hotel in Downtown Chicago.

One Kearny Office Building, San Francisco

Secured Historic Tax Credit for the $75 million rehabilitation of the One Kearny office building in downtown San Francisco, California.

Piers 1.5, 3 & 5, San Francisco

Secured Historic Tax Credit for the $50 million rehabilitation of Piers 1.5, 3 & 5 in San Francisco, California.

The Exploratorium, San Francisco

Represented this San Francisco science education facility with federal historic tax credits and construction documentation and insurance program structuring.

White Stag Building, Portland

The $30 million rehabilitation of the White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon involved both the Historic Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit.

Firm Highlights

Event

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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Accessory Dwelling Units Authorized in New Construction

New legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 18 now authorizes the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in new construction projects for single-family homes and multi-family buildings. The City...

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Matayoshi

Kelly Matayoshi discusses how the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program helped her career and what she'd say to students undecided about applying for an internship. Read the interview here .

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Lysondra Ludwig Selected to Leadership San Francisco

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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Nonprofits and the California Consumer Privacy Act

The new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will come into effect January 1, 2020. In most situations, nonprofits won’t be subject to the law—but in some cases they necessarily will be and/or...

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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