Nixon Peabody Expands Affordable Housing Practice on West Coast; New Partner Tuan Pham Joins Firm’s San Francisco Office


San Francisco, CA. – March 14, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP has expanded its Affordable Housing practice on the West Coast with the arrival of new partner Tuan Pham. Mr. Pham joins Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office from Goodwin Procter, where he also served as the hiring partner for the San Francisco office and a co-chair of the West Coast Diversity Committee.

Mr. Pham focuses his practice in the area of financing real estate, energy, and public infrastructure developments using tax-exempt bonds and tax credits. Mr. Pham has played an integral part in the financing, acquisition, construction, purchase, and sale of numerous developments throughout the country. He advises clients on issues relating to real estate law and finance, entity structuring, tax-exempt bonds, energy tax credit, low-income housing tax credit, and state-specific concerns such as California’s community redevelopment and affordable housing preservation laws. Mr. Pham has represented many notable housing financings, including the issuance of a series of multifamily bonds totaling $135M for AvalonBay Communities, one of the largest housing bond financings in the history of California.

“Tuan is an accomplished affordable housing attorney who complements our market leading presence in the housing sector,“ said Stephen J. Wallace, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing practice. “His comprehensive understanding of the challenges and complexities involved with affordable housing transactions will substantially benefit our clients.”

“Tuan is an industry-recognized project finance specialist,” added Paul E. Schrier, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office. “His arrival will further strengthen both our affordable housing and public finance practices on the West Coast.”

Mr. Pham is a 1994 graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his B.A. in political science, magna cum laude. In 1997, he was awarded his J.D. from University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

About Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as a Global 100 law firm—one of the largest in the world—with approximately 700 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in cities across the U.S. and in European and Asian commercial centers. What sets Nixon Peabody apart regardless of size is the firm’s exceptional relationships—among the partners and with their clients. Nixon Peabody attorneys work effectively across offices and practices because they know and like each other. They are widely respected for the depth of their industry knowledge and for being responsive, efficient, and easy to work with. Nixon Peabody’s experience and insight helps clients anticipate and capture opportunities, prepare for and manage risks, and forecast and overcome obstacles. Nixon Peabody is widely recognized for a deep commitment to diversity, as a “Best Law Firm,” as “A Best Place to Work,” and for outstanding pro-bono service.

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