Brett D. Siglin Member

P: 602.262.5842
F: 602.495.2785
L: Phoenix

Mr. Siglin focuses his practice on a broad range of business law matters involving corporate structuring, joint ventures, bond financing, syndication of equity, contract negotiation, regulation and compliance, tax credits, property tax exemptions, and real estate acquisition and development. He represents developers, lenders, investors, syndicators, real estate investment trusts, and other businesses and public sector entities. Mr. Siglin is experienced with utilizing federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and tax-exempt bond financing to structure transactions; advising on debt and equity terms; negotiating development agreements and construction contracts; assisting with zoning and permitting; advising on compliance issues; counseling on state and local tax incentives; resolving complex tax issues; and providing wide-ranging federal and state tax advice.

Mr. Siglin served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. for four years before entering private practice.

Areas of Focus 

  • Real Estate Planning
  • Affordable Housing Transactions
  • Bond-Financed Transactions
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Partnership Transactions
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax Controversy

Representative Engagements

  • Represented developers in the acquisition, financing, development and operation of multiple 160+ unit assisted living facilities in Arizona and Minnesota.

  • Closed dozens of transactions nationwide involving the acquisition and development of properties through the utilization of tax-exempt bonds, tax credits, property tax exemptions and other advantageous financing vehicles.

  • Represented a private real estate equity firm in structuring and negotiating joint venture in connection with the acquisition, development, and financing of over 25 real estate venture nationwide.

  • Assisted several real estate management firms with the creation, structuring, negotiation, operation, and management of multi-investor and single investor private placement funds, raising over $250 million for investment in various assets throughout the western United States.

  • Closed 15 syndicated transactions on behalf of a fund investing in partnership for the development of projects across various states, which generated over $90 million in federal and state tax credits.

  • Consulted with a New York investment firm on behalf of a major Puerto Rican bank with respect to the management and restructuring of an asset portfolio worth $2 billion.


Publications

  • Author, “Combining FHA and other HUD Programs with Tax Credits,” ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (2008)

  • Contributing Author, Venture Capital Law Handbook (1999)


Presentations

  • Panelist, "Introduction to and Tips for Success in Transactional Practice," Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (June 2018)

  • Moderator, “15-Year Issues,” National Leased Housing Association Conference (2016)

  • Presenter, “Partnership Exit Strategies,” National Leased Housing Association Conference (2015)

  • Presenter, “Economic Substance Doctrine,” Virginia Housing Conference (2011)


Professional Affiliations

  • National Leased Housing Association
    Member
  • American Bar Association
    Member
    Partnership Committee Task Force, Former Member

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 2017
  • Illinois, 2003
  • Maryland, 2006
  • Minnesota, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2007

Education

  • B.A., University of Illinois
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2002
    cum laude
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, Taxation, 2009