Overview

Glaser Weil is a leading law firm regarding affordable housing matters. The Firm's attorneys represent clients in a full range of affordable housing, multifamily housing and community development matters and have handled some of the most complex cases in these areas.

With a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for clients in high-stakes and complex matters, Glaser Weil’s attorneys are thought leaders in private equity and affordable housing litigation. Few firms in the country match their depth of experience and knowledge. The Firm also represent multifamily housing clients in large-scale real estate transactions.

Glaser Weil’s recent successful representation of a private equity affordable housing fund earned it recognition as a "Top High Impact Verdict" in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Who We Represent

  • Private equity firms in the affordable housing space
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Developers
  • Housing non-profit organizations
  • Tax credit firms
  • Local government

What We Do

  • Commercial litigation for affordable housing clients
  • Partnership and member/owner disputes
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) litigation
  • Disposition disputes
  • Construction and premises liability cases
  • Receivership cases
  • Fraud cases
  • Affordable housing and multifamily housing real estate transactions
  • Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act matters

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Results

  • A major provider of residential financing solutions for affordable housing across the United States in a receivership case that arose when a property manager left 29 low-income housing properties housing 1,500 tenants effectively unmanaged during the pandemic. Our client is the tax credit investor in nine of the affordable housing properties subject to the receivership. The court granted our client’s motion to release nine of its ten properties from the receivership.
  • Alliant Capital, a leading tax credit firm, as plaintiff in an affordable housing lawsuit over a portfolio valued between $300 million and $400 million.
  • Alliant Capital, as the financing source, in litigation filed by an affordable housing developer in New Jersey. The litigation concerns the division of proceeds of the sale of the property owned by the affordable housing partnership after exercise of the buy-out option by the general partner/manger.
  • A real estate developer and his company who invested more than $50 million in a portfolio of 8 for-profit and affordable housing projects in successfully settling a business divorce from his now former partner manager in a JAMS mediation.
  • An equity investor in a successful rescission of its interests at trial following the developer’s failure to satisfy contractual milestones.
  • Affordable housing investors in multiple high-impact disputes with partners, including options, ROFRs and back-end sale issues, some public and some private.
  • An investor in enforcing its rights in relation to a development damaged by Super Storm Sandy.
  • A housing nonprofit in the defense of a lawsuit for alleged fraud.
  • The County of Los Angeles and one of the largest California pension funds in the reconstruction of a 900-unit multifamily project in Marina del Rey, which includes 200 apartment units for low- and moderate-income housing—one of the largest affordable housing projects in California.
  • An affordable housing developer sued by tenants of an urban building our client purchased in order to restore to high standards of habitability.

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