Meghan Altidor represents nonprofit and for-profit developers in acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating and operating affordable housing developments around the country. Ms. Altidor frequently speaks about housing issues at national conferences such as IPED, IRHP and NYSAFAH. Meghan is the deputy leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing Transactional team.
I focus on complex financings of affordable housing developments that include tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits and often other federal, state and local government subsidies. My typical deal is representing the purchaser and borrower to finance a development with multiple interconnected layers of financing, but I also represent lenders, investors, housing authorities and clients disposing of affordable housing assets. My practice covers all aspects of development from dirt real estate to securing regulatory approvals such as HUD RAD conversion approvals and nonprofit asset transfer approvals. Recognizing that the planning of complex transactions often involves significant time commitments and financial risks, I enjoy working with clients to mitigate or reduce the risk of unpredictable legal costs and budgeting inaccuracies.
Affordable housing deals often involve partnerships, and I help my clients navigate public-private partnerships and joint ventures between nonprofit and for-profit firms. Some examples of this practice include structuring tax exemption eligibility and negotiating tax credit and debt guaranty obligations among partners in affordable housing transactions.
From my training as an urban planner to my first legal work representing a tenant association to secure its rights under the DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, I have committed my career to thinking about how affordable housing can transform the lives of those who live in it. I am particularly interested in legal issues nonprofits face, supportive housing models and various efforts to rethink public housing, such as the RAD program. I am active with several affordable housing boards and advisory groups and am an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.A., Urban Studies and Planning
Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude
District of Columbia
In 2017, Meghan was recognized by Bisnow as a woman of influence in commercial real estate for the DC region.
Meghan is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where she teaches a course on affordable housing law. She is a member of the program committee for the DC-based Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), the membership committee of the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition and the New York State Homes & Community Renewal Multifamily Advisory Council working group. Meghan was a founding board member of the New York Housing Conference Young Leadership Council (2009–2016) and a former board member of the New York City Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. (2008–2012). Meghan is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and is pro bono counsel to a number of housing nonprofit boards. Meghan is active with the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC, as the wife of the ambassador.