Justin Fitzgerald

Justin L. Fitzgerald

Justin is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Community Development Finance group. He represents clients in community development financing, including tax credit financing involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and new markets tax credits (NMTC).

What do you focus on?

I work with equity investors, syndicators, developers, and community development entities to negotiate and structure transactions that qualify for tax credits and other tax benefits throughout the country. These transactions help finance the construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing, hospitals, and schools to historically underserved communities. As part of my practice, I identify and work with clients to develop creative solutions to potential concerns involving real estate issues, partnership tax issues, and financing.

What do you see on the horizon?

The positive impact that tax incentive financing can provide to communities is dependent on LIHTC and NMTC and understanding the best ways to utilize these programs. As tax credit transactions become more complex due to new IRS rulings and decisions and unexpected economic developments, I follow the latest developments and growing trends in the tax credit industry and work with clients to adapt to the ever-changing landscape and explore ways to best utilize these programs.


  • “Portfolio Assessment and Strategies: Evaluating the Market for Property Dispositions at Year 15,” IPED’s 2022 Tax Credit Property Dispositions Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 28, 2022
  • “Understanding the Numbers: Sources, Uses, and More,” IPED’s Learn the Basics: Housing Tax Credits 101, March 24, 2022


Justin L. Fitzgerald



Phone: 617-345-1062

Fax: 617-345-1300

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.

Hope College, B.A.



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