Roger W. Holmes - Community Development Finance lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Roger W. Holmes

Roger Holmes is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Community Development Finance group, where he represents clients involved in real estate developments that qualify for federal and state tax credits.

What do you focus on?

Tax credit transaction structuring

I represent equity investors, syndicators, developers, and lenders involved in developments throughout the United States that qualify for various tax incentives, including federal and state low-income housing tax credits, federal and state historic rehabilitation credits, new markets tax credits, and renewable energy credits. I assist clients in structuring transactions involving real estate issues, partnership tax issues, multiple layers of financing, and various federal, state, and local housing programs.

Portfolio asset management

I also oversee a wide variety of portfolio asset management matters, including refinancings, general partner and management agent removals, enforcement of developer guaranties, and restructuring of financially troubled projects.


Additionally, I advise syndicators and investors on exit strategies, dispositions of properties and partnership interests, and secondary market transactions.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see opportunities in how public/private partnerships will continue to expand to develop and revitalize communities. As demand for tax incentive financing increases, our industry will continue to find new and innovative structures to meet this demand.


Roger W. Holmes



Phone: 617-345-1227

Fax: 617-345-1300

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

Colby College, B.A.


Roger is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston bar associations.

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