Joseph J. Lynch

Joseph Lynch represents for-profit and nonprofit developers and owners in complex real estate transactions.

What do you focus on?

Affordable housing

My practice focuses on representing clients in real estate transactions involving federal, state or local assistance and/or financing. On a state and federal level, this includes tax exempt bonds; low-income housing tax credits; FHA, SONYMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financing; and federal rental subsidy programs. On a local level, I also focus on legislative and agency approvals, including real property tax exemptions. 

What do you see on the horizon?

Federal funding is becoming harder to access, sending a ripple effect down to the state and local level. My role is to guide our clients through these increasingly complicated issues.


  • “NHRA COVID-19 Member Town Hall Lessons For Closing Transactions in 2020 and Beyond,” September 17, 2020
  • “New York State/New York City Housing Officials,” Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation: Affordable Housing Preservation Symposium, New York, NY, January 22, 2020 (moderator)
  • “HUD’s Signature Program Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program,” Lawline CLE webinar, June 13, 2014

Catholic Charities Starts Work on New Queens Development

Real Estate Weekly | September 28, 2020

This article on the ground-breaking of Bishop Valero Residence, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults, quotes New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch for leading the team that advised Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation. The deal team also included Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller and associate Matt Carrigg.

JV Completes $53M Redevelopment of Bronx Senior Community

Multi-Housing News | August 06, 2020

This article on Fort Schuyler House, a 138-unit affordable senior housing community in the Bronx, mentions NP for the work of New York City Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Joe Lynch and Meghan Altidor, and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen representing the developer in the deal.

NYC real estate week in review

Law360 | September 03, 2018

This weekly roundup of notable real estate deals mentions New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Joe Lynch’s work as counsel to affordable housing developer Breaking Ground in its $170 million purchase of a historic building in Brooklyn.

New York City’s Fanciest Offices Are Absolutely Jaw-Dropping

New York Post | January 17, 2018

This article on the most attractive office spaces in New York City highlights Nixon Peabody’s Midtown Manhattan office and includes a quote by New York City managing partner Joe Lynch.


Joseph J. Lynch


New York

Phone: 212-940-3717

Fax: 866-856-4927

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Fordham University, B.A.

New York

New Jersey

Joe is a member of the New York Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association and is a board member of the Citizens Housing Planning Council.  He has served on the Mitchell Lama Task Force of the Committee on Low Income and Affordable Housing of the Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Housing and Urban Development Committee of the New York City Bar.

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