Pamela Swanson - Community Development Finance - Nixon Peabody LLP

Pamela Swanson

Pamela Swanson is an associate in our Community Development Finance group. She focuses her practice on transactions involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), and represents investors and syndicators leveraging these tax credits to finance housing and community development nationwide.

What do you focus on?

I work with equity investors, syndicators, and lenders to structure transactions that qualify for federal LIHTCs and other tax benefits and, involve multiple layers of public and private financing, including tax-exempt bonds. I conduct necessary due diligence, identify key issues in the early stages of the deal structuring process, and draft and negotiate core documents, including the equity transaction documents crucial for achieving our client’s business goals.

What do you see on the horizon?

Over the past several years, the tax credit industry has grown. Affordable housing will continue to be a priority for state and local governments, and with recent legislation aiming to improve the low-income housing tax credit and provide additional resources, I anticipate increased activity in the LIHTC industry. New questions of interpretation will continue to arise with tax reform, COVID-relief packages, and IRS and state agency notices. I look forward to helping our clients navigate these changes and take advantage of new opportunities.


  • “Using tax-exempt bonds with housing tax credits,” IPED’s Learn the Basics: Housing Tax Credits 101, Boston, MA, March 25, 2022
  • “Basics of tax-exempt bonds and the current state of the 4% tax credit market”, Webinar, March 3, 2021


Pamela Swanson



Phone: 617-345-6034

Fax: 833-285-3036

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.

St. Lawrence University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Boston Bar Association
    • New Lawyers Section liaison to the Real Estate Section
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association
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