Thomas A. Giblin

Tom Giblin specializes in tax credit syndication and real estate finance, federally assisted housing and other aspects of affordable housing and community development. He advises investors, developers, syndicators, lenders, housing authorities and property owners who utilize federal and state tax incentives to promote housing and community development.

What do you focus on?

Banking and financial institutions practice

I provide strategic advice to financial institutions and insurance companies that promote affordable housing and community development through federal and state tax incentives. I also help clients make debt and equity investments in assets that generate low-income, historic, renewable energy and new markets tax credits. In addition to structuring these investments, I advise our clients on asset management and help them seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls during the lifecycles of their investments.

Structuring multi-credit transactions

An increasing number of companies participate in multiple tax credit programs or invest in developments that qualify for more than one type of tax credit. These investments are incredibly complex and need to be managed in a thoughtful, coordinated and efficient manner. I provide strategic legal, tax, business and consulting advice to organizations that navigate the complicated and often contradictory rules that arise when structuring multi-credit transactions. I also help many organizations establish and implement state, regional and national tax credit investment platforms involving multiple tax credit programs.

Housing preservation

I have extensive experience advising institutional owners of affordable housing in connection with recapitalizing and repositioning older housing tax credit properties. Successfully advising owners on preservation issues allows me to draw on my significant experience with real estate transactions, debt and equity financings and workout/restructurings.

Industry leadership

I am a frequent speaker at national tax credit and community development conferences. I’ve created and co-chaired several national programs for the Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED). I also work with business leaders in the tax credit industry to educate professionals in the business tax, legal and accounting issues relating to a variety of federal and state tax credit programs.

What do you see on the horizon?

Potential tax reform may also have a dramatic impact on the future of affordable housing and community development in this country. I’m working with many of our clients to help them understand how these potential developments will impact their businesses and the industries they serve.


Thomas A. Giblin



Phone: 617-345-1102

Fax: 866-947-1945

Boston College Law School, J.D.

Providence College, B.A., summa cum laude


U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Tom Giblin is a member of the Massachusetts, Boston, and Rhode Island bar associations.
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