Price Richard Michael

Richard Michael Price



Richard Price focuses on real estate finance and regulation, affordable and rural housing and community development, government contracts, administrative law and legislation. He assists for-profit and nonprofit businesses and government agencies.

What do you focus on?

I focus on real estate finance and regulation in four different settings.

Transactional

As a transactional attorney, I close transactions financed through complex commercial financing and federal and state financing programs including multifamily mortgage loans, tax credit equity and tax-exempt bond proceeds.

Regulatory

As a regulatory attorney, I assist clients with a broad array of approvals including mortgage assignments and property transfers. I also represent parties in fair housing, lead-based paint and RESPA compliance.

Litigation

As a litigator I defend clients before HUD, USDA and federal courts concerning suspensions, civil money penalties, debarments and nonprocurement and procurement contracts. I build on my experience as a trial attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for this work.

Advocacy

I am often involved with advocacy on new housing legislation. I’ve even advised non-governmental organizations about increasing housing opportunities in other countries. I have served on several housing industry boards and represent industry organizations. I enjoy writing and speaking about new issues affecting housing, administrative law, finance and real estate.

What do you see on the horizon?

2020 has lived up to my initial assessment as a year of change. When I posted that, it was pre-COVID. Between the election year, current political and social trends seeking to address historical narrative, and then add to that the first major global pandemic since 1918 to infect and effect a significant portion of the domestic and world population, along with an economic shift not seen since before the 1930s, then “year of change” is an understatement. Affordable housing preservation and expansion is now an “above the fold” issue. Government programs have taken on even greater importance in the current economy. My thought is to respect the new economic patterns that help housing and commerce, giving people choices to stay healthy and avoid COVID.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Emerging Legal Trends to Watch,” 2020 MHI Community Education Workshops, Webinar, November 5, 2020
  • “Select Low Income Housing Legal Issues: Multifamily Occupancy, Restrictions and Preservation,” Strafford Webinar, September 8, 2020
  • “Federal Eviction Moratorium,” Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Webinar, September 4, 2020
  • “CDC Agency Order, Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19,” Mortgage Bankers Association, Webinar, September 3, 2020
  • “Owner/Manager Best Practices Roundtable,” 2020 NLHA Mid-Year Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, February 6, 2020
  • “Accessibility and the Web,” CARH 2020 Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 27, 2020
  • Housing Association of Mississippi, 2019 Annual Convention, October 23-25, 2019 (development issues, federal housing policy)
  • “The Changing REAC Landscape & What It Means For Your Company,” NH&RA Fall Developers Forum 2019, October 16, 2019
  • CARH Annual Meeting, “Understanding Washington-Analysis by CARH’s Capital Insiders,” June 24, 2019
  • Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, “Opportunities in Today’s Marketplace,” May 9, 2019
  • Carolinas Council for Affordable Housing: 2019 Annual Conference, April 28-30, 2019 (legislative update, tax-exempt bonds)
  • “Affordable Housing Opportunity Zones” Lorman (Webinar Course) (Presenter), April 26, 2019
  • NAHB International Builders’ Show, “Qualified Opportunity Funds,” February 20, 2019
  • National Council of State Housing Agencies, January 7, 2019 (rural housing, housing credits)
  • Bisnow’s DC Opportunity Zones: Everything You Need to Know to Capitalize on this New Law Finding the Best Returns in DC O-Zone Investing, October 16, 2018
  • RAD Progress and Best Practices, June 20-22, 2018
  • Alabama Affordable Housing Annual Meeting, May 22, 2018
  • Housing and Development Law Institute, May 17-18, 2018 (RAD audits, and lead-based paint).
  • Owner/Manager Best Practices Roundtable, National Leased Housing Association, January 24, 2018
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Housing Directors Advisory Committee, January 18, 2018 (tax reform, opportunity zones).
  • “Preservation through Portfolio Sales,” Novogradac Tax Credit Developers Conference, January 2018
  • “What’s New with HUD & RD?” Ohio Housing Council Fall Symposium, October 4, 2017
  • “The Future of Rural Low Income Housing Tax Credits,” New York State Rural Housing Coalition, September 12, 2017
  • National Leased Housing Association, Annual Membership Meeting, June 22–23, 2017 (RAD)
  • Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference, May 26, 2016, May 19, 2017 (HUD finance and enforcement)
  • “Affordable Housing Preservation,” Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, May 16–17, 2017 (inspections, previous participation clearance)
  • Marcus & Milichap/IPA Multifamily Forum DC 2017, March 28, 2017 (federal housing policy and funding)
  • Bisnow’s Sixth Annual DC Region Affordable Housing Conference, February 9, 2017 (DC area housing market and programs)
  • Council for Affordable and Rural Housing, Mid-Year and Annual Meeting 2017 (USDA housing programs, low income housing tax credit)
  • “An Exploration of Federal Rural Rental Housing Policy,” National Rural Housing Coalition, October 4, 2016 (housing finance)
  • “The Developer-Syndicator Relationship,” Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference, May 26–27, 2016
  • Alabama Affordable Housing Association, Annual Meeting, 2016
  • “Affordable Housing Preservation: A Look Ahead,” Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, May 6–7, 2014, and April 28 and 29, 2015 (mark-to-market)
  • Housing Assistance Council, December 3–5, 2015 (low income housing tax credit)
  • “Overview of federal housing structur——HUD non-procurement government contracting,” Lawline CLE webinar, June 13, 2014
  • “Fair Housing and Housing Accessibility—An Overview,” Lawline CLE webinar, June 13, 2014
  • “Qui Tam,” Lawline CLE webinar, June 13, 2014
  • “Overview of Federal Housing Structure: HUD Non-Procurement Government Contracting,” Lawline (webinar courses) (presenter/co-author/author), June 2014
  • “Fair Housing and Housing Accessibility Law: An Overview,” Lawline (webinar courses) (presenter/co-author/author), June 2014
  • Florida CARH Annual Meetings, 2014 (federal housing law)
  • Michigan Rural Development Council, 2014 Annual Meeting (federal housing issues)
  • “TOPA: The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act,” Lawline (webinar courses) (presenter/co-author/author), September 2013
  • National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, July 24–27, 2013 (HUD and RD)
  • “Tax Credit Property Dispositions Plus Affordable Housing Update,” Institute for Professional and Executive Development, July 11–13, 2013 (co-chair; federal budget and subsidies)
  • Washington State Council for Affordable and Rural Housing, AHMA/CARH Joint Conventions, 2013 (federal budget, federal housing law)
  • AHF Live, November 14-22, 2012 (preserving older tax credit properties)
  • Nevada Council for Affordable Housing, Annual Conference, 2010 (federal appropriations)
  • ABA Real Property, Trusts & Estates Law, speaker or moderator at multiple conferences from 2007–2009 (new markets tax credit; housing finance in Washington, DC)

Understanding Cash Controls for HUD-Assisted Multifamily Properties

Affordable Housing Finance | September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Richard Price contributed this article which breaks down some of the complexities of managing the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s multifamily programs.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization taps new CEO

Politico | May 14, 2020

This roundup of lobby hires mentions that apartment industry advocacy group National Multifamily Housing Council has hired Washington, DC, Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Richard Price to lobby on amendments to the CARES Act.

How COVID-19 is affecting affordable housing (so far)

Affordable Housing Finance | March 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Richard Price shares his perspective on the early impact of COVID-19 on the affordable housing industry, including how the federal government should respond.

Contact

Richard Michael Price

Partner

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8716


Fax: 202-585-8080

George Washington University, J.D.

George Washington University, B.A.

Maryland

Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, District of the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Richard was recognized in the 2014 edition of Washington, DC, and Baltimore's Top Rated Lawyers, a joint publication by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell. In 2003, he received the outstanding Leadership Award from the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA). In 2002, Richard received a Pro Bono recognition award from the Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • NHS Mortgage Corp., Director, Board of Directors, (2007-2009)
  • Governmental Incentives Committee, Real Property Division, American Bar Association Chair (2010-2012), Vice-Chair (2006-2009)
  • Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities, Chair, Commissioner (2002)
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