Jason has a passion for the law that informs his counsel for incentivized real estate finance transactions.

Overview

Jason concentrates his finance and tax law practice on structuring tax credit and government incentive projects and business acquisitions focused on the real estate sector. He represents banks and other financial institutions and non-traditional capital providers in secured lending transactions.

Recognized for his state-credit experience, Jason structures and closes deals involving tax credits and government incentives ranging from new markets tax credit finance for a hotel in Los Angeles to state and federal historic tax credit finance to preserve historic buildings nationwide, to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance for renewable energy projects in the Midwest. He handles Opportunity Zone financings in designated low-income areas, working with developers to establish the deal-compliant structures they need to realize tax benefits and other public incentives from such projects. Jason represents institutional investors, lenders, developers, nonprofit organizations, community development entities and qualified businesses to creatively structure complex real estate and public finance transactions, combining state tax credits with federal incentive programs, to skillfully balance investor risks and rewards in innovative commercial lending projects.

Experience

Jason has handled more than $300M in unique hospital finance transactions.

He takes a strategic, proactive approach to structuring transactions utilizing the newly created Opportunity Zone Fund program.

He advises on structuring acquisitions, dispositions and other investments.

Jason works closely with management finance departments, tax departments and legal counsel to identify opportunities and implement changes in tax law.

Because of his deep experience, Jason provides expert testimony on tax credit transactions.

Jason frequently speaks at national conferences that focus on tax credits.

Echoing the firm’s commitment to pro bono service, Jason gives generously of his time and legal experience, most recently volunteering at the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center to help transform the lives of children through legal advocacy.

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Speaking Engagements

Publications

"Banking Mergers and Structure Changes: A Taxing Proposition – Part II," Nebraska Banker, November/December 2013

"Banking Mergers and Structure Changes: A Taxing Proposition," Nebraska Banker, September/October 2013

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, Volunteer 

Colorado Bar Association, Tax Court Pro Bono Program, 2009-2012 

Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Impact Denver, 2010 

Special Olympics of Colorado

  • Development Committee, 2010-2013 
  • Hall of Fame Planning Committee, 2011-2013

Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

University of Denver College of Law, LL.M., Taxation

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.

University of North Dakota, B.A., Accounting

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