Gerald H. Salzman is an attorney in the Washington office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He concentrates his practice in housing, multifamily mortgage finance and community and economic development matters.
Mr. Salzman joined Pepper in 2003, after serving for more than three decades in local, regional and headquarters counsel and programmatic posts with HUD. In his last position at HUD, he spent three years (1999 - 2002) as the director of contracts in the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring (now OHAP), with overall supervisory responsibility for procurements.
Before that, Mr. Salzman, on behalf of the FHA Housing Commissioner, negotiated the terms for the bulk sale of HUD-owned properties and prepared contracts of sale and closing documents. While in the General Counsel’s Office, he routinely worked with HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing, Property Disposition Office, in connection with the negotiated and non-negotiated sales of individual and “bulk sales” of HUD-owned properties. His duties included the structuring and closing of negotiated and non-negotiated property dispositions, and resolving bid irregularity matters. Mr. Salzman has been chief counsel in two HUD field offices, and in each served as a member of its Property Disposition Recommendation Committee, with specific Office of General Counsel authority to close sales. As a member of HUD’s asset sales team, he has participated in the negotiated sale of HUD-subsidized mortgage loans.
Mr. Salzman’s positions within the FHA included attorney advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Housing (1997-99); senior attorney in the Multifamily Mortgage Division (1994-97); attorney advisor in the Multifamily Mortgage Division (1980-93); associate regional counsel for New England States (1979-80); chief counsel for Massachusetts (1978-79); and chief counsel for New Jersey (1971-77).
He is admitted to practice in New York, and his practice is limited to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (he is not a member of the District of Columbia bar). Mr. Salzman is under supervision by principals of Pepper Hamilton LLP who are members of the D.C. Bar.