Scott E. Fireison is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice Group.
Mr. Fireison represents public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations in connection with their purchase, sale, development, financing, investment and operational activities, and their compliance with the multitude of affordable housing programs, including federal, state and local grants, mortgage insurance, interest subsidy, project and tenant-based rental subsidies, tax-exempt bonds and low income housing tax credits. He has negotiated and closed the terms of sale, investment and financing for residential and commercial projects, and the agreements for development and management for multifamily housing throughout the country.
Mr. Fireison also assists lenders in the origination and sale of loans under Fannie Mae and other private mortgage conduit multifamily programs.
Before joining Pepper, Mr. Fireison practiced as a certified public accountant in the national multifamily housing practice of a large accounting firm, where he assisted in the preparation of SEC filings for the syndication of low income housing tax credits and in the development of procedures for the review of HUD regulated housing projects.
Mr. Fireison is a “Red Book”-listed attorney, has published several articles on HUD-assisted housing, nonprofit organizations and related tax matters, and is the principal author of Pepper’s Housing Update, a newsletter analyzing current multifamily and affordable housing legislative, regulatory and policy developments. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, and a frequent lecturer at seminars on federal housing programs and public finance.