Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Orlando J. Cabrera has joined its global legal practice and will lead the Housing, Tax Credits and Community Development Industry Group, a new group within the real estate practice. Cabrera will be resident in the Washington DC office.
“We are extremely pleased Orlando has joined us and agreed to serve in this leadership role,” said John E. Thomas, Squire Sanders’ Real Estate Practice Group leader. “His expertise adds significant regulatory depth to our comprehensive real estate practice and we are confident that our clients will benefit from his unique expertise and insight.”
“I’m honored that Squire Sanders has entrusted me to lead this new industry group,” said Cabrera. “This is an exciting and challenging mission – to expand the capabilities of an impressively strong real estate practice, create new opportunities to serve the housing industry, and ensure that our legal practice meets the changing needs of our clients in an increasingly complex environment for housing professionals of all stripes, be they investors, syndicators, public entities and housing agencies or for-profit and non-profit developers.”
At Squire Sanders, Cabrera’s practice will focus on federal, state and local regulatory housing matters as well as tax credit and bond financing, among others.
“Orlando is a well-regarded, leading authority on housing matters. His operational, legal and public service experiences are an important component to Squire Sanders’ strategic decision to strengthen our already robust housing, tax credit and public finance practices. His role with us will be to build upon that existing strength,” said Michael D. Saad, senior partner on the real estate team
Cabrera, a former Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is nationally recognized for his expertise in federal, state and local affordable housing programs and related regulatory matters. Prior to joining Squire Sanders, Cabrera was of counsel with Nixon Peabody LLP. He will be of counsel at Squire Sanders.
The Squire Sanders Real Estate Practice Group provides comprehensive global services to government and private-sector clients engaged in all aspects of real estate transactions, from acquisition, planning, finance and construction through disposition of properties. Our lawyers take innovative approaches to addressing the rapidly changing political and business climates and legal regulations that shape the real estate arena. We apply carefully considered strategies to facilitate maximum results in our clients’ real estate transactions and assist them with achieving their long-term strategic goals. We address the full range of business, legal and regulatory challenges including tax, environmental, public finance and legislative matters that may impact the long-term success of our clients’ real estate transactions or projects. Also, we advise clients on the full range of project management and procurement issues, their documentation and tax implications. We are particularly skilled at risk management and dispute resolution including adjudication and litigation, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.