Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) veteran Michael A. Winter has joined as of counsel in the firm’s Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice, based in Washington DC. Having spent nearly two decades with DCHFA, most recently, Mr. Winter served as Interim General Counsel.
“Michael enhances our Washington DC metro area and national capabilities, bringing with him extensive experience in the single and multifamily housing bond and low-income housing tax credit programs,” said Mike Sharb, leader of the Public & Infrastructure Finance Practice. “Michael’s deep industry connections, coupled with an invaluable public sector perspective, will be a tremendous asset for our clients as they navigate through complex financings and projects."
Throughout his tenure with DCHFA, Mr. Winter held a number of leadership roles. Among Mr. Winter’s core responsibilities was providing legal advice for structuring single-family and both traditional and innovatively structured multifamily housing revenue bond transactions, including transactions credit-enhanced under HUD’s Risk-Share Program and by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as unrated, unenhanced direct placement bonds and tax-exempt loans. He has reviewed construction requisitions for compliance with federal and local law, including tax-exempt bond compliance, tax credit compliance, Davis-Bacon Act compliance and compliance with local hiring laws and other issuer requirements. Prior to joining DCHFA, Mr. Winter held various legal positions in Washington DC and North Carolina.
“I was attracted to Squire Patton Boggs’ national reputation in the public finance sector, particularly in affordable housing, and its integrated global platform,” said Mr. Winter. “I could not pass up the opportunity to help grow the practice in the Washington DC metro area and work alongside such a talented, collaborative team.”
With a team of more than 60 infrastructure and finance lawyers, Squire Patton Boggs has one of the largest, most diverse and highly regarded public finance practices in the US. Operating in tandem with the firm’s preeminent US federal public policy, legislative and regulatory practice, the Washington DC public finance team provides clients with a unique understanding when involved in US public infrastructure procurement, finance and development.