Steven Mount focuses his practice on community development financings, including the Opportunity Zone program and tax credit programs using the New Markets Tax Credit, Historic Tax Credit and Energy Tax Credit. He also represents clients concerning partnership taxation and other real estate joint venture transactions, as well as issues concerning real estate investment trusts.

    He is a regular panelist at the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit Conference series, has authored BNA portfolios on the Rehabilitation Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit and on the taxation of real estate investment trusts (REITs), and is the author of several articles on Opportunity Funds, REITs and other issues.

    Steven is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers.

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    • Representing several New Markets Tax Credit institutional investors in investments, including some with Historic Tax Credits, side-by-side investments and short-term qualified low-income community investments.
    • Counseling in the acquisition by a real estate investment trust of a shopping center company valued at US$1.5 billion and a major shopping center restructuring of US$350 million in assets into a tiered partnership structure.
    • Representing a major New York-based investment bank in creating an international real estate fund with US$1 billion in targeted assets.

    Education

    • Harvard University, J.D., cum laude, 1979
    • Muskingum College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1986
    • New York, 1982

    Courts

    • U.S. Tax Court, 1989

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
    • Recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer

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    • Regular panelist at the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference series.
    • Authored of a BNA portfolio on the taxation of real estate investment trusts (REITs).
    • Author of several articles on REITs and other issues.
    • Author of the Bloomberg BNA portfolio on New Markets Tax Credits.

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