ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 21, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of Donald L. Cunningham, Jr. in Orlando as of counsel in the Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Practice Group. Cunningham brings 35 years of legal experience in public financing, affordable housing, and other diverse areas of law.
During his career, Cunningham has represented various private and public entities involving multi-million-dollar financing and construction projects in Louisiana, Florida, Rhode Island and several other states, including serving as counsel on major projects employing groundbreaking financing strategies.
Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Cunningham was a partner with Jones Walker, LLP in Baton Rouge, La. While there, he served as co-bond counsel on Louisiana Housing Corporation’s single family program and closed several Low Income Housing Tax Credit bond transactions totaling $100 million as bond counsel. He also represented several government entities as bond counsel, including the Louisiana Community Development Authority; served as trustee counsel for various banks and corporate trust departments, including The Bank of New York Mellon, Regions Bank and Whitney Bank; and acted as underwriters counsel for several major national and regional investment banking institutions.
“I am pleased to join a firm that plays a significant role in representing clients who add to and rehabilitate affordable housing properties in Florida and other states across the country,” said Cunningham. “The demand for new and improved affordable housing is almost unlimited, and I am excited to be part of a team that carries a strong reputation and such deep experience in this area of practice.”
Cunningham holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge and received his juris doctor from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Additionally, he is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Florida, and holds professional memberships with the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and The Florida Bar.
As part of the firm’s Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Practice Group, Cunningham will join a team that has represented clients in 35 states, closing more than a thousand transactions involving more than $5 billion in tax-credit syndications, tax-exempt bond financings, numerous subsidies from HUD Mixed Finance and HOPE VI transactions to HOME loans, SAIL loans, SHIP loans and other complex real estate financings and projects. In 2017, the firm was once again named a Leading Real Estate Law Firm by Multi-Housing News, ranking among the top 20 firms in the nation.