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August 17, 2018

Nolan Sheehan Patten Joins as BBA Sponsor Firm

Press Release

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is proud to welcome Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP as a sponsor firm, supporting the BBA’s mission to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, and serve the community at large.

Formed in 2009, Nolan Sheehan Patten is a specialized law firm focusing on affordable housing and community development. Nolan Sheehan Patten provides strategic and technical advice to equity investors, syndicators, lenders, developers, nonprofits, community development entities, and government and quasi-government agencies in the acquisition, financing and development of affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use developments. Nolan Sheehan Patten attorneys assist their clients in utilizing federal and state low income housing and historic tax credits and the federal new market tax credits to advance affordable housing and community development projects.

Nolan Sheehan Patten has been involved with many unique projects in the City of Boston, such as the process of preserving Boston’s oldest firehouse and converting it into the headquarters of Historic Boston, Inc., the redevelopment of The Franklin Apartments in the South End, the Kenmore Abbey Apartments in Kenmore Square and the Blackstone Apartments in the West End, the financing of the redevelopment of Whittier Street public housing development to create mixed-income housing in Roxbury, the financing of the new construction of affordable housing and ground floor retail on Parcel 25 in Mission Hill, the historic rehabilitation of the Webb Building at Jackson Commons in Roxbury and the new construction of a mixed-use residential and commercial building at 225 Centre Street in Jackson Square.

Nolan Sheehan Patten’s attorneys demonstrate a commitment to public service through a variety of pro bono projects, youth mentoring programs and other community-based initiatives. In particular, attorneys regularly volunteer to represent homeless individuals through the Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness.

“Nolan Sheehan Patten is excited to become a BBA sponsor. The firm’s lawyers have participated in many BBA activities over the years and we particularly appreciate the high quality of the BBA’s CLE programs, but more than anything we value the BBA’s initiatives on access to justice, diversity and inclusion.  We believe support for the BBA contributes directly to the strength of our profession,” partner Steve Nolan said.

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