RICHARD MICHAEL PRICE
My practice focuses on real estate finance and regulation, affordable and rural housing and community development, government contracts, administrative law and legislation. I assist for-profit and nonprofit businesses and government agencies. I am the editor-in-chief of Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing and Community Development blog.
I focus on real estate finance and regulation in four different settings: Transactional, Regulatory, Litigation and Advocacy.
As a transactional attorney, I close transactions financed through complex commercial financing and federal and state financing programs including multifamily mortgage loans, tax credit equity and tax-exempt bond proceeds.
As a regulatory attorney, I assist clients with a broad array of approvals including mortgage assignments and property transfers. I also represent parties in fair housing, lead-based paint and RESPA compliance.
As a litigator I defend clients before HUD, USDA and federal courts concerning suspensions, civil money penalties, debarments and nonprocurement and procurement contracts. I build on my experience as a trial attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for this work.
I am often involved with advocacy on new housing legislation. I’ve even advised non-governmental organizations about increasing housing opportunities in other countries. I have served on several housing industry boards and represent industry organizations. I enjoy writing and speaking about new issues affecting housing, administrative law, finance and real estate.