Daniel J. Kolodner



Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2001

Harvard University, BA, 1997, cum laude

Dan Kolodner, a Partner at Klein Hornig, focuses his practice on community development projects utilizing tax credit financing. He specializes in complex deal structuring, combining tax incentives – such as New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and Renewable Energy Tax Credits – with state tax credits and other financing sources in a variety of community development transactions. He regularly represents both for-profit and nonprofit developers, qualified active low-income community businesses (QALICBs), and community development entities (CDEs), as well as institutional tax credit investors. Dan regularly shares his expertise at conferences on both the national and local level, speaking on the topics of Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, and other Federal and state tax incentives.

In 2014 Dan was awarded the Paul E. Tsongas Award by Preservation Massachusetts for his work on historic tax credit projects across Massachusetts. The Paul E. Tsongas Award is given annually and honors “those who have played an extraordinary role in promoting historic preservation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Dan was also recently recognized by The National Law Journal as a “Boston Rising Star”. The Boston Rising Stars are selected as the region’s 40 most promising lawyers under age 40 who have “wielded influence in their practice areas, demonstrated strong leadership qualities, developed unique practice niches, showed expertise in litigation or transaction work, and committed themselves to pro bono work.” Dan was honored for his community development legal practice and his pro bono work.

Before joining Klein Hornig, Dan was an attorney in the Syndication Department at Nixon Peabody, where he focused his practice on community development finance.


  • Massachusetts
  • Represented a New York-based bank in connection with Historic Tax Credit and New Markets Tax Credit investments throughout Upstate New York
  • Represented a national hotel developer in connection with the rehabilitation of a large historic hotel in Portland, ME, utilizing both Federal and state Historic Tax Credits
  • Represented Boston Properties in connection with the development of the Atlantic Wharf project, the historic rehabilitation of the former Russia Wharf Building along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, MA
  • Represented multiple community health center QALICBs in connection with the construction of community health centers utilizing New Markets Tax Credit financing
  • Currently representing People Incorporated Financial Services, a community development entity based in Virginia, in connection with multiple New Markets Tax Credit projects throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
  • Represented a Dallas-based developer rehabilitating a historic building in downtown Dallas into residential apartments, utilizing the HUD 221(d)(4) mortgage program
  • Currently representing multiple developers utilizing Federal Historic Tax Credits and related State Historic Tax Credits in Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and North Carolina
  • Preservation Massachusetts, Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Volunteer
  • “Federal Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation,” Lorman Education Live Webinar – March 2018
  • “Finance 101” 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference – August 2015
  • “Legal Issues in Historic Preservation: Preservation Restrictions and Other Tools” 2015 Historic Preservation Conference – August 2015
  • “Real Estate Development Tax Credits: Using Tax Incentives to Develop Challenging Projects, with a focus on Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits” Lorman Education National Webinar/Teleconference – September 23, 2014
  • “Using Tax Incentives to Invest in Historic Properties, including a focus on the 2014-12 Revenue Procedure" Lorman Education National Teleconference – January 26, 2014
  • "Historic Tax Credits: Federal Issues for Investors and Developers," Strafford Publications CLE/CPE national webinar – November 2012
  • "Laying the Foundation: The Basic Tax Rules Governing Historic Tax Credits," Housing Tax Credits 101 plus Historic Tax Credits Conference, Boston, MA – April 2012
  • "Using Tax Incentives to Invest in Historic Properties," Lorman Education National Teleconference – February 15, 2012
  • "Getting it Built: Using Historic Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits and Solar Tax Credits," Build Boston 2011, Boston, MA – November 2011
  • "Introduction to Historic Tax Credits (with a focus on tax-exempt issues)," Historic Tax Credits for Developer's Conference, Philadelphia, PA – October 2011
  • "Introduction to Historic Tax Credits (with a focus on tax-exempt issues)," Historic Tax Credits for Developer's Conference, Philadelphia, PA – October 2010
  • "Combining Green Buildings and Historic Tax Credits: A Roundtable Discussion," The Municipal Art Society of New York City, New York, NY – April 2010
  • "Intro to Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt Use Issues," National Conference of State and Historic Preservation Officers, National Historic Tax Credit Conference, Washington, DC – March 2010
  • "Main Street Revitalization: New York State Tax Incentives," American Planning Federation (Upstate NY Chapter), Annual Conference – October 2009
  • "The Tax Rules Governing Historic Tax Credits," Using Historic Tax Credits in New York Conference, New York, NY, June 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, "New Markets Tax Credits and Real Estate," MIT Center for Real Estate, Boston, MA – May 2009
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Syndication: Historic Tax Credits," Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Boston, MA – March 2009
  • "Combining Historic Tax Credits and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits," Housing Tax Credits 101 Conference, Boston, MA – October 2008