Daniel M. Rosen



Harvard Law School, JD, 1995

Yale University, BA, 1990

Dan Rosen focuses his practice on real estate, housing, and community development transactions. He has helped public, private, nonprofit and for-profit clients build, buy, preserve and finance thousands of housing units across the country. Dan specializes in mixed-finance public housing development, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and HUD assistance programs. He has worked with these and numerous other Federal, state, local and private funding sources to finance innovative, high-impact projects.

Dan was a founding partner of Klein Hornig in 2002. He previously served as Associate General Counsel at The Community Builders, Inc., a national nonprofit developer, and as an associate at the firms of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood and Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP (now Bryan Cave LLP).


  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Represents developers of seven of the first Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant redevelopment projects in the country – involving large-scale redevelopment of both public housing and privately-owned multifamily sites combining multiple sources of funds including housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, public housing funds, the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and the “porting” of Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contracts
  • Represented a national developer in an eight-phase mixed-finance public housing revitalization that produced almost 800 housing units
  • Represented the developer of a 200-unit project in Massachusetts involving acquisition, selective demolition, redevelopment and creation of new infrastructure financed with a combination of HUD Section 236 "decoupling" Interest Reduction Payments, Federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, public and private debt
  • Represents a national syndicator in numerous low-income housing tax credit transactions
  • Represented multiple Massachusetts public housing authorities in the mixed-finance redevelopment of their state-aided public housing developments
  • Represented a limited-equity cooperative in the buy-out of former limited partners and refinance of their property with new debt
  • Represented the developer of one of the first mixed-finance Section 202 new construction closings in the country, creating a project for elderly residents by combining HUD Section 202 assistance with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Represented a community development corporation in the acquisition of a 250,000 square foot former mill building complex, subdivision and sale of one building to a third party, and financing of 60 units of affordable rental housing and commercial space using Federal and state housing, historic and New Markets Tax Credits
  • American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Vice Chair (2018-2019)
  • National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute Affordable/Workforce Housing Council, Member

Dan is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. His recent presentations include:

  • “Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond Boot Camp,” AHF Live – November 2018
  • “New Opportunities with HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program,” National Housing & Rehabilitation Association – October 2018
  • “Twinning 9% Credits and 4% Credits,” Urban Land Institute Affordable & Workforce Housing Council – May 2018
  • “Finding the Middle Ground: State Agencies & Developers Explore How to Balance Policy to Maximize Production and Efficient Use of Resources,” National Housing & Rehabilitation Association – February 2018
  • “Combining 9% and 4% LIHTCs & Tax-Exempt Bonds,” National Housing & Rehabilitation Association – May 2017
  • “LIHTC Terms You Negotiate Now Will Bind You for 15 Years,” NeighborWorks Webinar – March 2017
  • “Local Preservation Tools to Create Development Opportunities and Save At-Risk Properties,” National Housing & Rehabilitation Association – October 2017
  • “A Tale of Two Cities: Multi-phase Acquisition/Resyndication Case Studies,” National Housing & Rehabilitation Association Portfolio Recapitalization Symposium – February 2017
  • “Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond Boot Camp,” AHF Live – November 2016
  • “Tax-Exempt Bond Update: New Structures & Navigating Volume Cap Shortages,” National Housing & Rehabilitation Association – November 2016
  • “Preservation: Outside the Box,” American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development – May 2016