Northeastern University School of Law, JD, 2010
University of Massachusetts, BS, 2002
Jacob Taylor’s practice focuses on a wide range of affordable housing and community development matters, with an emphasis on construction, real estate finance, conveyancing, corporate and partnership law, as well as zoning and permitting issues. He regularly represents both non-profit and for-profit developers of affordable housing, as well as municipalities. Jacob has substantial experience with both new construction and rehabilitation projects involving tax credits, both in Massachusetts and nationally, and has worked on many deals involving multiple sources of tax credit financing and complex funding structures. He also has expertise in matters involving MGL Chapter 40B, MGL Chapter 40T and matters involving the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development including obtaining authorizations needed under MGL Chapter 121A. In his pro bono work, Jacob has represented housing cooperatives, regional planning agencies, as well as a community development corporation seeking to reestablish itself.
Jacob's practice draws on his experience prior to joining Klein Hornig as a housing advocate and program coordinator, of the housing unit, at Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. as well as his work with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and the Special Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.
- Currently representing multiple nonprofit and for-profit developers both in Massachusetts and nationally, in deals involving new construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing utilizing various public and private funding sources including both federal and state tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, HUD-insured loans, HOME and CDBG funds, rental assistance and other loan and grant funding.
- Assisted in representing a national developer of affordable housing in closing a complex joint commercial and residential transaction involving both Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits, as well as over a dozen additional funding sources
- Represented a local community development corporation in connection with zoning approval, closing both pre-development and construction financing as well as leasing for the renovation of a commercial facility in an underserved community for use as an incubator space for local manufacturers of artisanal food as well as space for culinary training programs
- Represented a resident-owned co-op in Cambridge, MA in connection with corporate governance matters, repaying a HUD loan, and obtaining financing for renovations
- American Bar Association, Member
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
- Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Pro Bono Participant
- Community Cooks, Inc., Volunteer
- Union Square Main Streets, Member of Board of Directors