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Alan L. Kennard

Senior Counsel


130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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Fax: 312.985.5592
Practice Areas
Environment, Energy & Natural ResourcesReal Estate
Areas of Emphasis
Consolidation & RestructuringLeasingMergers & AcquisitionsPrivate EquityPublic Finance LawPublic/Private PartnershipsReal Estate ServicesTaxTax Incentives & Grants
BankingConstructionHealth CareTax Exempt Organizations
Economic Development Services
J.D., cum laude, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1991
B.A./B.S., cum laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1986
State Bar Licenses
New York
Court Admissions
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois

Alan L. Kennard

Senior Counsel

Alan L. Kennard is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  He has a nationwide practice, and is experienced in facilitating complex transactions utilizing various financing scenarios to effectively and efficiently maximize the benefits for his each of clients. 

He specializes in federal and state tax credit finance, including new markets tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, and the combining the foregoing, as permitted.  His multi-disciplinary experience involves specialized knowledge and proactively advocating creative techniques to structure, document and close transactions in a timely and cost-efficient manner, as well as assisting his clients in handling post-closing asset management, and exit issues and strategies.

Alan’s clients include real estate developers, nonprofits, manufacturers, healthcare providers, community development entities, state and local governments, and financial institutions.  He has participated in closing approximately $2.2 Billion of tax credit transactions.

His practice also includes federal and state income taxation related to taxable and tax-exempt finance, partnerships, corporations, S-corporations, nonprofits, real estate investment trusts, regulated investment companies, like-kind exchanges, and debt/equity issues. 

Alan has practiced as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Managerial Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner, and has been Certified in Financial Management.

Speeches and Presentations

Speaker, “Ask an Expert: New Markets Tax Credits,” Council of Development Finance Agencies’ 2012 CDFA National Development Finance Summit, Charleston, South Carolina (November 2015).

Speaker, “New Markets Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits,” Texas Housing Conference (July 24, 2014).

Speaker, “Introduction to QLICIs and “Recapture,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credits Investors Conference, San Diego (January 2014).

Speaker, “Overview of New Markets Tax Credits 101,” Texas Housing Conference (July 22, 2013).

Speaker, “Cutting-Edge Layered Tax Credit Financed Projects,” Council of Development Finance Agencies’ 2012 CDFA National Development Finance Summit, Washington D.C. (August 1, 2012).

Panelist, “New Markets Tax Credits and Other Tax Incentives for Real Estate Development: Qualifying, Applying for and Using Tax Credits to Structure Real Estate Projects,” Strafford Publications Webinar (July 31, 2012).

Speaker, “Overview of New Markets Tax Credits - Residential Retail and For-Sale Housing,” Texas Housing Conference (July 23, 2012).

Speaker, “Closing A Deal,” Reznick’s 2012 New Markets Tax Credit Summit, Miami (April 2012).