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Alan L. Kennard

Senior Counsel


130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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J.D., cum laude, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1991
B.A./B.S., magna cum laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1986
State Bar Licenses
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 clients. 

He provides optimal tax and economic structures using all sources of available capital.

Alan 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 other tax motivated transactions.  Such transactions also include federal subsidies and other forms of assistance provided by such programs including those involving taxable and tax-exempt bond financing, Enterprise Awards, Capital Magnet Fund Awards, CDFI Bond Guarantees, HOME Loans, Housing Preservation Grants, Multi-Family Housing Direct Loans, Multi-Family Housing Loan Guarantees, Multi-Family Housing Rental Assistance, Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants, Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, Continuum of Care, Community Development Block Grants, Intermediary Relending, Rural Business Development Grants, Rural Business Investments, Rural Economic Development Loans & Grants, Rural Community Development Initiatives, Rural Community Development Initiative Demonstration Loans & Grants, Community Facilities Direct Loans & Grants, Rural Cooperative Development Grants, Community Facilities Loan Guarantees, Community Facilities Relending, Economic Impact Initiatives.

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

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 over $5 billion of financings over his 25 year career.

He has previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Managerial Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner, and was Certified in Financial Management.