Jere G. Thompson is a partner in the Public Finance Department and a member of the firm's Housing, Securitization, and Transactional Finance Groups, Public-Private Partnerships, and the Tax Credit Practice. His practice is concentrated in municipal finance, with emphasis on tax-exempt private activity bonds (including housing, manufacturing and exempt facilities) and traditional municipal general obligation and revenue bonds. Mr. Thompson has extensive experience with mortgage revenue bonds, multifamily residential rental bonds, exempt facility and manufacturing private activity bonds, and traditional municipal general obligation and revenue bonds, including variable rate and various types of credit-enhanced financings and derivative products.A nationally recognized leader in the area of military housing privatization initiatives, Mr. Thompson has been involved in almost $2 billion worth of military housing privatization transactions, spanning all three branches of the armed forces, since May 2004. All of these financings involve complex real estate, historic preservation and environmental issues; negotiations with the Army, Navy and Air Force; securities law compliance concerning public and private bond offerings; and federal state and local tax issues. Mr. Thompson also represents AIG Retirement Systems, Inc. (formerly SunAmerica Inc.) as tax credit equity investor client counsel in connection with new construction and rehabilitation of affordable multifamily housing facilities throughout the United States. Over the past three years, Mr. Thompson has served as counsel on over $150 million in low income housing tax credit transactions for this client.Mr. Thompson is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities.Mr. Thompson is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1977) and Vanderbilt University (J.D. 1980) where he was research editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
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