Molly Bryson
Molly Bryson

Molly R. Bryson

Partner

brysonm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7638
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Molly Bryson is Team Leader of Ballard Spahr's Tax Credits Team. She focuses on advising major banks, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and government entities about investments in affordable housing, solar energy, businesses in low-income communities, and historic preservation using federal and state tax credits and commercial and subsidized financing. Her experience in these areas has made her an effective negotiator in complex business transactions.

Ms. Bryson provides strategic advice to investors, syndicators, developers, and housing authorities in structuring the financing for low-income housing apartment complexes, ensuring that various federal and state subsidies work in tandem to allow for their development and continued operation. She is the firm's representative on the Board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.  

Ms. Bryson also practices in the renewable energy financing arena by representing tax equity investors, developers, and lenders of solar energy projects in diverse markets and sizes. She structures the tax aspects of these transactions using industry frameworks such as partnership flips and lease pass-throughs.

Ms. Bryson is a frequent lecturer on tax credits and has spoken at a number of conferences, including ones sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development, the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the Pennsylvania Housing Alliance, the NMTC Coalition and IPED Inc.


Recent Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Tax Equity Structures on Steroids: Affordable Housing, Tax Credits, and the ITC," SEIA Finance & Tax Seminar, Washington, D.C., December 8, 2016

Moderator, "Strategies for Year 15 Issues," Ballard Spahr's 2016 National Housing Symposium, Washington, D.C., November 4, 2016

Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2016

Panelist, "Legal Tools and Resources for Small Businesses and Economic Development," American University Washington College of Law's Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law Symposium on the Business of Gentrification:  How the Law Can Help Small Businesses Survive, Washington, D.C., April 5, 2016

Moderator, "Developer and Investor Perspectives on Low Income Housing Tax Credit," Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania's Homes Within Reach Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 16, 2015

Co-Chair, Ballard Spahr's 2015 National Housing Symposium, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2015

Moderator, "Planning for and Implementing Year 15 Issues," Ballard Spahr's 2015 Housing Authority Summit, Washington, D.C., November 5, 2015

Panelist, "Year 15 Scenarios and Opportunities," CohnReznick Annual Fall Affordable Housing Conference, Atlanta, September 22, 2015

Panelist, "NMTC and the Law," NMTC Policy Conference, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2015

Panelist, "The Development Process" and "Deal Structuring and Syndication Essentials," National Council of State Housing Agencies' Housing Credit Connect Conference, Los Angeles, June 3, 2015

Co-Chair, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Annual Conference, and Moderator of the Legislative Panel, Washington, D.C., May 20-22, 2015

Moderator, "Washington Update on Housing and Tax Related Issues," American Bar Association: ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2015

Moderator, "Avoiding Year 15 Pitfalls," Ballard Spahr's Western Housing Conference, San Francisco, March 13, 2015

Moderator, "Preparing for the 15-Year Itch: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties at the End of Their Compliance Period," Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania's Homes Within Reach Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 18, 2014

Moderator, "Debt and Equity Strategies for the Future," Ballard Spahr's 2014 National Housing Symposium, Washington, D.C., November 13, 2014

Panelist, "Non-Tax Equity Sources of Financing," Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2014

Panelist, "Industry Update on Revenue Procedure 2014-12 and its Application to Structuring Solar Tax Credit Transactions," Ballard Spahr Tax Credit Breakfast Briefing, Philadelphia, November 4, 2014

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal 500 US, energy – renewable/alternative, 2015

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – real estate, 2015

Board Memberships

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Board

Alumni Council of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law




The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.)
Editor-in-Chief, Catholic University Law Review

The Catholic University of America (B.A., magna cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa


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