About William A. Meltzer

William Meltzer helps developers of affordable housing secure public funding and utilize taxable and tax-exempt bonds to finance the acquisition and development of affordable housing. With more than 35 years' legal experience on a wide variety of real estate transactions, Bill understands what it takes to close deals and navigate the risks inherent in these transactions.

Thirty-five years' experience managing real estate transactions

As assistant general counsel for Continuum Health Partners, Bill represented member hospitals in real estate sales, leases, financings and real estate-related litigation. He also served as Continuum's director of real estate, managing the operations of the company's owned and leased residential and commercial properties. With his in-house experience, Bill understands the concerns and opportunities for his clients and can help them close their deals on time and with the best terms possible.

Bill also served as deputy general counsel and secretary at the New York City Housing Development Corporation, where he closed dozens of complex mortgage transactions. He was also a senior attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's New York Legal Services Office, handling mortgage foreclosures, workouts and the disposition of the real estate assets of failed banks.

Bill’s experience includes work on tax certiorari, cooperative conversions, sales and commercial leasing matters. He has represented lenders in mortgage transactions, sponsors in cooperative conversions, boards of directors of cooperative housing corporations and property owners before the New York City Environmental Control Board, New York City Buildings Department and New York State Department of Environmental Protection.

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Practice Focus

  • Real estate development and financing
  • Affordable housing issues