Mo Smith

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Offices Washington
Phone 202.467.8819
Fax 202.533.9081

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Mo is a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the finance, energy and real estate group.  He represents developers in the acquisition, development, and disposition of complex multi-family affordable housing projects, and has more than a decade of experience helping clients utilize a broad range of financing and real estate tools.  Mo advises clients on all aspects of the development process from acquisition and construction through “Year 15” exits and project resyndication.

Mo’s finance experience includes closing transactions involving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, the Rental Administration Development (RAD) program, tax-exempt bonds, mixed-finance/public housing, and various U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financing programs. He also has extensive experience structuring “9/4 twin” transactions, negotiating joint ventures, and solving real estate issues to facilitate project development using condominiums, ground lease, and easements.

Prior to joining Vorys, Mo was a partner with a nationally recognized boutique law firm specializing in mission-oriented affordable housing and community economic development. 

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Mo received his J.D. from the Howard University School of Law and his B.A. from Brown University.

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