Novogradac Admits Five to Partner

San Francisco, Calif.-based Novogradac & Company LLP (FY13 net revenue of $92.5 million) welcomes Eric Barnett of the Walnut Creek, Calif., office, Jeff Nishita of the San Francisco office, Matt Meeker and Dirk Wallace of the Dover, Ohio, office and Thomas Stagg of the metro Seattle office to the partnership. The firm, which specializes in affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy tax credits, has 44 partners in 18 offices nationwide.

“I am very pleased to announce that Dirk, Eric, Jeff, Matt and Thomas have been promoted to partner,” says Michael Novogradac, MP in the firm’s San Francisco office. “Their hard work and dedication is proof that they will continue to find more innovative and efficient ways to better serve our clients.”

Barnett specializes in auditing financial statements and the preparation of tax returns for numerous entities, including affordable housing organizations, commercial real estate developers, for profit home builders, nonprofit organizations and investment companies.

Meeker specializes in federal and state new markets tax credits (NMTCs), renewable energy tax credits (RETCs) and historic rehabilitation tax credits (HTCs). He has consulted on hundreds of tax credit transactions with cumulative project financing exceeding $10 billion. He provides transaction advisory services to real estate and renewable energy developers, community development entities, syndicators, lenders, consultants and investors on the structuring, financing and syndicating of federal and state NMTCs, RETCs and HTCs.

Nishita performs numerous services in the real estate industry, including audit and tax services, consulting, forecasting and training. He works with for-profit and nonprofit developers, syndicators and direct investors.

Stagg specializes in audit and tax services for real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with LIHTC deal structuring, including assisting developers and investors in navigating acquisition and rehabilitation developments as well as Year 15 disposition issues. In addition, he has also assisted many clients in applying for and obtaining LIHTCs.

Wallace has extensive experience in developer consulting and real estate syndication with an emphasis in real estate partnership audit and taxation. He is experienced in affordable housing developments and specializes in LIHTCs, including properties financed through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act and the HTC.