Vice President and General Counsel La Fonte Nesbitt has nearly 30 years of experience with all manners of real estate projects, but his practice emphasizes urban and community development, HUD programs, affordable housing, government related real estate projects and programs, and various types of public-private partnerships and privatization initiatives. As General Counsel he will serve as closing counsel to Love Funding with a particular emphasis on more complex affordable and healthcare loans, head up our new legal department, coordinate with our outside counsel, and be involved in other tasks related to the underwriting, asset management and servicing of loans.
Prior to joining Love Funding, Mr. Nesbitt was a real estate partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Holland & Knight. During his almost 22 years at the firm, he served as counsel to private and nonprofit developers and owners, investors, HUD and other lenders and underwriters in connection with the acquisition, development and financing of housing, retail developments, office buildings and mixed-use projects. He has also represented housing authorities, housing finance agencies and other government and quasi-government agencies in connection with real estate matters.
Mr. Nesbitt has extensive experience in multifamily housing finance and development, including programs of the HUD, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, tax-exempt housing bonds, low-income housing tax credits, military housing privatization and other affordable housing programs.
Mr. Nesbitt earned a Bachelors of Science from James Madison University and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. He has spoken and written widely on affordable housing, HUD programs and other real estate matters. Mr. Nesbitt has received various awards and honors including being recognized in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 USA, Real Estate & Construction: Real Estate, being named a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer numerous times and being appointed by The Mayor of Washington, D.C. to the Government of the District of Columbia’s 2012 Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force.