Lee P. Reno is a founding member of Reno & Cavanaugh. His experience in housing development began in 1970. Lee has practiced extensively in the affordable housing field during his legal career, with a special emphasis on public housing and rural housing. His practice currently consists of representing public housing authorities in their mixed-finance transactions, serving as general counsel to the Housing Authority Insurance Group, Housing Assistance Council, and other national nonprofit organizations, and representing public housing authorities and their employees being investigated by the HUD Inspector General and in enforcement proceedings brought by the HUD Enforcement Branch.
Mr. Reno provided transactional and regulatory advice to the housing authorities in San Antonio and Houston, Texas; Norfolk, Virginia; Peoria and Decatur, Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Petersburg, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Stamford and New Haven, Connecticut; Albany and Buffalo, New York; Dayton and Akron, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis and Shelbyville, Tennessee; Frederick, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlantic City, Perth Amboy, and Pleasantville, NJ; Meridian and Biloxi, Mississippi; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as provided advice on specific issues that arise with respect to other developments and other clients that Reno & Cavanaugh represents.
Counsel to several housing authorities or housing authority executives in audits or debarment actions, including the Binghamton, New York Housing Authority, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and several individuals and PHAs undergoing investigations in the Mid-West and Mid-South. He has organized, incorporated, and provided ongoing counsel to a number of nonprofit organization and small businesses.
Mr. Reno has lectured on housing issues to classes at Catholic University School of Law and Antioch School of Law.
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