W. Kimball (Kim) Griffith has been of counsel to Norris George & Ostrow PLLC since its founding in 2017. Prior to joining the firm he was Vice President of Affordable Sales and Investments in Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Division from 2003 to 2015, responsible for production of all products in its affordable debt and equity platforms, including Low Income Tax Credit financings for 9% debt transactions and credit enhancement and purchase of bonds and tax-exempt loans. Under his leadership Freddie Mac significantly increased its participation in the affordable market, ranging from working effectively with the US Treasury on the New Issue Bond Program when public markets for multifamily bonds were slow, to increasing issuance and credit enhancement of pools of unenhanced bonds purchased by Freddie Mac and to the development and initial implementation of the Tax-Exempt Loan program.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac in 2003, he was a partner in the public finance departments of Ballard Spahr LLP (from 2000-2003) and Kutak Rock LLP and predecessor firms (1975-2000). His practice included commercial real estate, REMICs, and multifamily housing revenue bonds as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, special developer’s counsel and credit enhancer’s counsel, including initial documentation of Freddie Mac’s single property and pooled multifamily transactions and serving as counsel to Freddie Mac on multiple financings across the country.
Mr. Griffith serves currently on the Boards of Directors of Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., America First Multifamily Investors LLP (NASDAQ symbol: ATAX) and Housing Up, a Washington DC based nonprofit where he is immediate past chair.
Mr. Griffith graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College with a degree in Political Science in 1971 and received his law degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1974, where he served as administrative editor on its law review. He is a member of the Washington DC bar association.
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