Richard W. Power - Partner

 

Practice Focus

Tax Law with emphasis in Real Estate and Partnerships, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Entities

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard College
Juris Doctor, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California Law Review
LLM, cum laude Golden Gate University
Graduate work in city planning and business administration

Experience


A founding member of Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP, Mr. Power is a tax attorney whose practice focuses on low-income tax credits, real estate, partnerships and tax exempt entities.  He is also a national speaker on the low-income housing tax credit.  He served as tax attorney for the National Housing Law Project in its nationwide practice specializing in structuring syndications of low-income housing.  Mr. Power was vice president-tax counsel and a partner with Lincoln Property Company, a major real estate developer.  He continued to develop his tax practice with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon and as a partner at Marron, Reid & Sheehy prior to founding Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP in 1998.


Professional and Community Associations

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Partnership & Real Estate Committees - Low Income Housing Subcommittee 1998-2014
  • State Bar of California, Taxation & Real Estate Sections (1970-Present)
  • Sebastopol Rotary, President 2009-2010, Founding member, Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary
  • Leadership Santa Rosa Class XXI

Publications

  • A Guide to Housing for Low Income People Recovering from Alcohol and Other Drug Problems,  1991  (co-author)
  • "Tax Reform and Low-Income Housing - An Update", Housing Law Bulletin, 1985
  • "The President's Tax Proposal and Low-Income Housing" Housing Law Bulletin, 1985
  • "The Impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1984 on Syndication of Low Income Housing Owned by Non-Profits"  Housing Law and Northern California Non-Profit Housing Bulletins, 1984

Speaking Engagements Include:

  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development National Conference, Washington D.C., May, 2007
  • Housing California, Sacramento, CA, May, 2006
  •  American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development National Conference, Washington D.C., May 2005
  • Housing California, Sacramento, CA, May 2005
  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development National Conference, Washington D.C., May 2002
  • Housing California, Sacramento, CA, May, 2001
  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development National Conference, Washington D.C., May, 2000
  •  Urban Land Institute Conference, San Francisco, CA., March, 2000
  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development West Coast Conference, San Francisco, CA, January, 1999
  • Novogradac & Company Fall Tax Credit Conference, San Francisco, CA, September, 1998
  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development National Conference, Washington D.C., May, 1998
  • Co-Chair of American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development West Coast Conference, San Francisco, CA, January, 1998
  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development National Conference, Washington D.C., May, 1997
  • American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development West Coast Conference, Santa Monica, CA, October, 1996

 

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