Ellinger & Carr Speaking on Social Media, Housing Authority Issues at PHADA National Conference, San Diego

PHADA logoSusan Ellinger and Steven Carr will be featured speakers and presenters on management and legal issues of concern to executive directors of public housing authorities at their upcoming national conference in San Diego in January 2013.

The social and cultural phenomenon of ubiquitous social media has prompted housing authorities and most employers to develop and adopt social media policies to address the use and effects of social media and networking on employee productivity and to mitigate the risks of the employers’ liability.  Ms. Ellinger and Mr. Carr will speak on the social networking session: “What’s Your ‘Status’?  Is Your Social Media Policy Working and Protecting You from Liability?”

A second session will focus on risks and liabilities of tax credit developments, and Ms. Ellinger and Mr. Carr will present a primer and update on low income housing tax credits issues, including an overview of housing authority affiliates, joint ventures and how to protect the Board and executive directors from liabilities and risks frequently encountered in these transactions.  The program is titled:  “Partnerships 101: Top 10 Tips for Successful Community Development Joint Ventures.”

The Ellinger Carr law firm represents housing authorities and their non-profit community development corporations and other non-profit and for-profit developers in affordable housing and mixed finance housing projects in the Southeast and elsewhere in the United States.

Ellinger Carr helps to build homes and communities

Ellinger & Carr LogoProviding safe, affordable housing for families, seniors and developmentally disabled persons has long been a part of the work of the Ellinger Carr law firm, in communities in the Carolinas, the Southeast and elsewhere in the United States.  Susan Ellinger, the firm’s founding member, announced that the firm’s lawyers have just concluded a closing in Canadian, Texas for the development and new construction of 64 affordable apartment units called the Oasis Cove Apartments.  The firm served as lender’s counsel for the closing of a debt and equity financing of $14 million.

Over the past year, Ellinger Carr has counseled and assisted with more than 20 transactions and closings for the investment of more than $150 million in financings of multifamily affordable housing apartment complexes and commercial real estate developments in communities in North and South Carolina, and in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Susan Ellinger noted that the pace of the firm’s affordable and historic rehabilitation closings continues in the fourth quarter of 2012, including complex, multi-million dollar transactions expected to close in Atlanta, Richmond, Charlotte, and in smaller communities like Clarksville, Tennessee and DeBary, Florida.

Ellinger Carr is a business law and commercial real estate law firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.   Ellinger Carr lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable counselors, transaction specialists and business problem solvers, admitted to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and New York.  For assistance in commercial real estate and corporate and business development matters, call 919-785-9998 or email Susan Ellinger or Steven Carr.

Ellinger & Carr is 4 years old . . . and growing

Ellinger & Carr PLLC TeamEllinger Carr is a business law and commercial real estate law firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Ellinger Carr lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable counselors, transaction specialists and business problem solvers, admitted to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and New York.

Founded four years ago, on October 1, 2008, Ellinger Carr was initially a two-lawyer firm.  Despite the economic difficulties and downturn of the Great Recession, the firm has thrived and continued to build on its reputation for making complex transactions simple and executing multi-million dollar equity and debt financings in a sophisticated and cost-effective manner.

“Since opening the doors four years ago, our business has grown, and we have added to our firm in order to keep pace with our clients and our clients’ expectations of smart, responsive and high quality legal services,” Susan Ellinger, the woman-owned firm’s founder said. “We have been honored to add very talented lawyers with broad corporate and governmental experience to complement our business law and our affordable housing and community development practice areas.”

Heather D. McDowellHeather McDowell, a native of New Jersey, joined Ellinger Carr in 2010.  Heather is a graduate of Tulane Law School and practiced in New Orleans early in her legal career, in the office of the Mayor of New Orleans, and a major part of her work was the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.   As an associate with our firm she continues to counsel and execute transactions in Louisiana and advising and assisting with other sophisticated commercial transactions in the Carolinas and elsewhere in the Southeast and the Southwest.  [Link to bio]

Jennifer Lewis OxfordJennifer Lewis Oxford joined Ellinger Carr in March 2012.  A native of Durham, Jennifer is a 2011 graduate with distinction of Emory Law School in Atlanta.  Jennifer also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, where she graduated with distinction, and a Master’s of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before entering law school, she worked as an engineer and urban planner in the Research Triangle area in North Carolina.  Jennifer assists with the firm’s affordable housing and community development and commercial lending practice, and also with the firm’s commercial litigation, planned community and homeowners’ association legal matters.   [Link to bio]

April 1, 2011 – Cary – “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.”

Continuing Legal Education program with Steven Carr as course planner and moderator.Experienced panel members discuss best practices in designing, implementing and administering Corporate Ethics and Compliance programs, an overview of recent changes in federal and state law and questions raised by these changes including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the status of proposed incentives for corporate whistleblowers in a new Securities and Exchange Commission rulemaking, the key elements of an ethics program, and much more. Steven will be presenting this CLE program at the NC Bar Center in Cary on April 1, 2011.  You can find more information on the upcoming program at http://www.ncbar.org/cle/programs/810ETH.aspx